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Blog 2017-09-22T15:33:58+00:00

Oasis Monogramming

You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous offer I came across at Oasis in Queensgate. They have a monogramming machine that can emboss on to their selection of gloves and bags. I asked Chloe all about it: There’s a maximum of 10 letters (usually £5 for the service). Foils are available gold, silver and rose gold as well as embossing with no colour. It can be done on selected lines but the staff

Outlaws of Red Rock – Escape!

Howdy partners... we’ve had an ‘ace-high’ time tonight down at Red Rock and ‘Blazing saddles’ we managed to skedaddle out of there... and we’re feeling rather ‘flush’. What are we jabbering on about? There’s a fabulous new escape room hidden away at the Greyhound stadium at Fengate. There’ll be no ‘namby-pambying’ around and you’ll be dusting the sawdust from your brain with this western themed room. Our team of 4 bandits were digging up all

Chocolate Making & City College

A little while back the City College Peterborough brought out their 2017/2018 catalogue for small courses and the one to catch my eye, obviously, was:  'Sweets & Chocolate Making: Would you like to be able to make your own handmade chocolates, sweets and marzipan fruits? This short course will demonstrate how to make your own sweets and how to box them to give as gifts.' Errr - yes! Even though I've not done a course at

Lightbox Cafe Launch Night

The Lightbox Cafe launch tonight and will be offering a range of sandwiches & baps, tea cakes, homemade cakes, scones, afternoon teas and hot food like jacket potatoes, soup, during the day and turning into a bar in the evening on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Speaking to Eve, the owner, she wanted to create something a little unique and after being away from the Peterborough area, coming back and realising how much it was changing,

Yankee Candles YeeHa!

So I decided to take a walk into town and have a look at the new Yankee Candle Peterborough today which opened on Tuesday. They've got a big store showing their whole range. And if you're in the mood for looking for Christmas They've got all of their Christmas stock on show already in packs, baskets and boxes. It's all new to me, but you'll find candles, home fragrance plug sockets, car air fresheners, the gold collection

Stem Festival 2017

Roll up, Roll up, roll up! For the Peterborough STEM Festival 2017.... at the Allia Business Centre from 9.30am-4pm today - great for children and adults alike. Outside we have Anglian Water sponsor stand explaining about water in the outside of your home... there's a watering game to play, puzzles to crack and the making of clouds. Some good attempts were made at cloud creating - armed with a plastic bottle, hot water and matches! Pop down to see how

Wildwood Meal & Movie Night

We decided to try #SomethingDifferent tonight and booked a couple of seats at Wildwood for their #MealAndMovie night. We dined at 7pm which gave us plenty of time to eat before the film started at 8:45pm. You get a nice 3-course meal of shared starters, a good choice of mains (grills, pizza, pasta dishes) and a dessert. The service was extremely good and our meal came promptly. The cinema comes after your meal...However, tonight was a bit unique as there

Lido Winter Wonderland?

  Our wonderful Lido treats kids and families to so much fun during the summer... but then it closes and sits alone for about 8 months...?. BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS LITTLE IDEA Vivacity Peterborough Culture and Leisure & Peterborough City Council......PLEASE TURN THE LIDO INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND...! Just imagine... - swimming pool turns into ICE SKATING RINK - small pool turns into a sunken SANTA GROTTO - lawn turns into HOT FOOD

Caffe Nostra – New Italian Coffee House in Yaxley

Calling all 'coffee lovers', 'sweet toothers' and wait for it..... diabetics! Why? Well, there's a lovely little gem just opened in Yaxley called Caffe Nostra and it's a new independent small business serving up huge pieces of cake and some are SUGAR-FREE. Lorraine opened just last week in Yaxley centre, helped out by her father Ron. Offering Kimbo coffee you've a choice of Italian hot drinks and teas. Now here's the thing about the cakes

Middleton’s Steak House First Taster

FIRST TASTER! Welcome to Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Peterborough Soft lighting, grey, red and black classic styling, bare brick, laminate wood and black metal give Middletons a modern edge with a warm close feel. Candles lit on the tables for the evening give a somewhat romantic atmosphere with not-overpowering background music. You can just about see into the kitchen where all the chefs are preparing food. The waiting staff are plentiful and attentive. Manager Gary took

Key Feste 2017

It's all happening down on The Embankment this glorious Saturday as Key Feste 2017 opens. They've got a whole lot of shows, acts, games and activities for everyone to do especially the kids. There's the Wacky Races area with space hopper racing, the Elf Hoopla. Learn how to build the biggest sand castle in the sandpit or play snakes and ladders. You can learn about painting in the Graffiti tent as you spray your own

Women Leaders Peterborough

Women Leaders Peterborough is a prestigious awards event that recognises the talents and achievements of women living or working in the Peterborough postcode area.We Love Peterborough's Susan Broccoli is proud and surprised to have been nominated for the 'Community Impact – Voluntary Award'."I created the 'We Love Peterborough' business purely out of the passion for living in and being born in Peterborough. My aim is to get people to appreciate where they live with beautiful photographs

Opening night for Pizza Pots & Pints

Prosecco glasses at the ready... it's the opening night of the Queen's Head - the new Pizza Pots & Pints and we've come away happy and full-bellied. The owners have definitely done a #GreatJob out of changing a town centre listed building into a buzzing, casual pub-dining experience. The features of the old building have been retained with wooden beams, fireplaces and brick and old-tile floors, whilst styling it with a modern feel. There's a couple of