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Christmas

It’s Time for Panto!

2020-12-16T20:56:03+00:00December 16th, 2020|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, Great For Kids|

Christmas is definitely on its way when the Panto starts and tonight I'm visiting for the first run at The Cresset at Bretton. My first comment is that everything is highly organised. On arrival via the main doors you are reminded to put your mask on, then I used the allocated hand sanitiser station and over to get my temperature checked. (Phew! I got a green light). Into the foyer to get my tickets checked and as I hadn't pre-ordered a drink I went over to the allocated and cordoned off queue area to order what I wanted at

Clever – Ingenious – Full of Humour

2020-12-16T20:03:24+00:00December 15th, 2020|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, Shows, Uniqueness|

Laugh? it’s a continuous roll! :-) Tonight was opening night for Lamphouse Theatre’s edition of their ‘A Christmas Carol ‘ and what a night it was....! A ‘Clever - Ingenious - Full of Humour’ rollercoaster ride of entertainment. Take my hat off to Tom Fox, the one-man Scrooge, Cratchit family, Marley, Ghosts, bystanders and all. It’s a mad-cap caper of a live stage show that’s worth the tenner to go, have a laugh (what we probably need) and keep a small theatre company going, in the process. From flying ghosts and hidden rooms to clever acting - it’s a nonstop

Nothing Beats Chocolate

2020-11-04T16:53:04+00:00November 4th, 2020|Chocolate Heaven, Christmas, General, News, Shopping|

Looking for a few early Christmas presents I went up to the newly-opened (well 10 weeks ago) Stamford Heavenly Chocolates new shop at Sacrewell Farm. Tucked away in the corner of Sacrewell Farm's new Courtyard area, it looks a very nice improvement on their Stamford location. The waft of sweetness hits you as you walk in the shop and you're greeted with an array of chocolate items everywhere along with a bit of sparkle, a Christmas tree, a reindeer and of course a Santa Claus! Ho, Ho, Ho. They've now got lots of space which includes a huge area

Follow the yellow brick road

2019-12-21T09:33:43+00:00December 20th, 2019|Christmas, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids|

We’re off to see the Wizard.... What can I say this has to be the best ever pantomime I’ve been to.   It doesn’t mean that the others are not good, not by any means, because they are what they are...However, the Wizard of Oz is basically a show rather than just a pantomime.   You will find all your favourite characters within the show led by Dorothy-the lost girl, the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Man, the cowardly Lion and a star performance by Toto the dog who puts in her own star performance (Tilly). Glinda, the Good

Day’s Out for Festive Frankfurter & Beer

2019-11-20T20:15:53+00:00November 20th, 2019|Adults Only, Chocolate Heaven, Christmas, Days Out, General, Uniqueness|

We’re on a coach and off to the Birmingham Frankfurt German Christmas Market Did you know that it’s the largest authentic German Christmas market outside Germany and Austria? Nor did we! Apparently, it offers a large range of traditional goods, gifts and a selection of tempting food and drink. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts and roasted almonds will tempt your taste buds, all of which can be washed down with gluhwein, Weissbeer, tasty hot chocolate.... so let’s see... We are travelling with Impression Holidays from Peterborough... you will find them in the Westgate Arcade Offering a complete selection of day trips

Off to Never Never Land!

2019-03-22T18:24:34+00:00December 11th, 2018|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids|

Off to NeverLand we go...well actually it's the Key Theatre on the embankment, but it doesn't matter as it's Christmas which means it's time for the annual pantomime. Love them or hate them... the jokes are cringy, the costumes colourful, there's satin and glitter and padding everywhere and basically the show is a blast and you can't not join in. The deputy Mayor John Fox was there tonight along with some other VIPs to see the show. This year it's Peter Pan where you're kids are going to fall in love with Nana the Darlings' dog, the adults will

It’s a load of ‘baubles’!!!!

2018-12-11T22:44:12+00:00December 5th, 2018|Christmas, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, News, Uniqueness|

Charity Target Number of Baubles Our Reach So Far We Love Peterborough gets involved in raising money for local charities! We saw the enticing notice from Nene Park's Ferry Meadows with regards to Christmas Tree Festival and how could I not sponsor one on their behalf for such a great area of Peterborough which is utilised by so many... there's less action going on during the winter months but the idea of our very own Christmas Tree was too much to resist. The sponsorship money helps raise crucial funds for Nene Park Trust, directly supporting the upkeep of

Cathedral Christmas Market

2018-12-01T08:44:17+00:00November 30th, 2018|Christmas, Great Food, Shopping|

Following the success of last year’s event, the Cathedral is once again hosting a Christmas market in the Nave, featuring all manner of present ideas. There are also refreshments stall in the South Transept, you can get a mulled wine or soft drink for your entry. It looks wonderful at this evening’s preview with the Christmas lights overhead. There’s a host of stalls from jewellery to ceramics and cakes to cards, artwork, fudge, liqueurs and beers to bird houses and flower boxes! Ideal for finding unique gifts for even the most difficult-to-buy-for people on your list. It's open tonight

Sparks a hit at PE1 Retail Park

2018-11-26T10:18:04+00:00November 24th, 2018|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, Great For Kids|

Are you and the kids coming to join in the fun at Peterborough One Retail Park? There are WORKSHOPS going on every hour today, Saturday 24th November, with a price of just £2 you and your children can come along and create a crown and a tambourine, there’s lots of glitter, sparkle, reindeer, gold, silver, snowballs and much more all over the place and mum and dad have been getting involved too. Once created you'll ready so that the little ones can join in with the parade later for the lights switch on. There's plenty to keep the kids

Queensgate Festival Fiesta

2018-11-17T15:21:55+00:00November 17th, 2018|Christmas, Events, Fun-for-all, General, Great For Kids, Must Do-Visit-See, Uniqueness|

It's all go this weekend as the final Christmas Lights Switch on commences this morning at Peterborough Queensgate. It's set to be an extravaganzer of shows for you the public. I've already taken a sneak inside the grotto to see what's in store and it's a delight of toys for the boys and girls who visit.. Santa's not there yet, but will be later today. So it all starts off with a parade of toys.. nutcracker soldiers, fairies, elves, angels and bell boys. It's a grand parade for everyone down the escalator to Santa's Grotto. The mischief begins as

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