Tick Tock Unlock Leeds – The Forgotten Tomb #Review

Tick Tock Unlock Leeds – The Forgotten Tomb Review: June 2018

Challenge your squad and take your team back in time to ancient Egypt, at Tick Tock unlock Leeds.  An interactive live exciting, engaging and entertaining escape room experience.

From the get go there is mystery, wonder and intrigue, as the Tick tock team meet you in Leeds city centre and whisk your team off to a super-secret location.

Years of tradition saw Pharaohs buried with their prize possessions. Along with his vast riches, Pharaoh Kamzu got buried with shh…a dark forgotten secret.

After setting up a dig site, archaeologists excitingly uncovered the treasure tomb and final resting place of Pharaoh Kamzu.  Expedition excitement waned, and concern kicked in, as the team went silent.  Weeks went by, until a brief crackly radio signal bellowed out one word only – “Cursed”.

Amazing Amy our games master got us explorers prepped for our exciting Egyptian expedition, as now it was our turn to take the treacherous Tomb steps, in a land where great and powerful pharaohs, once ruled all of ancient Egypt.

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Hotel Football Class of 92 Room and The Manchester United Theatre of Dreams Stadium Tour – One for the Fans #Review

Hotel Football Class of 92 Room and The Manchester United Theatre of Dreams Stadium Tour – One for the Fans: June 2018

Hotel Football is just a dribble away from the magnificent Manchester United Football ground.  Having stayed at Hotel Football previously, the hotel is not just for the mega Manchester United fans, as the place has something for everyone.

However, this visit was an all-star pitch perfect performance, which would see fans dribbling with excitement, as they live the ultimate Manchester United dream.

Kick off began in the Class of 92 room, a chic custom designed bespoke room which includes unique Class of 92 memorabilia, that pays homage to its class of 92 owners, Gary Neville & Ryan Giggs.

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Manchester Junk Yard Golf Club #Review

Manchester Junk Yard Golf Club Review: April 2018

Rumours are flying around, that Crazy golf just got epic, and I can confirm it’s all true! Get your game face ready, as things are in full swing down at the super cool Junk Yard Golf site slap bang on first street Manchester.

Before play, fuel up like we did, and enjoy a beer or a mocktail decked to the rafters with sweet treats and an umbrella to boot.  Jump into the golf buggy, gear up to the golf range, ready for some Grand Slam play…well not quite, but a game on the 9 hole Bozo and Gary courses for sure.

Rock up like a pro, with your very own cool Junk Yard golf visor caps, this was guy Vs girl so we went with Blue & red, and turned things on their head; blue for the girl and red for the guy.

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Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea #Review

Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea Review: March 2018

Located in an enviable postcode, in the heart of York City centre, offering incredible views of the historic wonderful wall, The Grand Hotel is the perfect place for a pit-stop to enjoy the quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea.

Experience the grandeur of the Grand and enjoy their signature five-star Afternoon tea served in the relaxed Rise restaurant & bar.  Warmly welcomed by Mark and his team, we prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

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Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch #Review

Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch Review: March 2018

Escape the hustle & bustle and lavish in some lovely lunchies Italian style at Carluccio’s which was once home to the iconic Terrys chocolate shop.

Interiors mix traditional and contemporary styles, with lovely romantic seating with views across St Helens square, to people watch, soak up the ambience and atmosphere. Combined with the fabulous food offerings, you can grab your own slice of the dolce vita lifestyle.

Our fabulous foodie feast, came in three courses, with a range of amazing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinkies to wash it all down.

Super starters included the Insalata Caprese dish with brilliant buffalo mozzarella, sliced beef tomatoes, basil, lashings of extra virgin olive oil and black olives.  Off the specials opting for the beetroot and ricotta tortellini served in a creamy goat’s cheese sauce, topped with crushed walnuts.  Washed down with the refreshing non-alcoholic Crodino – light, but with a bite, ideal served with ice and a slice.

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Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly #Review

Leon Restaurants Manchester Piccadilly Review: January 2018

The three musketeers, Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and chef Allegra McEvedy, aka the founders of Leon Restaurants, have combined their wealth of knowledge and skills to take the world by storm with their fab fresh fast food philosophy and started their own foodie revolution.

In 2008 Allegra was awarded with an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.  He was described as “a caterer with a conscience” by the Independent, has over 20 years’ experience and has worked as a broadcaster appearing on Channel 4, The Good Food Channel, BBC and has published 6 cook books.

Henry’s expansive background includes being a commis chef with Michelin-starred chef Bruno Loubet, a gossip columnist for The Daily Telegraph, appears as a regular panellist on BBC R4’s Kitchen Cabinet, has written for the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Times and the Sun and worked at Bain & Company where he met John.

John did business trouble-shooting at Bain & Company, has created dance events with innocent drinks founder Richard Reed and has led the turnaround of various brands.  If it can be improved John is your man.  Leon was named after John’s Dad, inspired by his mum’s positivity and the “Sunshine that radiates from every LEON team member”

In 2013 Henry and John produced the School Food Plan, where school menus were given their biggest healthy overhaul in generations and due to their combined successes both Henry and John were awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to school food.

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Ninth Day of Giftmas: Mia Tui Navy Olivia Handbag #Review

Ninth Day of Giftmas: Mia Tui Navy Olivia Handbag – £49.99 – Hold your head up high this party season with this nice navy spacious handbag which includes a matching clutch and make up purse.  Store all those party essentials in this smart bundle.

Founded by Charlotte in 2010, while living in Vietnam, the award-winning Mia Tui is a bag brand with a difference.  Being a busy mother with 2 children juggling work, shopping, school runs, the gym and travelling, Charlotte found that bags seemed to be just one big empty space which could make finding a mobile phone tasking. Using this practical life experience, Charlotte designed a range of bags designed to be, “the busy woman’s best friend”.

The bags are still produced in Vietnam in her friend Van’s factory where team work is a core value and together they aim to provide quality products at affordable process and deliver exceptional customer service.  Their bag range are also vegan friendly, as they do not use any animal based products which gets big thumbs up from me.

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Oatly Products #Review

Oatly Products Review: July 2017

Oatly operates from Sweden with Headquarters situated in Malmö and their Production & Development Center situated in Landskrona. Founded in the 1990s the brand is based on Swedish research from Lund University. Oatly, have patented enzyme technology, which turns fibre rich oats into nutritionaly rich liquid products. Oatly’s core ethos is about both human well-being and protecting the planet’s resources.

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