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Granola for Gangsters: Orange, Date and Cardamom Flavour🥣

This is our last flavour we got our hands on from Granola for Gangsters!

This pack was bursting with flavour from juicy dates to the tangy orange and hidden zingy cardamom. This product is made from buckwheat instead of jumbo gluten-free porridge oats, this is still gluten-free!

Our Review:

As we have stated in our previous blog reviews of other flavours we found the granola flavours a little bland when mixed with natural Greek yogurt so we decided to mix this flavour with Vanilla yogurt. This definitely had more flavour but as for the texture the granola was crunchy but very small pieces were it was like crumbs!

Flavour: 8/10

Texture: 5/10

Overall this scored 65% this was the lowest of all 3 flavours but still a high rating, the texture of the small granola pieces we prefer chunky, crunchy granola. The flavour went really well with the vanilla yogurt and can definitely tell the orange flavour stands out. We didn’t add any additional fruit or flavours to this flavour as it was enough without with the yogurt and this was still really nice.

These packs of granola are high in protein which make a great breakfast before hitting the gym and start your day off right!

Check out their new LIMITED EDITION flavour: Express Yourself (Coffee, Choc & Cherry)

Thank you for reading and we would love to know your reviews if you have tried this before!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

Granola for Gangsters: Almond, Cranberry and Pistachio Flavour🥣

Mentioning previously on our blog the 3 different flavours of Granola we won we tried our second flavour the Almond, Cranberry and Pistachio.

We never really ate breakfast until we started having Granola for Gangsters Granola which has completely changed us.

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Again like the Fig, Walnut and Vanilla we mixed the Almond, Cranberry and Pistachio flavour with natural Greek yogurt and found it was still a bland meal but the Cranberry was stronger which gave it some more flavour. The texture was good as the Granola was bigger and crunchier. Again, after trying it with the Greek yogurt we went and tried with the vanilla flavoured yogurt which is more fattening but blends really well with the Granola giving it some more flavour.

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Flavour: 9/10

Texture: 9/10

Overall this rated 90% and this came 1st of out the 3 flavours. This flavour is our favourite, this is down to the granola pieces being lovely and crunchy, the sweet and sharp cranberry and the crunch from the grinded pistachio knocking about. Couldn’t really taste the Almond pieces but that was a positive for us as was the least liked part. Beautiful mix of flavours – with the addition of vanilla yogurt this was one tasty brunch!

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Thank you for reading, hope our review will help and we would love to know if you have tried this flavour before and what you added to it!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

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Granola for Gangsters: Fig, Walnut and Vanilla🥣

At the weekend we decided to treat ourselves to some healthy breakfast meals! We don’t usually eat breakfast during the week so this was a lovely treat at the weekend.

In our previous blog post we mentioned about winning a competition and receiving all 3 granola flavours from Granola for Gangsters:

  • Fig, Walnut and Vanilla
  • Orange, Date and Cardamom
  • Almond, Cranberry and Pistachio

This weekend we tried the Fig, Walnut and Vanilla flavour first!

Fig, Walnut and Vanilla Flavour:

All ingredients are 100% natural, gluten free and vegan friendly. This is a great mix of the crunchy cooked granola alongside juicy soft fig pieces and a slight light crunch to the walnut.

Our Initial Review After:

We added our granola to natural Greek yogurt and topped with sliced banana. This was a lovely and healthy meal but was very bland. With the granola being natural ingredients they don’t have a great deal of flavour and neither goes natural Greek yogurt but this made the meal very healthy. Adding the banana gave the meal that extra bit of favour it needed.

Flavour: 7/10

Texture: 8/10

Overall rated 75% this comes 2nd out of the 3 flavours but this was down to the bland taste but the granola was lovely and crunchy. The bland taste can soon be overlooked by what you add to it as this granola can be delicious!

We also added the granola to vanilla flavoured yogurt which was beautiful. Granola giving it a crunch and the soft sweet yogurt which was a perfect mix. We definitely recommend!

Next time we are going to try adding different fruits to give it a sweeter taste and add some more colour to our meal.

Exciting announcement this week from Granola for Gangsters about a new limited edition flavour! We can’t wait to give it a try before it all goes!

To find out more about the new flavour check out there Instagram post: @granolaforgangsters

Purchase from HERE!

Thank you for reading, we would love to know what you would add your granola that we should try!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

Granola for Gangsters – Get Your Fix Today 🥣

Sorry readers we have been extremely busy recently!

We are back and have some interesting reviews and posts to come.

To start with about a month ago we won a competition from Granola for Gangsters and Tabl Company. We were so lucky to get hold of all 3 of their granola flavours to try! The 3 flavours are listed further down.

We can’t wait to give them a try and update you guys with our review! They sound delicious and perfect for a healthy snack to keep you going.

About Granola for Gangsters Products:

They sell 3 flavours of granola which are:

  • Date, Orange and Cardamom
  • Fig, Walnut and Vanilla
  • Almond, Cranberry and Pistachio

At first when reading the flavours we thought some of these flavours wouldn’t go nice together but reading other people’s reviews which have been positive and also we like all the ingredients separately so looking forward to trying them! You can purchase a packet for a reasonable price for the size or monthly, weekly, daily subscriptions to what you prefer to get your fix of granola!

Granola for Gangsters products are packed with goodness, provide energy for you to complete your day and 100% natural ingredients!

You can find out more on their website, click here!

Follow their Instagram: @granolaforgangsters

Let us know if you have tried Granola for Gangsters granola before because we would love to hear what you thought of it 💪🏻

Thank you for reading, give us a follow on our blog or Instagram to keep posted for our reviews of these products. 😃

The World Is Your Oyster 🌍

Valentine’s Treat – The Nuthatch Cocktail Bar Special 🥂❤️

Hope all you lucky people in couples enjoyed Valentine’s Day!

We would love to let you know how we spent ours. We don’t go on many date nights but we thought this year we would treat each other. Our favourite cocktail bar were doing a special night which included: glass of champagne on arrival, two cocktails of our choice from their menu, nuts selection and olives finishing with a lovely 3 tier stand food platter.

To start the champagne was lovely and not too dry but unfortunately we didn’t catch the name or country it was from!

The four cocktails ordered between us both were called:

• The Nuthatch

• Sloe Dancing

• Afternoon Bramble

• Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz

We picked all 4 gin based cocktails as we love Gin. These all had a different taste and flavour.

The Nuthatch is shaped after the bird and the cocktail bar, it is one of the well-known cocktails they make! If we go we always have to order it. This signature cocktail uses Edinburgh Gin raspberry liqueur giving it a fruity flavour. Decorated with burning rosemary!

Sloe Dancing is a Sloe Gin cocktail. Slow Gin is a berry flavoured Gin giving it a less alcoholic taste in your drink and a lovely juicy flavour!

Afternoon Bramble we had never tried before which came in a lovely teapot shaped jug and included Brockman’s Gin. This cocktail was a fruity mix of Pear, Cherry and Lemon tickling your tastes buds. Which was decorated with a bramble floating. You may think the fruit don’t go well together but with the addition of the Gin it was beautifully concocted.

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz, this contains the Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin. This cocktail you can first take the distinctive sharp and sweet rhubarb, which was closely followed by a fiery kick from the ginger. This cocktail would please and ginger spice lovers!

Whilst drinking our cocktails we were brought over a 3 tiered food platter stand consisting of: the bottom plate loaded with a selection of cheeses and hams, the middle plate included crackers, bread and butter and finally the top plate had a range of miniature desserts such as fudge truffles and macaroons. The food was delicious and they should serve it more often! The cheese and crackers went down lovely first of all with our champagne!

They serve olives and nuts already which are lovely to snack on whilst drinking the cocktails. The nut selection is definitely worth it and the olives are in a lovely chili flavoured oil to add that extra kick of flavour!

This little cocktail bar is worth a visit! During the week (Tuesday – Thursday) they have a selected few cocktails for only £5! What a bargain.

This is our favourite place to drink and we can’t wait for our next trip! Little announcement from themselves is new cocktails are on the way to their menu soon!!

Check out their website for all information about table booking, location and cocktail and drinks menu, click here!

Follow their Instagram: @the_nuthatch

Thank you for reading and we would love to know all about how you spent Valentine’s Day.

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

Our Adventures at Edinburgh Zoo🐒🐧🐼🐯

Sorry readers we have been so busy but have some great experiences to share with you!

Well one of us celebrated their birthday the other weekend so the other surprised them to a trip to Edinburgh zoo! One place we both haven’t visited before so we would love to tell you all about our adventures at the zoo.

Ever been to Edinburgh Zoo before? It is definitely worth a visit!

As the zoo is up a hill we decided to rush to the top and work our way down. This was a good idea because everyone started at the bottom by the entrance so we got to see the animals on our own. I would recommend doing this and if you need mobility assistance that’s also available!

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The layout of the zoo is at the back there are the Big Cats, in the middle are Birds and Monkeys. To the left are more Monkeys, Giant Pandas and Penguins and at the front by the entrance are a variety from Pelicans to Meerkats. Above is the full map.

At the top of the map (top of the hill) there is a viewing point which shows some amazing views of Edinburgh. If you have a gorgeous clear day like us you can capture some fantastic photographs!

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Our favourite animal to see was the Giant Pandas but they do spend most the day inside sleeping, we would in the cold February weather!

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This cheeky guy below soon woke up when there was food placed in his room! Edinburgh zoo has a wide variety of Monkeys and it’s the animal we saw the most of.

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Every day they run a Penguin parade at 14:15 if the Penguins are willing to participate. Unfortunately they all seemed too lazy and sunbathing to walk the parade the day we went.

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Edinburgh zoo does have a wide range of animals but maybe only 1 or 2 of them and we did find many of the areas empty and no animals home. Also, the animal walkthrough which is where you can walk through the home of the breed with them (but always stick to the paths) which many of the animals were inside so we went through the Monkeys, Wallaby’s and the Lemur’s. Out of the 3 only the Wallaby’s were outside. Not sure if this was down to the fact we went in the cold February.

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Other than this little bit of disappointment above we did really enjoy the day-trip and would visit again, in the summer next time! The weather was great for us which topped it off.

Thank you for reading and we would love to hear from you guys if you have visited before and hear your reviews and see your photographs!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

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Learning Something New: Fashion Sketching🎨

Taking our own advice from our New Year’s resolutions post last month, we decided to pick a few to do.

First one – Learn Something New!

I have always wanted to start drawing again but a different style. People I know have gone off to University to study ‘Fashion’ their portfolios are amazing and I’ve always wanted to get into Fashion Designing. Why not try something new and give it ago.

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I went and bought a sketch book and some sketching pencils and followed a few tutorials to create me own designs.

I started out with the basic female’s body using circles and lines, which I then went a little further to turn the lines into body parts.

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After managing the basic body, I decided to go for a more detailed approach using a bit more shading, which I say was quite successful to what I thought it would be.

After that I then focused on looking at different hand positions you can create on a human pose. Again, I started off basic and working up by adding on more detailed lines until happy.

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Finally, I have got up to sketching the different types of bras and knickers as that’s what goes on the body first. I would love to create fashionable underwear and no better way than to start with the basics first. My favourite range of underwear is Victoria’s Secret.

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That’s all for now. Follow us to stay updated to where my drawing goes next. If you have any tips or advice for me I’d love to hear it!

27836043_10210966058898517_767668925_oThank you for reading and we would love to hear all about your adventures in trying something new.

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

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Bullet Journal Ideas📖

Hello readers,

Sorry we haven’t blogged much recently but we are back and you better be ready for some good posts!

Recently we have started a bullet journal with all sorts of ideas in. We thought about making a list of ideas to get your started on your bullet journal. Also we have added a few photographs of our own bullet journal layouts.

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January daily tracker

Here are a few of ideas:

  • Money saving
  • Calendar
  • Books you have read/books you want to read
  • Weight loss chart
  • Meal planner
  • Calorie tracker
  • Workout routine
  • Bucket list
  • Holiday planning
  • Water intake tracker
  • Movies watched/movies to see
  • Weekly schedule
  • Annual calendar
  • Daily diary
  • Goals
  • Idea mind-map
  • Packing list
  • Party planning
  • Playlist ideas/song list
  • Chores checklist
  • Favourite recipes
  • TV shows tracker
  • Blog post tracker – followers, likes etc
  • Habit tracker
  • Favourite blogs
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TV Shows – Episode tracker

Have you got any ideas we can add to this list or we should use in our bullet journal?! Get in touch with us as we would love to hear from our readers!

Thank you for reading and we hope this helps you start a bullet journal.

The World Is your Oyster🌍

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First Month Results – NewMiTea Detox☕️

We have come to the end of our first month of NewMiTea’s detox package. As you might have read previously on our blog how positive drinking this tea has been for us and we can’t wait to get our next month started and carry on!

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As a result of drinking 2 cups of tea a day we have benefitted from:

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Boost in energy levels
  • Snacking less
  • Clearer skin

And another benefit which arises from the above is you start to feel more positive and ready each day!

Detox tea has a number of other benefits and you might not see but make you feel better such as:

  • Reduces bloating
  • Boosts metabolism

If you are not a morning person or suffer from lack of energy during the day this is definitely worth trying to increase those levels and become more positive.

27046386_10210834565971276_1571086609_oSome people may think detox tea is quite bland and doesn’t work, but it is far from both! This package contains a lovely, sweet flavour and even better if you add a slice of lemon and also is 100% organic which gives brilliant results!

When we received this package we thought we would run out of tea leaves before the end of the month but don’t worry there is plenty in the bag and we have even had a few extra days of tea! Which is always a positive.

We 100% recommend this tea.

26972430_10210834566131280_1831556964_oPurchase from here! Their website even provides a free diet plan and can purchase a tea infuser to help you along the way.

If you are quick they have 20% off your first detox tea package!!

Follow them on Instagram to keep updated with their products and journey: @newmitea

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Follow us to carry on our journey next month: @theeworldisyouroyster

Thank you for reading and we would love to hear about your journey!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

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Tea Tourist – Shine & Sparkle Box⭐️

We are so lucky to get our hands on the Shine & Sparkle box by Tea Tourist.

This was Novembers box and been looking at it for a while but over winter we prefer to drink black tea rather than green and floral tea due to it being warmer and more filling on them cold, dark nights. However, we do love green and fruit teas in summer and as a change.

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This box originally included:

  • Himalayan Darjeeling– by Pure Leaf (Black Tea)
  • Cheshire Breakfastby Cheshire Tea (Black Tea)
  • Autumn Fireby LEAF (Flavoured Black Tea)
  • Black Cardamom Chaiby ICHAI (Flavoured Black Tea)
  • Jade Tips by Good & Proper Tea (Green Tea)
  • Ali Mountain Oolongby Golden Tea Leaf (Oolong Tea)

Also we got our hands on the following two:

  • Spiced Orange Pekoe Teaby Spice Kitchen (Black Tea)
  • Mazawattee Earl Greyby Mazawattee Tea (Black Tea)

These two tea flavours are from their October box – Hats & Scarves. They are an amazing team!

We are so excited to try these 6 teas.

With us being fussy we can’t wait for the release of their new type of box – ‘Build a Box’ where you can select any 6 teas of your choice! What about that😁👌🏻 They have plenty of teas to chose from and taste☕️

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Himalayan Darjeeling – Black Tea. Review up soon!

Follow our social media and website to stay updated with our journey through this box of teas. You never know you might just have the same taste in tea as us!

Our Instagram: @theeworldisyouroyster

Tea Tourist Instagram: @tea_tourist

Purchase this box from here!

Thank you for reading, reviews will be up soon for each one of these teas. If you have tried these flavours and have any favourites we should try, give us a message we would love to hear about them!

The World Is Your Oyster🌍

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