Thursday, 15 March 2018

Aldi Vegan Wine Review

Mr Jollyjilly and myself do rather enjoy a small glass of wine at times. I have issues with allergies so I have to be very careful. I am also keen recently to improve my life style and source more organic products. So we got to try some wines from the Aldi Vegan Wine Range.  So many people are now vegan or vegetarian boring foods or drinks are something of the past.  Now you can buy a whole range of wines from Reds to whites and at a price range to fit with everyone. So we got to try.


Big favourite with Mr. as he really enjoys a good red. Lovely bright ruby red . A yummy deep fruity and full bodied it would be great for the red wine lover any time.

The Project Sauvignon Blanc

 This is something we both enjoyed . A crisp , fresh white from South Africa. It had just a great taste of grapefruit with a wee hint of pineapple really yummy.  I can see us enjoying it at all sorts of occasions as it was so nice, and such a great price.

Reserva Toro Loco

One again Mr's favourite red. This one is aged for 12 months in Oak barrels , which I think is amazing. It had a really fruity flavour with a hint of cherries. We thought it would taste great with any meal , but fab with cheese .

Organic Prosecco

Comes from a family run winery who have made it their life's work to growing their grapes without herbicides or  pesticides . Really lovely and light and I would drink it any time. Saying that it would be great with starters or even with puddings. A great all rounder and a fab price.

Hope you check out the range at Aldi and you can find more at their web site.

please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the product 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Aldi Drill N Fix It range Review

Now if you read my blog often you know myself and Mr Jollyjilly love Aldi. And this week Mr. got very excited as he got to try some things that he uses all the time. To be fair I get to enjoy the things he makes so its a win win !
 Aldi have a great range of DIY products to please anyone who needs a tool fix. We got to try three different products.

Lithium Rotary Hammer Drill

Mr was impressed with this beauty. It is not too huge and heavy but really does the job.  Wood, plastic and metal prove no problem at all. Ideal for any job around the house or garden, in fact it can even be used on stone.  Comes with a box with drill bits in and a very handy bag to keep it all safe in. Would be a great gift idea as well.

Safety Shoe

Mr was very impressed about how sturdy but also how light these work shoes are. Your feet will be totally protected with these features
Steel Toe Cap
Oil repellent sole
Anti slip
Ideal for any work inside or out to keep your feet protected and safe.

Wrench/Spanner set

Combination wrench set insuring you have the tool for the job . Comes with a mounted handle for storage or for transporting. Excellent value .

So check out the range at your local store or online , great value for your money.

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the products 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Aldi Six Nations Championship Range

Now I am saying I am a huge sports person, but I love to watch from the comfort of my sofa! I love sports wear and its easy and on a relaxed weekend what more can you want. So if you are a dedicated fan or a comfort seeker then Aldi's Six Nation Range is for you.
All the items are official licensed products so great quality and colour. You can kit yourself out top to toe for any English/Scottish or Welsh fan. The range includes adults and children so making everyone happy. I was impressed with the quality of the items  I got to try and the price.

Rugby Fleece  £12.99

My husband was really happy with this . We felt the quality was great and a nice warm but not too heavy. Ideal for under a coat or on its own in warmer months. The size was really good ours was a size Large and it fitted my husband ok not loose but very wearable. Now considering he normal wears and XL or a 2XL the size was a little larger but still great. 

 Men's  Hoody £14.99
 Another great item. Very heavy and well made a nice quality product you would expect to pay much much more for. Once again great on size . For the price really amazing.

Children's T shirt £4.99
 This is a really good quality T shirt. Thick and soft you can feel it is made well. Lovely colour and I think it will really wash well. I think the children's may come up a little small.  I had 5/6age  and it fitted my grandson who is 4 well, but at this price buy a few to cover all the ages .

Rugby Beanie £4.99
Its still cold so I think its going to be a little while before we can forget these for the summer. Once again a quality product. Heavy and thick you can just tell it will keep your head warm anywhere. Stock up now for winter .

The whole range is available in store and online while stocks last from the 1st February. I would get them fast as its a really great quality range.

You can find out more about the range from the 28th at

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the products 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Aldi Christmas Wines Review

Well Christmas is nearly here and I am sure everyone is rushing around trying to do all the last bits and bobs. I no I am but I will be making a visit to my local Aldi to top up on wine and beers for the big day. We enjoy the odd class or two and when the chance to trying some wine to then share with you we jumped at it. So we had three to try.

Greco di Tufo
  A really yummy white wine for Italy with flavours of passion fruit and lime. It was crisp and lovely and clean and fresh. Ideal for any meal really.

Maynards Pink Port

Very lovely fruity, raspberry wine. Totally yummy chilled and perfect to drink at any time but lovely with a sweet dish

Prosecco Superiore

This is  perfect for your Christmas Bubbles. Very light and refreshing with a yummy fruity taste. A really nice wine from Italy .
So why not get along to your local store and stock up so you can really push the boat out this Christmas.  For lots more information you can visit the web site at

Have a very Happy Christmas Everyone

please note I was not paid for this review only receiving samples 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Aldi Ski Range Review

Aldi's new range of ski wear may come in handy if the weather predictions are right!  Or if you are lucky enough to be heading out to the slopes soon this range is just perfect for you also. Covering everything you need to take from all the layers right up to the outer wear Aldi have it ready and waiting. I got to try out the Crane Triangle ski jacket and the Crane Grey for my 3 year olds.  Yes style is important but more is the warmth, and waterproof layers. This lovely fleece-lined jacket its great for your little ones to stay warm.

So the facts

Cleaning Instructions
Do not dry clean
Full front YKK reverse nylon
Zip covered with lips
Hidden zipped ski pass pocket on sleeve
2 x zipped hip pockets covered with lips
Fixed adjustable 2-layer hood
Inside collar fleece and soft fleece lining
Lower body/sleeves/front with 190T lining
Cuffs with velcro adjuster
Snowbelt with anti-slip tape
Zipped mesh mp3 pocket with media port
Mesh goggle pocket
Elastic inner sleeve cuff with no thumb holes
All over padding (body 100g/sleeve 80g)
All seams taped
High loft wadding

This one looked fab on my granddaughter but I was too slow for a picture !!!

He loved it and wanted it on straight away !

My grandchildren loved them and although this is marked at a boys jacket I think it can be worn by a girl as well. Very good quality for the price and practical no only for skiing but also everyday wear.

In stores from today but be fast as I am sure they will not last long.

For my information check out the Aldi web site

please note I was not paid for the review only receiving a sample of the product

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

British Stiff Upper Lip

British Stiff Upper Lip now that is a phrase often heard but what does it really mean? Well traditionally is been used to describe British people being resolute and unemotional in the face of adversity. Does that also read that we are boring or carry no emotion? I am of the opinion that it does not mean that at all. I think I am emotional I am caring and kind as much as  I can be. However I am also guilty of pretending I can manage when deep down I am drowning . My favourite saying is ' I am fine don't worry' but really I mean help me please. So maybe I do suffer that 'Stiff Upper Lip' after all.

I think its great to be strong and stand up for what you think is right but not to say ' I am ok' when you are not. Seek help if you need and don't be too proud to as for it . I am going to work on that idea what wonder what you think about ' British stiff upper lip'?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

New York Mini Maple Bagels

I love Bagels of any shape or size and the best are from New York Bakery  Co.  This week we got to try their  New Maple Mini Bagels. Yummy little bites of low fat goodness.

To make it all the better there is a competition to create a dish or creation around Halloween or Bonfire night for your family and friends.
Well its been a hectic couple of weeks here so not much time to really get my thinking cap on.
First my husband , my granddaughter and I enjoy some yummy chocolate while we came up with our idea.

So we decided on a yummy buttered bagels with a homemade custard. I cut them into half and buttered well . Then laid them face down and then made up a custard with eggs and milk and some sugar. This was poured over the top.
I then cooked it in the oven until the egg custard was set. Well I can tell you it was yummy and perfect for a chilly night  in bowls with maybe a dash of cream.

I am amazed at how much you can do with bagels and how many ways they can be served.
For lots more information hop over to the New York Bakery Co. And I would love to see your creations

Please note I was not paid for this post only receiving a sample of the product