Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review

Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review: January 2020

It’s that time of year again… ‘oh no it isn’t’ ‘oh yes, it is’…prepare for comic pantomime capers at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Grand Opera House York.

This year the cast even had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Gabriella who designed the programme cover for the 2019 Panto and I am sure that you will agree Gabriella has done a fabulous job.

Hi oh Hi ho it’s time for panto you know with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring Mark Little aka best baddie in Yorkshire, ‘Allo ‘Allo legend Vicki Michelle playing the Evil Queen and man of comedy and magic Martin Daniels, as Muddles.  Along, with a man that needs no introduction; York’s town Crier.

A mysterious and magical iPad mirror is where the tale begins voiced by the super sensational Debbie Magee in electronical format, an evil stepmother, a poisonous apple, a beautiful princess, seven cute chaps and well you know the rest.

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Cosy Christmas Eve Night with Whittard of Chelsea Review

Cosy Christmas Eve Night with Whittard of Chelsea Review: December 2019

Fabulous festive celebrations are in full flow, so make your Christmas Eve a cosy night in to remember with Whittard of Chelsea.

Escape the cold and indulge in some of their super spectacular and sparkly gorgeous gifts.

A Very Alice Tea Party Gift Set

Enjoy this marvellous magical Alice in Wonderland themed tea party set on Christmas Eve and whatever you do don’t be late!

You will have a grin like the Cheshire Cat, as the gift set includes 15 individually wrapped teabags (x5 English Breakfast, x5 Earl Grey, x5 English Rose). All Butter Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits 100g, a fine bone china Mug and a fine porcelain Tea Tidy all presented in a beautifully illustrated Alice in Wonderland Book Box.

Word of warning, don’t go Mad as a Hatter with the biscuits and tea…make sure you save some for Santa at Co.

Nutcracker Tea Bauble

The Nutcracker is about as traditional as can be and while you enjoy tales by a roaring fire, enjoy a cup of warm tea or two from this nice Nutcracker Tea Bauble.

Hang with pride of place on the tree and sip the charming and cheerful rooibos tea with a lingering beautiful biscuit vanilla flavour with a hint of walnuts and pecans.

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My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019

My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019

The 2019 Christmas Festive season is now in full flow, so why not treat yourself, head to Manchester for a well deserved break and enjoy an exciting range of Christmassy activities and entertainment options.

To enjoy Manchester to the maximum and in comfort, book into one of Manchester’s marvellous hotels.

Here are my best Manchester hotels in no particular order…

DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly, is just a few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, so ideal to go from train to room in record time.

An exciting, electric and eclectic part of the city where you can even watch Manchester’s iconic yellow trams pass by.

Rooms provide a cosy base and hotel facilities include a gym, business facilities and the onsite Store Street Craft Bar and Store Street Exchange restaurant, whose tag line is ‘Exchange the ordinary for something Extraordinary’ and they are not wrong.

INNSiDE by Melia Manchester

Just a short walk away from Deansgate and Manchester Central, INNSIDE by Melia, is located in the vibrant and fabulous First Street development in the heart of Manchester city centre.

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Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review

Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review: December 2019

The Christmas season is now in full flow, so now is the time to treat yourself to a Christmas stay away.

The Village Hotel Bury in greater Manchester is the perfect place for fabulous festive times and the welcome at reception is warm and wonderful.

They have gone all out on the festive décor including this cute Christmas scene.

Make your stay even more super by opting for one of the classy Club rooms.

Our contemporary club room bed was super snug and cosy with these funky cushions.

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Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review: December 2019

Smartbox by BuyAGift is the perfect way to make Christmas meaningful for family, friends and loved ones.  Spend time together, share experiences and indulge in some fabulous food and activities with the super Smartbox.

Smartbox is a gorgeous gift, perfectly presented in this beautiful box any recipient would be thrilled to receive.

Hotel & Spa Smartbox Gifts

Gift the Deluxe Gourmet Escape Smartbox stay for the ultimate rest and relaxation pressie.

The gift recipient can choose from a variety of locations and I would highly recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

The package included an overnight stay for two with full use of the onsite spa facilities.

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Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review

Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review: November 2019

The Ice Village Manchester has an exciting new adult addition to this year’s program including the tropical Ice Tiki Bar with ice themed sculptures.

Ice Tiki Bar

Don one of the thermal capes and enjoy the many photo opportunities. Warm and welcoming the Tiki team are on hand to make sure your Tiki experience is on point.

Super staff member Sarah was more than happy to take a snap or two for guests which was nice to see.

The experience includes one themed cocktail in a cool ice glass.  They also offer a mocktail choice too appropriately called the Manc-ini which was delicious.

Feel the South Pacific vibes and chill out…literally in this cool ice themed paradise.

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Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide 2019 Review

Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide 2019: November 2019

Wrap things up in record time this Christmas, so you can stop the worries and spend your valuable time enjoying the festivities with family and friends.

Struggling what to buy and looking for some Christmas Gift inspiration, well look no further.  My Gorgeous Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide has something for all you fabulous foodies with my super star finds.

All these brilliant brands featured deliver direct to your door, so all you need to do is click and order, avoiding the hustle and bustle of those last minute Christmas gift seekers.

Riverford

Riverford organic farmers have a whole range of lovely organic fruit and vegetable boxes.  Changing according to the seasons, you are guaranteed to get a fabulous fantastic fruity range.

This bountiful and beautiful fruity box makes for a perfect gift and it’s healthy too!

Chocolate and Love

For all the chocoholics amongst you, Chocolate and Love have bespoke boxed bars of chocolatey loveliness. Premium, organic and fairtrade, presented in stunning illustrated boxes and Merry Christmas sleeves this is the ideal way to gift a gorgeous quality treat.

Also, Chocolate and Love have created some superb tubular tins with chocolate minis an ideal addition to the Christmas Day Lunch table.

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