Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle Review

On Friday 12th February Marc and I decided to stay over at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Newcastle for an evening to celebrate Valentine’s weekend. If you’ve not heard of Sandman Signature Hotel, its based right in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne city centre. It is right across the road from St James Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club and a mere walk away from Eldon Square (a shopping centre here in the Toon) and there are also lots of bars, restaurants and fun things to do nearby, literally the hotel is 5 minutes away from China Town and The…

Jelly Belly Hamper

If you’ve been reading Raspberrykiss for a while now you’ll know that I used to enter online competitions quite frequently. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been a “comper” who enters every single giveaway or competition going, I’ve only ever entered competitions I’ve genuinely wanted to win, for prizes that I’ve wanted to try or use. Anyone who enters competitions knows that it is a really time-consuming hobby and it is because of that reason why I suddenly stopped a year or so again as I just simply did not have the time. Anyway, over the past month or so…

Fresh Strawberries Village Candle Review

Today I thought I’d review the Fresh Strawberries Village Candle which I received way back in December as a Christmas present. Not heard of the company or wondering how they compare to their identical competitor Yankee Candle? Fear not, I recently wrote a whole blog post about Village Candle VS Yankee Candle where I compare the two, so do be sure to check that out if you are interested. Anyway, back to the Fresh Strawberries Village Candle. This is a 26oz candle that is said to last 170 hours burn time. Pretty hefty claim huh? Although I haven’t been counting hours,…

Village Candle VS Yankee Candle

When it comes to candles I’ve always been very loyal to Yankee Candle products as I find they are by far the best performing on the market and their scent range is amazing. The only thing that I find off-putting is their prices as they aren’t the cheapest but then again, I don’t mind paying that bit extra for quality. Anyway, for Christmas I received two large candles from a company called Village Candle. Surprisingly I’d never actually heard of them before but just from the look of the packaging, they are very, very identical to Yankee Candle products, I…

Yankee Candle Red Raspberry Wax Tart Review

Its been a while since I did a review of a Yankee Candle Wax Tart and after discovering the new(ish) Red Raspberry scent, I couldn’t help but write a post and share my love for the product. Now I’m sure a lot of you are already aware of Yankee Candle, they’re a company that started out in the USA many, many moons ago after their founder, Mike Kitteredge, melted some crayons to make his mother a candle for Christmas. Nowadays Yankee Candles are available to purchase worldwide and come in many forms from various sized candles to wax tarts. Although I…

Sugar Free Jelly Sweets Recipe