Dizzy Miss James - Travel / Food/ Lifestyle


Colourtastic & Fabulous - Blogtacular Photo Walk

Two weeks ago I was full of excitement and wonder as I packed my bags full of my most colourful outfits and headed down to London Town to attend my first ever Blogtacular. Blogtacular is a conference for bloggers and creatives alike to meet, share and inspire. Although I have attended many blogger events previously this was to be my first ever conference and I couldn't wait! If I'm completely honest it has taken me this long to absorb and digest everything that happened that weekend. My head has been bursting to the brim with information and inspiration and I just needed some time to get my head round it all and come down from my Blogtacular high. As a result I am having to split the weekend into 2 separate posts, Photo Walk and Conference.

On the Friday I was lucky enough to get a place on the annual photo walk around London. There were 2 photo walks and a video walk talking place simultaneously that day. I was located in Shoreditch were I got to meet other lovely creatives, be inspired and took lots of colourful, fun photos in a splendid location.

I'll just let the photos speak for themselves!

I loved the photo walk and I will definitely be going on walks in Newcastle and various other locations in the future. If you want to see more photos of the day why not check out the hashtag #blogtacularphotowalkeast on Twitter and Instagram.

Have you ever been on a photo walk?


Ninja Burger Launch - Bar 28 Newcastle

Ninja Burger launched for the first time in Newcastle on 2nd June at the award-winning late night Bar No28. I went along to the press and blogger event to sample some sliders and check them out.

Ninja Burger's passion is to create the most delicious burgers the city has seen. They apply their own secret seasoning before cooking 'sous vide' translated as 'under pressure'. Each burger comes with a butter enriched brioche bun from the local Geordie Bakers based in Kingston Park, baked overnight and delivered fresh to the kitchen in the morning. You all have the option to add Dirty Fries loaded with meatball chilli and mozzarella (£5) or Dutch War Chips  with satay sauce, fritesaus and dried onion (£4).

If there is any room left for desert  (£4) you can enjoy either a Raspberry Sorbet with berries and blackcurrant cocktail shooter. Or Sticky Toffee Pudding with a mini salted caramel flip and vanilla rice pudding in a filo cup with passion fruit coolis and a coconut rum Russian shooter. There is also a local ice cream sundae with a shot to amaretto or cafe patron poured over.

The vegetarian options are a Panko crumbed halloumi burger with puy lentils or a homemade falafel burger. I had the pleasure of trying the delicious falafel burger as pictured below.

After the menu samples we were treated to burger eating competitions the first being THE ULTIMATE BURGER CHALLENGEThree contestants on the night were up against each other to see how many sliders they could eat whilst being timed. The second competition was THE RUSSIAN ROULETTE CHALLENGEThis Russian Roulette style challenge had various strengths of spicyness - contestants had to keep a cool face as they bit into hot as hell goujons. The winner of each challenge won a £50 drinks voucher and well deserved it was.

And if all that wasn't enough the hilariously funny comedian Matt Reed was on hand to commentate  on the nights shenanigans. 

A fun night was had by all!

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