14 April 2014

A Game of Thrones Night In with Birds Eye #foodoflife

It is impossible to escape the chatter about Game of Thrones at the moment.  From friends on Facebook and Twitter staying up to catch the premiere of Season Four, to discussions in the work tearoom about which characters have most recently been killed off, to spotting commuters eagerly digesting the books, it really does feel like it's the TV series on everyone's lips - and Sky + Planners.  For those of you not familiar with Game of Thrones (if so, where have you been??), it is a fantasy/drama TV series based on the books of George R R Martin and interweaving lots of plot lines including civil wars, mythical creatures, impending winters, and bids for the throne.  

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It was that ubiquitous buzz that had me ordering the first disc of the first series from Lovefilm last year.  From the first watch, Tom was hooked, whilst I was a little more unconvinced, finding the plot lines hard to follow at times and annoying Tom with my constant questioning of 'Who's that?' or 'Which house are they from?' In the end I must admit that my commitment to GoT started to trail off and I found myself more commonly opting for blog reading or bubble baths rather than swordfights and conspiracies.

Because of Tom's love for TV and my love for all things blog-related, we find ourselves in different rooms of the house more often than is probably healthy or preferable of an evening.  We do try and have date nights and we have a couple of programmes we both watch together (*cough* Valleys *cough*) but I'd definitely like to make more time to have lazy evenings together on the sofa, snuggling under our lovely Avoca blanket and chomping through a big bag of popcorn!

Game of Thrones Night In

Recently, Tom has been begging me to give GoT another try so that he has some sofa company and someone to chat about it with, so he firmly had last Tuesday scheduled in his diary for a catchup on what's happened so far, and of course watching the first episode of the new series.  We were treated to an absolutely amazing gift by Birds Eye to accompany our 'Game of Thrones Night In' in the form of a hamper of treats to enjoy whilst watching it.  When I opened the hamper I was absolutely gobsmacked....

We were treated to an absolute wealth of amazing bits, including Game of Thrones goodies like a lunchbox, coasters, notebook, beer glass, wine glass and the previous box sets (homework for me!), as well as onesies for Tom and I to don whilst enjoying GoT, slippers, sweeties and vouchers for some yummy Birds Eye goodies.  Birds Eye are launching a great new campaign called #foodoflife, which champions real food and bringing families together at meal times, and I can't wait to tell you more about it and blog about the yummy food I spend my vouchers on (fishfinger sandwiches will definitely be happening!)

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? What do you think are the ultimate accompaniments for a Game of Thrones night in?

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  1. Oh my god I LOVE Game of Thrones, you definitely have to give it another go. The books are fantastic too, I whipped through all of them in a couple of months a few years back. Fairly new to your blog and just wanted to say I really enjoy it :-)

    1. Tom is on book two and is loving it, he doesn't normally enjoy reading so they must be good! So pleased you enjoy my blog - thanks so much for visiting :) xo

  2. I'm a big GOT fan having seen all the series to date and read all the books, we also make it a night in with goodies to eat and drink, a real occassion. Lovely blog, will definitely be revisiting!!! x

    1. There's definitely something about the series that lends itself to a proper evening in with lots of yummy food and drink! Thanks for your kind words, really glad you enjoyed reading :) xo

  3. Fish finger sandwiches might very well be the reason I'm alive! And they have to be Birds Eye. Throw a bit of coleslaw in there too, trust me.
    Game of Thrones isn't too bad either, worth another go.
    M x Life Outside London

  4. I am SUCH a game of thrones fan, so jel of your hamper. All I need to watch it is the show and for everyone to be quiet!!!

  5. i'm a very big game of thrones fan, i am currently trying to work my way through all of the book! xx

  6. Read the books! It's hard at first but after a few chapters you'll be hooked! I've read the first two and am taking a little break before going for the next one because I know I won't be able to surface for a while after I start! Hamper sounds amaaazing! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  7. i lovee GOT! I keep wanting to dress up all fancy like the Queen xx

  8. Keep watching Rosie you'll soon be addicted :) I was never a fantasy kind of girl and put off watching Lord of the Rings for ages but when I actually watched it, I really enjoyed it! Ditto with Game Of Thrones. Series 2 is when it gets really interesting!


  9. I must say I am very jealous of the goodies they sent you! I am a massive Game of Thrones fan, although I've read the books and the wait for the next one is taking forever! I've managed to get my Sister to watch the show as well as people I work with, no idea why they weren't in the first place!


  10. Wow what an amazing pack of goodies you got! My other half has just started getting into GoT but I'm a bit like you I just can't seem to get into it, I sort of zone out and start playing on my phone and doing other things! Lol

    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

  11. Oh my God do I love Game Of Thrones!! This sounds like the perfect evening, I wish I could come and stuff my face while watching Game Of Thrones with you!x


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