I'm so slow getting this post up - apologies - but do you remember when I asked you all to do a survey about making packed lunches? And I told you it was because I was helping to launch a new Kingsmill product? Well, that launch went ahead the other week and I had to come into Belfast to be part of the photoshoot. Sounds very showbiz but to me - it was simply the perfect justification to buy a new coat :) that's how I roll.
What to tell you about first....the coat or the bread?!.....The coat it is -
I spotted it while walking through Menarys in Lisburn the day before the Kingsmill launch. It's from Esprit and is a boiled wool style. There's no lining so it almost falls into the coatigan territory.....but I'd say it's closer to a coat. Menary's don't have an online store but you can get it here on the Esprit website. It was a bit of a treat (especially given the imminent house move) but I had been admiring Michelle's M&S coat on her blog the same week and after a quick peek at how she's been wearing hers, the deal was sealed. In a further example of twisted retail logic I figured I might as well buy as much as I can before the bills start coming in for the new house!
I kept the rest of my outfit very simple as I think the coat made enough of a statement. Jeans are from Call Me Pretty Boutique, black leather ankle boots from Clarks (a few years old now) & denim shirt from Boden (SS13).
And check out fellow blogger, Karen from Raising Mighty Girls - how amazing is that Jigsaw coat from the current range?
So the product we were launching was Kingsmill Thins and they fall somewhere between a sliced loaf and a pitta bread - the kids have been enjoying having them for lunch a couple of times a week. As part of the launch, we had to come up with a different way to use them...apart from the obvious ham/chicken sandwich option. Almost immediately, my son suggested his weekend favourite - French Toast. An inspired choice as it's so easy to make! Beat an egg, add a splash of milk, dip the bread, fry in a little butter & serve with syrup or a sprinkle of icing sugar.
Thanks to Kingsmill for giving Karen and I this opportunity and you'll find Kingsmill Thins in the shops now in both white and 50/50...a nice change from the usual sliced loaf :)