When I was pregnant with The Boy the first five months were quite rough. I had nausea constantly, and even though I was only ill a handful of times, the feeling never really went. One of the things that helped me to settle my stomach was Bottlegreen Elderflower Sparkling Pressé, it was like a miracle worker. I highly recommend it to anyone, and it now remains one of my favourite drinks.
Bottlegreen have a variety of cordials and sparkling drinks available, I personally prefer the sparking range. I'm very fond of the Pear and Elderflower, but for a little more tang there's also the Cox's Apple, Ginger and Lemongrass, Pomegranate and Elderflower, and the new soothing flavour of Green Tea and Elderflower.
The sun is shining and the sky is blue this afternoon, I am ignoring the fact that the wind has blown the clouds all away and there is a bite to the air. I'm in the sun-drenched kitchen and I'm having a glass of the new Limited Edition BottlePink Sparkling Pomegranate and Elderflower. It may be heading towards Winter, but I'm hanging on to Summer with this drink. Can you imagine how scrummy it would be with Pimm's?
Ignoring my flippancy, October is the month dedicated to raising awareness of cancer, specifically breast cancer. With cancer affecting so many people, there is no way anyone can afford to bury their head in the sand. Having had three grandparents die from cancer, and my father battle it (successfully) twice in the past five years, I am well aware of its impact. There are plenty of ways in which you can support cancer charities. Popping a few 'pink' products into your shopping trolley the next time that you are in the supermarket will help towards funding cancer research.
Through the month of October, BottleGreen will donate 10% of the sale of each BottlePink to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The Sparkling Pressé and Cordial are available from Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco or Morrisons.
I was sent a bottle of BottlePink for the purpose of this post. My feelings are relevant and honest.