I had a really lovely day with my eldest daughter Miss N over the half term, and I wanted to share with you a couple of the things we did together.
First up I wanted to share with you the iced tea that we made, after my successful iced tea cocktail last week. This iced tea was absolutely delicious. In my opinion, its taste nicer than when drunken the traditional hot way (no really it does) and perfect for this lovely weather!
You start off making it the same was as your normal cuppa, however use only using around half the water you usually do. This seemed to work best for us. We also at this stage added a large dash of honey to sweeten.
We used super fruit by teapig, which is made with Hibiscus, elderberry, blackcurrant, raisin, natural flavours, ligonberry and blueberry. The perfect fruity combination!
We left the teapig in the water for 4 minutes, before taking the bag out.
We allowed the tea to cool a little more, then topped the mixture with lots of ice, and a little water. We also added some sliced strawberries, doesn’t it look pretty? Well it was certainly an absolutely delicious drink!
I had also been sent some samples of the new Yankee Candle range for the summer. Miss N and I love scented candles, and you could smell these as soon as you opened the bag that they came in…just beautiful!
So what fragrances were we given, to test out?
Honey Blossom : The beautiful blend of flower nectar, honey musk, freesia and woods makes this both full and delicate.
A very summery scent, and not too sweet, I love the smell of freesias, this scent seemed to last for a really long time, these really do remind me of my childhood, as they are a favourite of my Mum too.
Fireside Treats : The joys of camp . . . mesmerized by the fire, singing and laughing, while toasting marshmallows to rich, gooey perfection!
This has a deep sugary scent that is so lovely in the evenings. If I can’t have a real fire in the summer to toast my marshmallows, this is a fab alternative.
Pineapple Cilantro : A tropical treat . . . fresh, island pineapple served with a citrus touch of cilantro and sweet coconut.
Miss N’s favourite, it smells so much of a pina-colada, this one reminds us both of floridian holidays, its just gorgeous!
Summer Scoop : Delicious memories of creamy, homemade strawberry ice cream on a hot summer day. One scoop or two?
Strawberry flavoured, and smelling things I am always attracted to, and this scent is gorgeous definitely a summery scent, makes me think of wimbledom!
We lit these in the day, why save them until the evening? It was a lovely attack on our senses, I think we are going to this again!