Posts Tagged ‘Review’


Dining In Cannes

June 7, 2009

Trying to find somewhere nice to eat in Cannes is not very hard, however, trying to find somewhere that serves good food and does not require the salary of a F1 driver to dine, is bit more of a challenge.

So when you accidentally come across a small quirky restaurant away from the roar of the mammoth cars and the pretentious tourists, you have to question why you have not heard of this place before. Bistrot Gourmand looks like a converted shop, displays a very mediocre interior and even their website looks questionable.

The entrance is very basic but rustic with large windows and the finishing of a property that has seen better days . Robbie Williams was bellowing out of the stereo as we entered and I had to question, where we had found ourselves. Come on, I have just seen yachts worth millions of pounds and paid €20 for ice cream and water, so forgive me for being slightly pretentious. Saying that, everyone has their faults and you cant knock a good chef just by his music choice.

Joking aside, Bistrot Gourmand serves a three course set meal for €30 and has to have been some of the best food I have ever eaten. The quality of the meats and finishings, must be in comparison to some Michelin star restaurants. The concept of keeping the food and surroundings basic but traditional has to be the reason behind their success.

Overall Experience – Highly Recommend


Tweeting Wake Up Light

April 6, 2009

Over three months ago I purchased the Philips Wake Up Light. It claims to make you wake up gradually and slowly so you feel more refreshed and energetic. The light simulates a sunrise feeling, to ensure a natural waking pattern. Our Dutch friends have produced a good product and this is brilliant for those of us who see cold and dark mornings in the winter. It boasts an alarm clock radio and several different sounds, like tweeting birds or the sound of the sea.

Thirty minutes prior to your alarm clock time, the light starts to beam slowly and gradually to your preset intensity. Scientist’s say that this is the most important time of everyone’s sleep and the most deepest, so using a natural light stimulant such the Philips Wake Up Light, can be good for the body. wake-up-light

At £50 this is not a cheap alarm clock and does not seem to be built that well. It is clunky and the buttons are very placky, with a 70’s feel to it. However, credit where credit is due – Recommended purchase.