Next Hedge End

Next Home and Garden Hedge End

The new Next Home and Garden store in Hedge End, Southampton is quite simply stunning! The purpose-built store, which was designed by Stanton Williams is contemporary, simple and elegant, with feature walls and stone, ceramic and wood floor finishes. The store has three floors – the lower ground floor, where we accidentally went down to in the lift, is the main storage and delivery area.  The ground floor provides the sales floor areas for childrenswear, womenswear, home department and garden centre.  The first floor sees menswear, further home wear and an all important Costa Coffee so you can relax with a coffee …

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Costa Food Fun Challenge

Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, has launched a fantastic range of spring goodies which we were sent to try.   We were also set a challenge to come up with some food art creations using the goodies we had been sent.  A challenge it certainly was as the kids wanted to sample everything as soon as it arrived. We were sent: NEW Belgian Chocolate Jaffa  A light vanilla sponge, with a zesty oozing orange curd, topped with a Belgian milk chocolate ganache and enrobed in Belgian dark chocolate Ultimate Jammy Biscuit  All butter shortbread biscuits with a sweet raspberry …

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Perry the Penguin Challenge

Costa Coffee have just launched a brand new product – Perry the Penguin Gingerbread and to celebrate they invited 10 bloggers to take on the #PerryOnTour challenge which involved taking Perry on our adventures for three days. Perry arrived in style by Eliza’s giant birthday balloon, although I am afraid to say that he didn’t last very long and may have been eaten by the excited birthday girl. Thankfully Perry the Second was happy to step up to the plate (no pun intended) and joined in the fun at Eliza’s Birthday Party.  Whilst Eliza and her friends made teddy bears …

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