Category: News & reviews

A meal at Côte Brasserie Maidstone: French restaurant review

Just before Christmas, I was invited to go along to review the new Côte Brasserie French restaurant in Earl Street, Maidstone. New-ish at least; it’s been there two months or so. I took my friend Lizzie, and we decided to go on Friday, to bridge that weird time between Christmas …

Shimmeez: Cuddly, collectable soft toy friends with reversible sequins

Reversible sequins are really popular and totally Christmassy too. They can be found everywhere at the moment; on home furnishings, clothes, and now soft toys. Shimmeez, made by Vivid Toys, are squashy cuddly toys covered with brightly coloured scale-like reversible sequins. You can brush them upwards with your hands or …