Uniqueness

sNOw-Boredom at the Vaults!

2018-03-03T17:00:13+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Escapologists!, Fun-for-all, Uncategorised, Uniqueness|

After a quiet week staying in to keep warm and out of the -8 wind it was time to venture out engulfed in moon boots, scarves and gloves. We were off for a bit of excitement, namely into the Great Wine Cellar..... We were invited to a banquet being held by 'Thomas Cooke'. No, he's no relation to Thomas Cook, as in holidays, before you start criticising the spelling (as we first thought we might add!), but the local Peterborough magistrate who's Georgian house is down Priestgate... from the 1800s of course! Location: Peterborough Museum. Okay, so I know I

What an Afternoon Treat!

2018-02-06T16:17:06+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Great Food, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

Wow, what more can I say, than, "That was absolutely delicious!" I've just come back from an afternoon tea treat with my 'DIGESTIVELY-CHALLENGED' family members and it was a complete success. The Great Northern Hotel create afternoon teas like most other hotels do, but before you sign off with no interest, theirs have a BIG difference... GLUTEN-FREE / COELIACS / DIABETICS / MEN please read on... ! Your table awaits in the 1852 Restaurant for something you've probably dreamed of and more. So, let's start the ball rolling on this glorious afternoon delight... If you're a MAN you may

A Piece of Art…

2018-01-27T14:05:36+00:00 January 27th, 2018|General, News, Shopping, Uniqueness|

So after spotting a post on Facebook this morning I sauntered down to Queensgate (at the entrance to McDonalds) to take a look at the #FAFPTB Free Art Friday Peterborough Galler Pop-Up. I was greeted by the lovely Kaine, who paused for a few moments from writing numbers on stickers, who told me all about what was going on.... Free Art Friday is a concept where #Artists get together and give some of their artwork away for free. Yes I said FREE. It basically helps to get unknown artists - known. In this small gallery you will find numerous

Madame Curio’s Cirque Delirium

2017-11-29T11:59:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Escapologists!, Fun-for-all, Great For Kids, Uniqueness|

What a great night we had tonight at Trapp'd. We were invited back to try their second escape game Madame Curio’s Cirque Delirium, and oh my gosh, what a surprise we had in there. People are going missing and you need to work out why. You’ll step back into a fairground-circus theme giving you a fun-filled evening without a doubt. It’s great for all ages and definitely one for the kids. You’ll be game playing, counting, hooking ducks, searching for the smallest of clues, anddeciphering codes... it’s all about teamwork as well as individual challenges. So why not jump on

Oasis Monogramming

2017-10-20T12:45:44+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Shopping, Uniqueness|

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 will guide you on the bag of your choice due to thickness, positioning and material- Leather is best. Bags make an ideal gift starting

Outlaws of Red Rock – Escape!

2017-10-18T13:20:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Escapologists!, Fun-for-all, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

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 sorts of mind-boggling clues...at one point we thought we were ‘goners’... But we made it out alive using our skill to rob the bank for

Chocolate Making & City College

2017-10-14T18:20:55+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Chocolate Heaven, Great Food, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

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 the college for around 12 years I booked in anticipation of learning something new! (Just £22 for 3 hours - bargain!) And, what a

Stem Festival 2017

2017-10-01T16:57:51+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Days Out, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

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 it's done. You can also pick up your very own gardening packs with ideas for saving by water in the garden area.. it includes the

Wildwood Meal & Movie Night

2017-09-22T15:04:30+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Great For Kids, Uniqueness|

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 was originally a booking for 21 in the cinema who had cancelled! That meant we actually had our own #PrivateViewing... and got to start the

Lido Winter Wonderland?

2017-09-25T23:30:43+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Christmas, News, Uniqueness|

  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 stalls with XMAS TREE - balconies with MARKET STALLS & lights OMG #Christmasheaven... you could also invite the COCA-COLA truck to park nearby !