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Hickories Smokehouse Coventry – Restaurant Review

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On Sunday the 16th August, we were kindly invited along to Hickories Smokehouse in Burton Green, Coventry to indulge in a family meal.

As a mother of 2, one of which is a teenage boy aged 15 – it’s not very often we get to eat as a family let alone have some quality time eating out.

Hickories have been on my list of restaurants to visit for some time after hearing raving reviews from friends and family, sadly our visit was delayed due to the lockdown restrictions put in place this year.

It’s great to see that Hickories are back open for business and ready more than ever to welcome diners. I was very pleased to see the covid measures that have been put in place on arrival before we entered the building there was hand sanitiser and kitchen towels available.

Of course, like most eateries at the money book is essential but for a Sunday dinner time, it wasn’t overly busy. Hickories are currently taking part in the government scheme ‘Eat out to help out’. This, in short, is the scheme that the government have set up to help boost the hospitality trade by offering a 50% (up to a maximum of £10 per person) reduction on your food bill Monday-Wednesday. Therefore no doubt, these are the busiest days for most restaurants at the moment.

The scheme has become very popular so if you are looking to eat out under the scheme, booking as much in advance as possible is advised.

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Ring Video Doorbell Review

About a month or so ago, I contacted Ring UK to ask if I could review their video doorbell device. They were extremely kind enough to send me a device and a chime doorbell in return for my honest review.  Below are my thoughts on the device based on what I have experienced so far. Please keep in mind that anything I review on this blog is given honest feedback both good & bad based on my experience. Here is my review on the Ring Video Doorbell.

I was sent the device and really couldn’t wait to start using it. I eagerly opened my parcel and pulled out all of the contents. On first glance, it all looked a bit overwhelming and I did wonder if I would actually be able to install all of this myself but in fact, it was all too easy.

Now, I have to say that Ring has scored additional bonus points with me….They have actually thought of EVERYTHING! Not only do they provide plates to mount your ring device on angels i.e if you live at the top of some stairs or on an angle, you can mount the device to the angled plates, they provide all the necessary screws but here’s where the bonus points come in….They provided me with the drill bit, a mini spirit level and a screwdriver! So you don’t need to go hunting in your garage or shed for the right tools! 10 brownie points for you Ring!!

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Kidzania Review

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On Thursday 8th March I had the opportunity to visit Kidzania with my 7-year-old daughter. Kidzania is located inside of the Westfield shopping centre in London.

KidZania is a safe and secure space for your kids to independently explore and learn all about the real world and is designed for children aged between 4 – 14. Having watched other families visit and vlogging it on their YouTube channel it was a place that we were both excited to visit.

On arrival, we made our way to the top floor where the ‘check-in’ desk is located, this is where you deal with entry into the attraction. The ticket is designed to mimic a British Airways plane ticket and it really feels like you are inside an airport especially with the nose of a giant British Airways plane sticking out of the wall.

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