Now I know things have been rather slow at F&G towers of late, but that’s not to say that I haven’t been cooking and eating as fervently as ever. If you could only see my dizzyingly long “to blog” list your mind would boggle at how such a very pregnant lady could possibly squeeze so much into an already over-capacity tummy. Well, I’m eating for two innit? And eating is easy enough… what is harder is to fight through the brain fog that seems to have descended in these last few weeks. But I’m still thinking about you readers and if I can’t give you my usual sharp wit and banter (ahem!) then the least I can do is to offer you the chance to come and experience my lovely Brighton for yourselves, courtesy of The Thistle in Brighton.
Over recent months I have sorely missed a number of things: soft cheese, bloody meat, runny eggs and that oldest of friends, alcohol. But when one door closes, another opens… being pregg0 has meant that I could eat pretty much as much chocolate, biscuits and cake that my little heart could desire and one of my favourite past-times has been reviving the Great British afternoon tea. So I was delighted when The Thistle invited me to sample their rather nice afternoon tea last week so they could tell me about the competition they are currently running, which is the chance to win a fantastic break for two at the Thistle Brighton Hotel.
One lucky winner will receive a night’s stay in the luxury Penthouse Suite, which enjoys an outside decked balcony overlooking the sea and a private hot tub. They will also receive a free pass to the recently refurbished Otium Health & Leisure Club, the perfect way to unwind after sampling all that Brighton has to offer. You could use your free pass to let off steam in the sauna and steam rooms or even indulge yourself with a massage or treatment. Finally, the winner will receive a complimentary A La Carte Dinner for two in the Promenade Restaurant, with amazing views over Brighton beach and the sea.
The Thistle is perfectly situated on Brighton’s seafront, a pebble’s throw from the beach. With a frontage overlooking the sea, and the rear backing directly into the heart of the South Laines you really couldn’t be more central. Some of my favourite Brighton spots are a moments stroll away – immediately next door to the hotel (to the rear) is the delicious Moshi Moshi, arguably the best sushi restaurant in town. Brighton’s famous Terre a Terre restaurant is just round the corner, as is the bistro at Hotel du Vin if you fancy something a little meatier. It’s a short meander along the promenade to enjoy all the fun of the pier, and on the way you absolutely have to stop in on Boho Gelato, without a doubt some of the best Italian style gelato you can get outside of Italy. And of course, if you fancy some retail therapy then Brighton’s unique and eclectic boutiques are right on your doorstep. As the sun goes down, join the Brighton massive for a beer on the beach outside the Fortune of War.
For a chance to win all you need to do is visit the competition page and answer the following question: Why should you win a night in a luxury Thistle hotel suite? But you better hurry, the competition closes at 5pm on the 31st March 2011.
The most deserving entry judged by Thistle Hotels will win. The close date for this competition is 31st March 2011 at 5pm. You must be 18yrs or over to enter this competition. Terms and conditions apply. Only one entry per person is allowed.