An Evening In The Garden

Last Friday the sun was out and by the time I got home after work, it was still really warm so we dragged the patio furniture out and chilled out in the garden with some Prosecco* from Premier Estates Wine.  They were at the Blogosphere Cover Reveal Party and got in touch after the event to see if I wanted to try some more of their wine ♥  Yes, I believe I absolutely did thank you very much! 

I’m not really a massive drinker but I do like a cheeky prosecco now and then and to be honest, this one is pretty damned fine 🙂

It was really nice to be able to chill out and actually enjoy our garden as it’s not something we’ve had the chance to do this year.  It’s also romantic and date-like and it also means that we don’t have to spend any money to do it, which is even better!!

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Of course, it’s all fine and dandy trying to be romantic with candles and wine outside, until the slightest breeze blows your sodding candle out.  This is why we can’t have nice things.  Except now we can, because we are now the proud owners of a Vlam table fire from gifts.co.uk*.

It comes with two little removable dishes so you can either pop a tealight in it (included) or you can use the oil tank for a much bigger flame, which also works well at keeping you warm!  The Vlam table fire comes complete with a little extinguisher so you don’t have any awkward burning of your face, hands and hair moments.  Because a trip to A&E is not high up there on the romance chart. 

We’ve only tried it out using the tealight so far because, for the oil tank,  you need to use bio-ethanol (methylated spirit) and it’s not exactly something we have readily available in the house 🙁  (shocking I know!!)

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My favourite feature though has to be the glass dome, mostly because Bear tries sticking his face in any candles and oil burners I try to use.  Every single time.  Which means I’ve never been able to light any candles round the house or outdoors, well until now!  Yay!  See, he’s sticking his face right in it and his little face is perfectly safe!!

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I also love the fact the table fire doesn’t get hot, so once you’re ready to go back inside, you can just pick it up and carry it back indoors without having to leave it outside for a while to cool down first!!

Gifts.co.uk very, very kindly gifted me TWO of these so that I can give one away in my big blog birthday giveaway next month, so stayed tuned for that 😉

What’s your idea of a perfect summer’s evening?  Do you love the outdoors or do you prefer evenings inside?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*I was kindly sent two (one to review and one to give away) but views (both opinion and landscape – see what I did there?) are my own.

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