The Rare Welsh Bit is one of dotcomgiftshop’s 20 tasty foodie blogs

Recently, I was delighted to be named one of Rex London’s 20 Tasty Foodie Blogs alongside some of my favourite food bloggers including Lavender and Lovage, Kellie’s Food to Glow, and Eat Like a Girl.

To say well done and because it’s Christmas, Rex London sent me a £30 voucher to spend on their website as well as a recipe tin in one of their favourite designs.

Rex London is an online gift shop selling a range of gifts suitable for different occasions. Pictured below, the blue tit recipe tin features colourful sketches of birds and flowers and currently retails at £.9.95. Inside, it has dividers that you can use to organise your recipes. If, like me, you have a drawer in your kitchen stuffed full of recipe clippings, then this is for you!

Blue tit recipe tin

Photo by Rex London

For some time now I’ve been trying to improve the quality of the photos on my blog, particularly when I take photos of dishes that I cook myself at home. With this in mind, I spent my £30 Rex London voucher on two pretty plates and a small bowl.

Stoneware plate with green flower pattern
The Oviedo design stoneware plate is hand-painted with geometric flowers in different shades of green, making for an eye-catching addition to any dining table.

Plate covered in bright patterns
The Cordoba design stoneware plate is covered in a pattern of yellow and pink circles, surrounded by chains of flowers. The white dots on the circles are slightly raised and you can feel them with your hands, making this plate that extra bit special!

I absolutely love my new plates, although I must admit that I’m a little disappointed about their size. At £12.95 each I just assumed they would be dinner plates, but they only measure 20cm in diameter and more closely resemble side plates. However, this is stated in the product description on the website, which also describes them as ‘breakfast plates’, so I should’ve taken more notice of this before ordering them really.

green flamenco bowl
Alongside the plates, I ordered this green ceramic flamenco bowl (£4.95). Also a part of Rex London’s moorish stoneware range, the bowl is green with a dark purple flower pattern inside. The design is really striking and it’s the perfect size for tapas or dipping sauces (11.5cm in diameter).

I’m really enjoying using my new tableware and I can already notice an improvement in the photos I take of food I eat at home. To see my new plates in action, check out my review of Deliveroo’s premium restaurant delivery service, featuring food ordered from Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

If you enjoyed reading this post, why not take a look at my other product reviews?

Rex London sent me a recipe tin and £30 voucher to spend on their website, which I used to buy the tableware featured in this blog post. However, I was not obliged to review any of these items. 



  1. December 27, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Well done, your blog is fabulous so it’s well deserved! Wonderful choices, love the bottom piece X

  2. December 27, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Well done girl! Well deserved! Your food is fab! and your blog my fav food blog <3

    • January 1, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Anna 🙂 That means a lot.

  3. Whitney James
    December 27, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Well done! andddd those plates look fabulous x

  4. Working mum Blog
    December 27, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Well done! I have enjoyed reading your blog since discovering a post you shared last month. Love the pieces you’ve shared. Sounds pricey to me but looks great x

  5. December 27, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Well done 🙂 I love your choices I would love all of those x

  6. December 27, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I love props for food photography and I am really in love with your plates and bowl.

  7. December 27, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Well done! You deserve it you have a great blog. I love the pattern on the cordoba plate so pretty

  8. December 27, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Oh wow – Congratulations! how fab, and much deserved. Great choices too. Kaz x

  9. December 28, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    The green ceramic bowl is my favourite. I saw something similar before, but never knew where I could buy them. Great post!

    Happy New Year!

  10. December 29, 2015 / 1:22 am

    Ooh congratulations! Very well deserved. I love the patterns on the dishes, they’d be great for entertaining xxx

  11. December 29, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Do you know I only just discovered this shop in a twitter chat tonight with a friend who was making an order and I was very impressed. Love the look of your choices and especially that bowl!

    • January 1, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Oh wow, I hadn’t heard of them until now. I love the plates, wish they were bigger though!

  12. December 30, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    These are beautiful pieces. I can’t wait to go explore. Thanks for the information!

    • January 1, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      No problem, glad you found it useful 🙂

  13. December 31, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Ah well done my lovely, so well deserved!

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