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Familiar favourites and new cocktails create an indulgent, comforting menu this January at Pizza Express

By the fourth week in January, most New Year’s resolutions have gone out of the window as the depressing reality of a long cold spell until summer arrives. Good job then, that PizzaExpress has launched a range of comforting and warming dishes, that you may well recognise from menus past, as well as exciting cocktails from January 3rd to get us through the season. The ‘new’ additions to the menu have all featured on the menu previously, but are making a welcome comeback due to customer demand. Available as a starter, main or with nduja sausage, as an upgrade, the Pennette …

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#Win £500 to spend at Pizza Express with their #HalloweenPizza campaign

To celebrate Halloween, Pizza Express are launching a social media search for the most ghoulish pizza ideas that the nation’s minds can muster. How about Freddy Krueger’s face on a pizza base? A jumble of black olives in the shape of a bat? We went onto our local Pizza Express at Tower Park Poole to try our hand at our own ghoulish pizza’s with the kids and we had a ball designing our own pizza monsters. The kids really surprised me with their creations, choosing food to put on the pizza’s that they would not normally eat. Of course, once …

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I always used to enjoy a visit to Pizza Express until last year when a birthday visit, which also happened to be Fathers Day, went badly wrong at their Tower Park branch. I was so disappointed with the state of the restaurant, food and service that we haven’t been back since – until now.

On Thursday we headed to the Bournemouth Pizza Express restaurant which is set in the beautiful old Post Office building in central Bournemouth and our experience couldn’t have been more different from our last visit.

The restaurant was well set out, clean and tidy but best of all it was warm and friendly. Our waitress, Delia, was the perfect hostess, introducing us to new food to try, recommending some dishes over others and being genuinely lovely. She even complimented Isaac, Eliza and Sebastian on their behaviour which seemed to make them want to behave even better.

We ordered our drinks and the kids got going on decorating their hats with crayola colouring pens and stickers that were supplied.

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When we ordered our food, unusually for us, we decided to have a starter. I love their dough balls and we got a sharing plate with bolognese, pesto and garlic butter dips for the adults although I have to say I preferred the kids balsamic vinegar dip though.

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I have heard great things about the cocktails at Pizza Express but sadly hubby met us there straight from work which meant we were both driving, so I consoled myself with a refreshing glass of Cloudy Sicilian Lemonade.

I was really impressed with how quickly our food came out. Upon Delia’s recommendation Hubby went for the Calabrese with fiery, soft ‘nduja sausage and spicy Calabrese sausage D.O.P with fresh chilli, Roquito pepper, roasted red & yellow peppers, mozzarella and tomato, finished with light mozzarella, rocket, pesto and Gran Milano cheese. I went for the Pollo salad with chicken, goat’s cheese, red pepper, fresh tomato, black olives and croutons with seasonal mixed leaves and house dressing and Kian stick to his normal choice of Sloppy Guiseppe with hot spiced beef, green pepper, red onion, mozzarella and tomato. Sebby and Eliza both had pasta and Isaac had a pepperoni pizza.

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Plates cleared it was time for dessert and I did wonder if I could squeeze anymore in, but I managed a light raspberry sorbet which was delicious. Hubby chose, another recommendation from Delia, the Honeycomb Cream Slice, Kian had the Chocolate Glory that we joked was almost as big as him and the kids chose Sundae’s.

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We really couldn’t fault this visit to Pizza Express in Bournemouth and my faith is restored in Pizza Express so we will definitely be back soon.

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How would you like to win some very yummy Pizza Express prizes so that you can enjoy some family meal time yourself?

I will be co-hosting a Twitter party on the 31st March from 2.00-3.30pm and all you need to do is join in the conversation, tell us what you love about Pizza Express, your best tips for dining out with the family and use the hashtag to show you’re on board – #PizzaExpressFamily

Follow the hashtag from now because we will also be bringing you a very exciting competition in a few days, lots of lovely reviews, more information about the Twitter party and a very real party that we’ll be covering direct from Pizza Express in Westfield’s Stratford City. For now though, consider yourself well and truly invited!

Go on, join the #PizzaExpressFamily! You know you want to like a doughball wants garlic butter!

Disclaimer: We were guests of Pizza Express as part of the #PizzaExpressFamily campaign. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Saturday is Caption Day – 27th June 2015

Good Morning and welcome to this weeks #satcap.

If you have not joined in before it is a super simple linky to do.

Simply pic a funny / cheeky / captionable photo and upload it to your blog with a sentence or three about it. Then link it up with me below and visit the other people who link up and have a giggle as you come up with some humourous captions!

Last weekend we celebrated my birthday and Fathers’ Day with a disastrous meal at Pizza Express, but ever the clown, Isaac knew just how to cheer us up.

Can you caption this?

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Happy Crabby Birthday to me!

Last year my 40th birthday fell on the day of Britmums Live and we had a wonderful weekend in London to celebrate.  This year couldn’t have been more different and was a little disappointing if I am honest as hubby had to work and the kids didn’t even acknowledge if was my birthday, apart from Abbey that is. I knew what hubby had bought me as I was with him at the time, some clips for my Pandora bracelet, but a text mid-way through the day to say your present is in the draw if you want to put the …

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