Let Us Have A Sparkling Christmas!!! ~Shopping ~ Review

One of my guilty pleasures is going around the different garden centres in my local area and looking at the displays of Christmas decorations.  I thought I would do some posts on my personal favourites. Pennells Garden Centre in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, is one and luckily only a few minutes in the car away …

The Steel Rooms, Brigg ~ Hidden Gems of Lincolnshire ~ PlacesToVisit

In the small market town of   Brigg in Lincolnshire,  there is a small gem of fabulousness! https://www.facebook.com/TheSteelRooms/ https://www.thesteelrooms. On entrance to the Steel Rooms there is a small shop, selling cards, gifts and picture framing.  The shop opens into a large coffee shop, serving drinks, snacks and lunches at reasonable prices, offering vegetarian and gluten free options. …

Down On Uncle Henry’s Farm ~Lincolnshire ~Food ~Review

Now it is officially autumn! Love the fabulous colours,the the crisp cold mornings and the warm and cosy feeling it gives you.  One of the places to get this feeling of nature and cosiness is a farm shop and cafe called Uncle Henry’s,which can be found at Grayingham Grange Farm, Gainsborough, DN214JD
Telephone number 01652 640308
 As of writing this the opening times are 9.30am until 5pm every day except Sunday when it closes at 4.00pm.

They do hold various events throughout the year and these may have different times.
https://www.unclehenrys.co.uk/

Uncle Henry’s opened in 2006 and had recently undergone a face lift.  There is now a large entrance to bring you into the farm shop area, displaying fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a butchers, deli and a large stocked drinks area.
There is also an area to browse the gifts, small toys and cards.

The café is quite large although it can get quite busy at certain times.  I was with Pirate Mick and we shared the potato wedges, which are delicious, with cheese and a chilli dip! The potatoes were home grown and cooked to perfection and just melt in the mouth.  The cheese was delicious and just the right consistency and the chilli dip is where I first discovered chilli dip! Perfection!! There was plenty for us to share and no trouble to order just one portion. I found these really good value for money.  £2.95 for the wedges, 75p for the dip and £1.00 for the melted cheese.
There is also a coffee lounge and a courtyard outside if you want to wrap up and just prefer a drink and a chat. Pirate Mick and I both had a latte and this costs £2.75.  If you wanted a refill it is just £2.00, with your receipt.

View from the car park
                                                  Look at the fabulous fresh vegetables and fruit
Look at those colours! It really does bring out the creative in me!
If you are looking for something to do this autumn then I would recommend taking a visit to Uncle Henry’s.
Have you been?  Do you recommend anything from the menu?
If you do go, let me know what you think!
Happy Autumn!
Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx
All photographs, unless stated, are the copyright of Lorna Liza

La Voix At The Embassy Theatre Skegness ~Entertainment ~Theatre ~Review

Hello to you!  Hope October is treating or tricking you well! I am just coming back to earth after another fabulous weekend.  Friday saw another road trip to see La Voix, this time at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness.  Embassy Theatre  As I have said before no two shows are ever the same due to different …

From Bondage to Liberation! Vivienne Westwood And Lee Price Exhibition ~Entertainment

Well over the summer I was in prison!! No, it is okay, before you get out your banners in protest, similar to the free the ‘Weatherfield One’ from classic Coronation Street, I was just visiting!  Again, no not an inmate but at Lincoln Castle prison they have a glorious Vivienne Westwood exhibition. The collection is …

Friday Night Is Lipstick Drag Show Night ~Entertainment

Friday night is music night!!  Now where have I heard that before??? Every Friday night in the ‘Silhouette’ bar in Cleethorpes is Drag night Silhouette LGBT Bar, Cleethorpes, so where else would I rather be?  Especially excited  as this week was the turn of Cherry Pops and Miss Sordid Secret.  Cherry Pops and Miss Sordid …

Pride Is Important ~LGBTQ+ ~Views ~Information

It is a big time in the lgbt+ calendar as it is Pride season. Here is a short but important video explaining why Pride is so important that I would love you to watch: Pride Jubilee 50 Years

I have always been a huge supporter of the lgbtq+ community.  I truly believe that love is love and it should not matter to any body else who you are with so long as you are both consenting adults. I do not fall in love with the gender of a person but more their personalities and who they are as a whole.
I suppose it has helped that , from a young age, my idols and the people I looked up to were gay icons. Not that I knew at the time.  To me they were and always will be just fabulous, talented people. Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, Danny La Rue, Dolly Parton and Bette Midler to name just a few, in fact the list could go on and on!!! I remember cutting up a red hair ribbon in the eighties to make my own red ribbon to wear in support of Aids charities and awareness.

Pride is important as I feel it allows an amazing community to stand up for their rights and allows them to walk around without fear or prejudice. Pride allows people to mix and find like minded people without being ridiculed. It is giving people the access of going somewhere where there is information available that may be  they desperately require and need but feel unable to access from other sources for fear of reprisal which can be through many factors such as family, friends or work place.
Pride is a place to be you!
I would gladly accompany anybody who felt uneasy or scared to go to any event or even just for a drink in town.  You are who you are and until you feel able to be this person then you can never be totally yourself and you are worth more than that!  Sometimes you just need somebody to hold your hand, theoretically or literally.
Pride is a great first step!

I have added some photographs of my visit to Hull Pride a couple of weeks ago! It was a fabulous event.  Last year I went with Pirate Mick and we spent a few hours there and bumped into an acquaintance. This year that acquaintance has become a great valued friend and we spent an amazing weekend together and joined up with other equally fabulous people who I am lucky to now call friends!  It just takes that first step!

Please remember ‘Love Is Love’

 

Happy and Safe Pride

Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx

 

All photographs, unless stated, are the copyright of Lorna Liza