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An Early Father’s Day with Debenhams

Father's Day Gift Ideas
Last weekend I got to spend some quality Father/Daughter time with Daddy Oneten thanks to Debenhams who asked us to try out their driving and rally gift experience as a Father’s Day gift. Dad picked me up obscenely early so we could get over to the track on time, but it was kind of fun driving through to York while the rest of the world seemed to be asleep. We had a good old chat about work, houses, goals and dreams on the way there and over the incredible breakfast sandwiches from the food van on site (they were literally bursting with bacon and all the trimmings!) with essential black coffees, obviously!

There was a huge gazebo set up to shelter from the wind and tonnes of extras you could purchase on the day such as passenger rides, supercar upgrades and USBs to video your driving experience. Some of the passenger rides were more expensive that driving the cars yourself which was totally bizarre! Apparently the instructors put a bit more pressure on the cars than me or you!

Ferrari Driving Experience

Rally Experience Day
Dad’s first drive was scheduled for 9.30am so we hung around, chatted to a few members of staff and had a nosy at the cars set up on the track. It was a bit of a shame that you couldn’t really get close to the cars and take any photos though, they were all blocked off behind a barrier so only the drivers got to get a peek when they were taken out ready to race.

The package allowed my Dad to drive three cars, each with a scheduled time so you could have a wander without too much waiting around. If anything the experience was over too quickly, but you were more than welcome to hang out and enjoy the rest of the day. Each drive was scored out of 40, by the instructor who came along for each ride, for handling and speed and the track had long, fast straights as well as corners and obstacle cones to weave in and out of. Dad said we was pleased there was more than one drive as he learned tactics each time to apply to the next one. The final car was his favourite, a Ferrari soft top. He did look pretty cool sitting up front in that beast and I reckon he wouldn’t mind one of those in his garage!

Supercar Gift Experience

Experience Day for Father's Day
It was a lovely day to spend with my Dad and although I’m not really into cars, they did have some cool high speed Ariel Atom cars zipping in and out which were really fun to watch. My Dad thoroughly enjoyed his morning racing and I managed to convince him to get the photos to take home. It was £20 for a print, which I though was pretty overpriced, but you could also get all your photos on a disc and a print for £25 so we bought the package deal.

Father's Day Out with Dad
Even though it was a glorious day, it was really windy at Elvington race track and a lot of people were caught out shivering in t-shirts and shorts so remember to bring a coat just in case and tie up long hair. My awesome giraffe scarf doubled as a bit of a blanket to keep me warm!

If you’re still stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas, head over to browse Debenhams’ gift experiences for something a little different. The rally driving package is currently on offer for £99 or if you’ve not quite got the budget for that, have a peek at their Red Herring range who kindly dressed us for the day too! Thanks Debenhams!

Gift Ideas for Men
Mens Grey Shirt & Slim Leg Jeans | c/o Red Herring  //  Giraffe Scarf | c/o Red Herring

Loves x xx

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Shake It Milkshake Bar in Headingley, Leeds

Milkshakes Headingley Leeds

Last week we were sat out in my yard in the scorching heat wondering what to do with the afternoon, so it was the perfect opportunity to wander up to Headingley and try out Shake It Milkshake Bar. The decor is adorable candy-coloured, American diner style and the menu has almost too much choice. You could stare at all the options for hours, which some of us almost did, but if you look over the back of the counter you can see all the sweets and chocolates piled up giving you a bit more of a visual aid to salivate over!

American Diner Milkshakes, Leeds

Fifties Style Milkshakes

Fifties Style Decor
I chose a Mint Oreo Milkshake with a topping of Mint Poppets… where else can you put together such an amazing concoction?! I’m a total mint fiend. The milkshakes are made with ice cream and presented in cute pink candy stripe cups with a scoop straw. They were delicious and pretty reasonably priced too, as milkshakes go these days. The large size was just £3 and toppings were an additional 30p. If you’re on a health kick you don’t have to miss out on the fun because they do smoothies too, with fresh fruit and frozen yoghurt.

Ever since I finished the last mouthful I’ve been daydreaming about which flavour combination I’ll try next time at Shake It Milkshake Bar… maybe something a little more crazy like Black Jacks or Parma Violets. Old school, to match the fun fifties decor and I’d definitely like to sit on the diner style couch for a good giggle on a sugar high!

Shake It Milkshake Bar
Loves x xx

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