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taste of pink and whitegrapefruit, balanced withnotes of juniper beforefinishing with subtle hintsof woody rosemary. Expectto see its wider distributionin the summer, but as it’sexclusive to travel retail atthe moment make a beelineas this will shift quicker thanWhitley Neill gooseberryfrom the shelf at Asda!I do enjoy a good marketingspin to assist in telling abrand story and lookingthrough the craft56.co.ukwebsite for somethingunrelated, I stumbled acrossThe Four Marys gin seriesnamed after Mary Queen of Scots’ four ladies inBOMBAYSAPPHIRE HAVELAUNCHED GININ A CANwaiting with Mary Fleming featuring on the label forthe Zesty Sherbet edition. Mary Fleming, AKA ‘thelively one’, was renowned for her dazzling presenceand skills in entertaining the Court with music anddance. With a botanical ingredients list showcasingkaffir lime, yuzu, star anise and galangal, the PRsays it will ‘create a flavour sensation in your mouth!’Allegedly.Now I’ve tried sherry, port, vermouth tonic, Steviaas a sweetening agent and tonics with no quinine- say what? Green Stem, however, have launchedthree 250ml canned flavours online priced at £3 acan – Rhubarb and Rose, Citrus, and Elderflower,the added extra being that the drinks are made usinghemp oil and contain 10mg of broad-spectrumCBD per can.They also contain extracts of quassia, a bitterwood the brand saidwas known for its zestyflavour, and cinchonabark, which containeda ‘higher’ level ofdigestion-aiding quinine.Green Stem said it was“among the first” touse botanically-infusedquinine instead ofchemical extraction. Wewill wait to see if CBDproducts will still be onthe shelves by the end ofthe year.To finish, I do lovegiving you lovely J’AIMEreaders exclusives. As wemove majestically intogin festival season, I’vepartnered with the lovely people at the arts centreof St Mary’s Church Hub smack bang in Lichfield’sMarket Street to put on one of my infamous ginspeed-dating events. On Bank Holiday weekend,Saturday May 23 from 6-10pm, a selection ofMidlands gin brands will be the aforementioneddates and over the course of the evening with amix of banter, charm and baby G&Ts they willaim to convince you that their gin is your perfectmatch. Ideal for a group night out out, tickets arelimited to 130 and available direct from www.thehubstmarys.co.uk. The £15 entranceincludes a ginspired cocktail on arrival, mini G&Tsfrom participating brands plus a chance to win ahamper of gin goodies or gin cruise vouchers, livemusic, a stunning backdrop and the chance to hearmy compering skills. Gin it to win it!28

TheBoat InnLunch MenuEnjoy a 500ml carafe of house wine withthe lunch menu for an additional £10Sample menuStarters // 4Fishcake, poached egg + butter sauceButternut squash soupCured salmon, creme fraiche + radishMains // 14Pork belly, roasted carrot, Roscoff onion + wild garlicBattered haddock, chips, pea puree + tartare sauceBBQ turnip, broccoli + lentilSides // 4Spiced carrots + chervilHand cut chipsHispi cabbage + smoked almondsCauliflower + stiltonDessert // 4Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel + brown butter ice creamYoghurt panna cotta + rhubarbBritish cheese, chutney + crackers // 7Filter coffee or tea includedServed Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30Rosemary Lodge Care Home for elderly ladies and gentlemen offers a levelof care, community and comfort that is second to none. Situated a short wayfrom the bustling City Centre of Lichfield and set in landscaped gardens,Rosemary Lodge is light, spacious and beautifully decorated, offering residentsjust the right combination of activity and relaxation. Residents are encouragedto retain their independence and individuality whilst being fully supported tolive a fulfilled and enjoyable life.Call for details - 01543 361692 - Open Wednesday (evening) - Sundaywww.theboatinnlichfield.com - Walsall Road, Lichfield WS14 0BUA family run concern that has been a highly regarded part of the communityfor almost 30 years. Offering 24- hour care, fully trained staff work togetherto communicate with residents to ensure that personal care needs are met ina fully person-centred approach, thus building an important relationship oftrust and friendship.Two qualified chefs offer a nutritionally balanced and varied menu, cateringfor any dietary requirement, using fresh, locally sourced produce, served ina spacious dining room that offers views out towards the Orangery and thegardens and fountain.The Orangery offers the perfect space for residents, family and friends tomeet up, chat enjoy coffee and snacks at any time of the year.Second Sunday of the Month fromMarch to December 2020All rooms are en-suite, and are designed to comfortably accommodateindividuals and couples. Full wi-fi throughout to allow residents to keep intouch with family and friends through video link or FaceTime.Regular activities and entertainment include movement to music, musicaltheatre groups, pet therapy, pub lunches, and visits to local events are regularlyorganised. However, privacy and peace and quiet is also ensured. There is alsoan on-site hairdressing and beauty salon.Rosemary Lodge also offers respite care, holiday stay and limited day care.Rosemary Lodge Residential Home191 Walsall Road, Lichfield. Staffs. WS13 8AQ.In the first instance please contact Jane Evans - Registered Care Manageror Shirley Kent - Administration Manager.01543 415223 - Email: roselodgehome@aol.comwww.rosemarylodgecarehome.co.ukCQC RATING GOOD

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