Easter Egg-Stravaganza!

If you’ve ever sat and wondered as to the meaning of the right regal Royal family then grab your diary as we are about to show you the REAL reason why we love the monarchs! Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor (or Wills to the rest of us) has recently become one of the most talked about names in the celebrity gossip stakes. Why is this? Is it because of his recent engagement to the lovely Miss Kate Middleton? Well in a roundabout way…but more so that us lucky patrons of Grand-Bretagne have a brand spanking new Bank Holiday weekend!! For one year only, 2011 will see not only the Easter Bank Holiday (22nd – 25th April) but also the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday (29th) AND May Bank Holiday (2nd)!

This fact obviously fills us with an overwhelming sense of joy and happiness; however we may be left mildly at a loss as to how we are going to fill this time. For those who have booked off the three remaining working days between these spring jaunts (kudos to you) that is 11 days…or 15,840 minutes of free time in which to occupy yourselves. Here at Grindstore HQ, we want you lot to enjoy your time off to its full potential which is why this blog is fit to burst with some eggs-travagant Easter ideas, Royal Wedding related goodies and much more. So why not grab the biggest Easter egg you can find and take a seat as we help you towards the best break in actual history!

We recently asked for some suggestions as to your favourite websites whether it be for social networking, music, pictures or something completely random. We had an overwhelming THREE suggestions (you must have all been very busy revising) so with a little help from HQ we have got together some great websites to keep you sane in your revision breaks.

They should keep you going for a while. But when you’re finished surfing the world wide web you’re probably going to be straight back to planning your Royal Wedding party (if not then you will be after this). From cakes to party games, we have everything you need for an MBE worthy celebration.

Parties are all about food, drink and photos posted all over Facebook so we will start with the most tempting of all; the food. Now, here at HQ we’re not exactly Gordon Ramsey however we do know good food when we get our gnashers round it! So as not to overwhelm you with ounces of sugar and half a stone of melted chocolate, we have some mouth-watering recipe names and a link to the place where it all happens.

Rice Krispy Cakes: www.studentrecipes.com/recipes/quick-food/rice-krispie-cakes

Simnel Cake:www.uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/512917

Strawberry Shortbread Parfaits:www.dessert.betterrecipes.com/strawberry-shortbread-vanilla-cream-parfaits.html

Chocolate hearts with crème fraîche and GOO:www.cadbury.co.uk/funandrecipes/ourrecipes/Pages/Details.aspx?RID=115

After all that chocolate you’re going to need to work off some energy and what better way than with the official Royal Wedding Facebook game?! Now, this is a drinking game (NON ALCOHOLIC) which will challenge your observational skills and leave you wishing they could televise the royal nuptials time and time again.

Let us introduce The Royal Wedding Drinking Game (thanks to Gabbycat Hicks for the recommendation)

Click to make the fun begin!

Now that we are all suitably fed, watered and relaxed, take a look at some of our Royal Wedding related products (don’t panic we haven’t had things made especially!)




Will & Kate The Royal Wedding Sex Pistols Spoof Poster






Asking Alexandria Hoodie – Elizabeth






Keep Calm & Carry on Badge Pack






Alchemy Gothic Pendant The Chemical Wedding






Union Jack Baby Grow







Queen of the F*!king World Ladies Tee





Earthly Delights Ring





Alchemy Gothic Betrothal Ring






‘I Love My Wife’ Men’s Tee






‘I Love My Hubby’ Ladies Tee






Prince of Darkness Men’s Tee

Hopefully you are now fully prepared for the epic Bank Holidays due to be landing shortly. If you are not and you need some more ideas then hit us up via Facebook / Twitter or even give us a ring if you’re feeling chatty!

We hope you all have an egg-citing Easter and get plenty of chocolate! If you try your hand at some Easter cakes then please stick your pictures up on our Facebook wall as we’d love to see them.

So…until next time faithful Army!

Brand New Stock!

Well well…what a treat we have in store for you in this week’s blog! Over the past few weeks, you lots have been hitting us up with ideas for new stock and we are extremely excited to introduce our shiny new product ranges and expansions of our older sections. Whether you are a body modified beauty or a hard rocking music maniac we have something new and exciting to rattle your cage. This blog will give you an introduction to some of the big new brands we have in stock as well as Grindstore’s very own NEW and EXCLUSIVE range and also take a look at all the lovely new products.

Enjoy the blog and once you’re all clued up on what’s hot…and what’s even hotter, take a stroll to Grindstore.com and treat yourself to something a little bit special!

New Brands

Divulge your sense in the unearthly wonder of Grindstore’s new ‘Unorthodox’ range. Combining a world of unholy gothic charm and eye opening deviations from the norm, this captivating illustrated collection will lead you into temptation as you discover what lies on the darker side of life’s colourful exterior.

 Sullen is the new, exciting and upcoming art brand which combines a love of art, music and sports to create a truly mind blowing range of clothing. Co-Owned by professional tattoo artist, Ryan Smith, this company has built deep connections with other artists to bring their collaborated styles to the mainstream. Having featured heavily in the sports (skate, surf, BMX, motocross and wake boarding) and music scene (punk rock to hip hop to heavy metal) this enticing new label is headed for big things.

If you are a woman who loves to look her best and ensure that her accessories emphasise her inner beauty then you are going to love the Classic Hardware range which is new to Grindstore. The range combines the       upfront feel of vintage tattoo designs of skulls, swallows and roses with the delicate touch of beautifully crafted filigree. From heart shaped rings to adorable locket necklaces, you are sure to find something to compliment your style within this classy and sassy collection.

Enter a realm of delightfully devious clothing and accessories with the new Queen of Darkness range at Grindstore. Bursting at the seams with skulls, animal print and juicy lips, you will find yourself chomping at the bit to get your hands on these mouthwatering designs. If you are looking for the darker side of fashion to express your inner deviant then check out this gothic range for some truly inspiring ideas.

New Ranges

Baby Range: For all the mums and dads out there who want to ensure their little rock star looks the business, check out Grindstore’s brand new baby range! From bibs to baby grows, these adorable outfits will keep your bambino looking their best from new born to 18 months. With music clothing based on punk rockers the Ramones as well as some gorgeous designs from gothic giants Spiral, you and your little one can rock out all day (and all night if they prefer to keep you awake with their gurgling!)

Body Jewellery: Body art if one of the biggest forms of self-expression and it has rocketed in popularity over the last few decades with teenagers and adults of all age ranges adapting their bodies in weird and wonderful ways. Nothing makes you feel as confident as when you feel good in your own skin so if you have piercings that you want to make the most of then check out Grindstore’s new body jewellery range. Whether you have standard ear piercings, flesh tunnels, belly, nose or eyebrow piercings, you are sure to find something to make you look and feel great. With dangly belly bars, logo nose studs and spike labrets, you can treat yourself to a new look, whatever your style.

New Jeans: We all like to strut our stuff in a great pair of jeans and now Grindstore has an even bigger range of demin delights. From tasty tartan to beautiful bondage styles, you will find everything you need to ensure your pins are perfectly catered for, whatever the occasion. Whether you are looking for the prim and proper pin stripe look or the more zesty zebra print, you can spoil yourself rotten with this unique and head turning collection of jeans.

New Tees: You lot asked for them so we have supplied them! We now have an astonishing selection of men’s and ladies t-shirts for every occasion. Whether you want to rock the band tees with Blink 182 and Devil Driver or show off your favourite television quotes, you will find everything you need and more in our massive new collection. If you’re a lady who loves The Big Bang Theory then why not check out the hilarious “Soft kitty, warm kitty Little ball of fur…” tee to keep you feline fine, or for the fellas, show the world what you’re made of with the hard as nails Charlie Sheen inspired “Tiger Blood” tee? From awesome Angry Birds to retro classics and rock gods to metal masters, your wardrobe will be bursting at the seams with these must have new designs.

New Shoes: In the words of Paulo Nutini “Put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right” and now it’s your turn to experience the wonders of a delicious new pair of shoes for your hooves! For the skate kings and queens, let Odessa take the blow next time you bail out with these eye catching styles and plenty of padding, or why not step out in style with a heroic selection of Converse. From hi tops to two-fold, you can indulge your inner comic book lover as Converse and DC comics come together to give you some real super hero style. From laceless to laced up, make sure you slip into something more comfortable with the help of some of the biggest names in footwear.