… a word from Amanda

Welcome to June. I simply can’t believe we are half way through the year already. And I’ve spent most of it on the sofa watching Netflix.

BUT – it looks like the lockdown is finally being lifted, in baby steps of course. Best news for my other half is football returning, and he couldn’t be happier.

Although, as a season ticket holder Gooner, he can’t yet physically see his team (Arsenal) play – it’ll initially be behind closed doors. But they’ll be on TV soon, plus next season in their new kit – which I have to say – is awful!

Arsenal’s new 2020-21 away kit has been leaked online, with a blood-splattered pattern that looks like someone’s been mauled by a rabid dog. The usual “Fly Emirates” logo has also been altered, with the company name now accompanied by the slogan ‘Fly Better’ underneath.

But the most shocking part of the kit is a number of elongated red marks slashed across the shirt, which resembles less the marble halls of Highbury and more a Halloween costume. It’s as if Freddy Kruger has been let loose in the changing rooms.

In other news, in the UK we are now allowed out with 6 friends for picnics, which is what I’ll be doing for my birthday later this month. Many of us have gained lockdown weight, and we all know that alcohol is “a second on the lips, a lifetime on the hips”. So, you can imagine my joy when this week I was sent two beautiful bottles of “light” Prosecco and sparkling Rose from the ‘Think Wine Group’.

They have spent almost 2 years creating a light 100% vegan and organic prosecco and sparkling wine with reduced calories and reduced sugar without any compromise on taste, and with personal delivery to your front door. All with pretty bottle shapes and cool logo. Thoroughly recommended – check them out:


Onto this week’s instalment, and we discover the top twenty most iconic garments from the past 50 years, reveal the protective suits that we could be wearing for future clubbing, and as Ibiza opens its doors to tourism again, there’s a brand-new beach club on offer, from the people behind O Beach and Hotel Wiki-Woo.