Food Friday – Bill’s, Durham

Bills Durham


Last week, we headed on down to Bill’s, a brand new opening in Durham.

The newest resident on the Saddler Street foodie strip has a prime double fronted location on the street which attracts huge footfall from both residents and visitors alike. This is the first location for the chain in the North East and it is exactly what Durham needs as the food buzz is starting to take off.

On entering the venue, we were escorted through a vast property to a dining room at the back with views over the Elvet Bridge. The space at the back would make a great private dining room for functions! All stripped wood, bare walls and exposed ducting, the décor blends well with the existing architecture of the building providing endless charm.

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Land Rover Owners Experience Day Review

Land Rover Experience 4

When purchasing a new Land Rover or Range Rover you are given an experience day (£225) held at one of the Land Rover accredited off roading sites across the country. For us, Yorkshire was the closest so we found ourselves booking a midweek stay at the Coniston Hotel who host the site. You can read a full review of our stay HERE.

On arrival, we were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to the abundantly supplied waiting area. After a quick cuppa and obligatory custard cream, our tutor for the day came to collect us. We felt instanly at ease with our instructor and Katie was fully included just as much as I was.

As I had just bought a brand new Freelander and I am new to the Land Rover family I chose to do the experience day in the same model so that I could really find out what the car can do – without breaking mine; I am well aware of the merits of the Freelander on paper but I really wanted to put it through it’s paces in person! Of course Katie would have chosen the Defender. I’m sure if you cut her in half, she’d say Defender through the middle.

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Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss – 19 Pirate

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 19 Pirate 4

If you can remember my review of the Chanel lipstick in 99 Pirate HERE, you’ll know I do love a bit of Chanel red. Well any red really as it really is my ‘signature look’.

Like the Tom Ford lipstick, I bought this at the airport to make savings, paying around £5 less than the rrp of £26

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 19 Pirate 2

Pirate is an opaque gloss in a beautifully glossy vibrant red colour. It doesn’t last all that long but it is perfect to pair over a matte red or as a wearable every day red without the ‘drama’ of a bolder lipstick. I have been lining my lips with a Sephora waterproof lip liner and then using this over the top for a longer lasting look.

Luxe packaging does make it feel a little bit special when you use it, but I find the extended wand to be helpful for sweeping on across the cupids bow, allowing me to really get in to accentuate it.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss 19 Pirate

Worth a buy if you are a red lipstick obsessive like myself, or just fancy a treat. Red is a staple that never lets you down, whatever the season or occasion