International Cheese Awards 2019 – Nantwich, UK

Six weeks ago, if you’d asked me to describe my “happy place,” I would have talked about my wedding day. Now that I’ve experienced the International Cheese & Dairy Awards media launch, it’s a little too close to call.

If you don’t like cheese, this is where you stop reading (there are plenty of other Fork My Piehole posts that will work for you instead so check those out).

Picture yourself in a white room draped with cloths, grapes, figs, you’re handed some Prosecco, and most importantly there’s more cheese than you could ever eat. Are you in heaven? No, you’re at the International Cheese & Dairy Awards media launch. And yes, this is an event that already happened, but in just two short weeks the real deal is coming to a field near you if you live in Nantwich: the International Cheese & Dairy Awards 2019, and guess who’s been invited to be a part of the judging panel.

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What Katie Did – Glamour Nouveau Merry Widow in Peach

Hello hello, good day to you readers! I haven’t posted a great deal about my photoshoot life under the name Stephanie Jay but I’m starting to do shoots more again this year, so expect posts about clothing and lingerie coming your way!

To get the ball rolling, I’m whipping up a little post today about a shoot I had in Lasssssssssss Vegas wearing some lush What Katie Did shapewear and stockings! They’re a brand I’ve loved for a long time so I’m sharing the feels with you. So, where was I?

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AnySharp Twist, Knife Sharpener

Howdy hi fellow forkers! Fortunately my wit couldn’t be any sharper…but this isn’t about my delicious mind-stash of puns today. No, let’s talk KNIVES.

We’ve got maybe one proper knife and most of the rest came with a knife block we got….well…. I can’t remember how long ago! I was approached to review a knife sharpener and I thought I could actually do with one of those to sort out our ageing collection of blades. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaades. So I was kindly sent this knife sharpener, the AnySharp Twist, to take a peek at!

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Esthechoc – Chocolate Golden Skin Programme

Oooh… chocolate… TICK… golden skin… TICK… this sounds pretty good, right? I was approached to review this product, completely impartially (as always) and I must note that this is not a paid review.

I thought this would be a good product to review as even at the age of 31 my skin still thinks I am a vibrant teen and I do suffer from skin problems (mainly chin based). Boo and hiss. I’ve tried countless antibiotics, ointments, tablets, creams, contraceptives blahblahblah for years to try and calm it down but not much works (well, one contraceptive did help a bit but it made me go a bit nutso with moods so I stopped that as one doesn’t like being angry 98% of the time) so I thought perhaps this chocco will make a difference. Plus, I am not going to turn down eating a little choccy bar every day for 3 weeks especially if it has the potential for skin benefits!

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Pret A Manger – Chicken Protein Box

Hello! Today I want to tell you about a lunch I’ve become rather fond of which takes the form of a Protein Box from Pret. This isn’t sponsored and hasn’t been requested by a PR company, it’s just me sharing the love for something I quite like.

I eat a lot, and a lot of that is food which (combined with no exercise) means my clothes are slowly feeling tighter… my poor self control means I can’t cut delicious food out totally but I am trying to reduce my carb intake for lunches.  So here we are with this box which seemed like a good option to me and, as a classic millennial, I’m a right sucker for an avo.  However despite these lures I am also a bit of a stinge, so was initially put off by the £4.99 price tag.

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