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Taste testing expensive rums - are they worth it?

I'm always on the look out for new brands to try, but who wants to pay £20 upwards to try something you end up not liking?

Well, you may or may not know about the company Master of Malt; an online retailer of whisky and other spirits, who offer you the chance to purchase 30ml bottles of brands that take your fancy.

I only found out about this when Elyse over on Sweetelyseblog, sent me a "Drinks by the Dram" gift set, much to my delight.

Which PC do I get?

Buying a new computer can be a dilemma and, if you are not computer savvy then it can also be a daunting task. 

Being in the so-called age of technology it isn't a wonder that the new generation is very adept at the use of computerised gadgets,  such as smart phone's, tablets and desktop computers. If you're born into something and you are constantly surrounded by it, then it isn't any wonder that proficiency is almost second nature.

Moving house - How to deal with Internet down time

When you are someone who spends a lot of time on the internet browsing, playing games and working from home the prospect of living without internet becomes a scary reality. 

But what can you do so as to stop any necessary down time?  

Easy Beef and Ale Stew

I like Beef and I like Ale, so what better way to enjoy them both by combining them together in a hearty stew? 

For this recipe I used Hobgoblin beer, a ruby beer made by the Wychwood Brewery. I particularly like this ale due to it's chocolaty, toffee taste and smell. This ale is 5.2% and comes in 500ml bottles at £1.25 each from Aldi. 

All of my ingredients for this recipe were sourced at Aldi, since it has the most competitive prices with zero compromise to the quality of the goods.

So, how do you make this? Well, I will show you..

The Kopparkeg

I finally got my hands on one of the so-called "Kopparkegs" after calling up to reserve one from Morrisons (they are literally flying off the shelves) as every visit beforehand proved to be a waste of time!

Deadhead Rum - Rum on the brain

I had discovered Deadhead Rum after a very lovely lady had spotted it on Amazon and thought that I'd appreciate the design - I did and I became an instant fan. 

The first thing that will grab your attention is the bottle, because it's a bloody shrunken head with it's eye stitched up! The shrunken heads are known as Tsantsa to the Shuar people; an indigenous group of people from Ecuador and Peru. Tsantsa are created in a grotesque manner which involves flesh, brains and fat being removed from the head and a wooden ball being inserted in their place to retain shape, lovely. 

Alska: Cider's new blood

Aldi has always been a great place to pick up cheaper brand alternatives to the big names. Cider is no exception here, and, what they have to offer is a major game-changer in the world of budget drinking especially if you're a fan of the more popular high street brands such as Kopparberg and Rekorderlig.