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Have a Stella Christmas!

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Have a Stella Christmas!

Posted on 06 December 2012 by Chris Ford

Stella Artois was first brewed as a Christmas gift for the people of Leuven, Belgium. This year, to celebrate the brand’s seasonal heritage, Stella Artois has created a rather clever personalised video greeting, named Christmas Carole, you can access the video by entering your postcode via the Stella Artois UK Facebook page, trust me its worth the effort.

Also while in the Christmas spirit  Stella Artois have released a limited edition Holly Green corked bottle of the famous lager which is available now to purchase exclusively from Sainsburys for £3

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Sponsored Video – Joop! Homme  Wild

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Sponsored Video – Joop! Homme Wild

Posted on 05 December 2012 by Chris Ford

I have posted about the Joop! Homme fragrance before and I think you will agree with me if I convinced you to try it that its a real winner, in fact I wear it everyday. Well Joop! built on the success of the original fragrance and have recently introduced the new Joop! Homme Wild line,  which still has elements of what made the original great but has taken things up a notch, this should be your partying fragrance!

With that idea in mind Joop! have released a series of videos exploring the wild spots of various cities, the first being my home town London and having just watched it I can say without a doubt I will be checking out a few of these spots!  I find London is one of those cities you can live in all your life and yet still be totally unaware of an abundance of amazing things going on right on your doorstep, most tourists only see the famous landmarks like Big Ben and the Tower of London but I always urge visitors to look a little deeper and see the real London and meet the real Londoners.


So whether you live in London or are planning a visit I urge you to take a look at the video below and discover a few of the alternative places to visit in London  from the wild Bars, tattoo parlours, to the vintage clothes stores theres something for everyone who like to explore their Wild side once in a while, all of course while wearing the new Joop! Homme Wild

This post was Sponsored by Joop! Homme Wild

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Make this Christmas extra special with the Jme collection

Posted on 04 December 2012 by Chris Ford

If you are like me up until recently I didn’t know what or who Jme were other than I knew there was some association with Tv chef Jamie Oliver.


Well Jme is a  collection of products inspired by Jamie Oliver’s relaxed approach to eating, entertaining and  life available  through Jamie at Home, Recipease stores and online at

I was invited to a Recipease store to try out some of the range and while some of the products were straight forward such as Pesto and olive oil others were to me complete alien such as the pickled Walnuts but in the end the more bizarre products such as the Walnuts were my favourite products and I’m not even much of a nut fan.


I think what was clear from the evening and talking to some of the product manufacturers is that Jme select manufacturers that care about quality and are passionate about the product they are putting out and this really comes across when you taste the finished article.

Here I have listed some of my favourites from the Jme range


Hey Pesto

Hey Pesto

A proudly British version of a popular Italian classic, this pesto is made with peppery watercress, British herbs and local, farm-made cheese. With a bright, aromatic flavour and lovely rich texture , we sampled this with a lovely fish and potato dish we cooked at Recipease.




Dark chocolate with orange & ginger bar (Light My Fire)

Dark chocolate with orange & ginger bar (Light My Fire)

Rich high cocoa content chocolate, spiced with exotic orange and ginger.



Seville Orange Marmalade

Seville Orange Marmalade

This classic, fine-cut marmalade is made to a traditional English recipe: sweet and sticky with a lovely bitter tang. Spread it on toast with lots of good butter and a pot of freshly brewed tea.


Jme “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” Mulled Wine Syrup











Steeped in cinnamon, nutmeg and elderberry juice, this rich syrup makes delicious mulled wine in minutes.



To find out more about the Jme food range and for a full list of stockists, please visit



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‘Mu by Peugeot’  The pay as you drive rental service

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‘Mu by Peugeot’ The pay as you drive rental service

Posted on 03 December 2012 by Chris Ford

As another Christmas draws ever closer, the season of stress and last-minute searching for that one special, unique Christmas gift begins and if you are looking for something a bit different this may be for you.

Peugeot has come up with the perfect Christmas gift – a weekend in the highly-desirable Peugeot RCZ – the sports coupé with a distinctive double-bubble roofline.


Thanks to the ‘Mu by Peugeot’ scheme, the pay as you drive rental service, this gorgeous sports car can be hired for just £80 a day or £140 for the whole weekend.


‘Mu by Peugeot’ is great value and perfect for treating loved ones to an experience that they will cherish.



The service is available across the entire Peugeot range so it’s easy to find the ideal match for family and friends from a selection of great drives such as the electric iOn car, or even the practical 5008 Compact MPV, great for travelling families with a boot full of Christmas presents.


‘Mu by Peugeot’ is currently available at Peugeot dealerships in six locations: Chiswick in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Northallerton in the North East.


For more information on ‘Mu by Peugeot’ or to apply online please visit


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