Just Add Ice!

2020-12-16T10:40:41+00:00December 12th, 2020|Adults Only, News, Shopping|

What a treat today as Nene Valley Spirits opened its doors as Peterborough’s first micro-distillery in the Nene Valley region, offering handcrafted, premium gin in small batches. Jo, Leigh, Abi and Shelley are located in the newly renovated Artisan Courtyard area at Sacrewell Farm and Country Park. A place where more small businesses will be located - a great idea. It's an extra treat today as it's Christmassy with Santa's sleigh and cottage just around the corner, a large Christmas tree in the courtyard and I was lucky enough to spy a peacock wandering around too. Anyway enough of

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

It’s New Lush

2020-02-22T09:48:11+00:00February 21st, 2020|General, News, Shopping|

Wow how amazed can you be!!! I’ve never been into Lush (Queensgate, Peterborough) because I thought it was just perfumed soaps... how wrong can you be! I was met by Florence and Georgia (Store Mgr) who I have to say are sooooo knowledgable about every single product and I’ve just learnt about all of them. Throughout their opening day they will running workshops on making your own products and also through the coming weeks ahead. The shop is larger and looks wonderful with yoghurt pot shelving and reclaimed wood cabinets for their products ...all created by using waste products.

Finally, no more maze walking…

2019-11-22T15:26:54+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Events, General, Great Food, New Restaurants, News, Shopping, Uniqueness|

Thursday at 8.55am and I'm waiting with a few more people to enter into John Lewis, I'm awaiting the opening of the Ori Caffe, but I can finally see inside the main upper floor doors to John Lewis's beauty area and I must say it's a hive of activity......lots of staff bustling around, radios in hand, tidying and sorting with a few last minute checks and then Ta Da! 9am and the roller goes up.... as we walk in all the staff are looking at us! Little did I know that I was actually walking into their main undressing of

Cambridge Day Out

2019-05-19T13:41:34+01:00May 19th, 2019|30 Days in May Challenge, Days Out, Fun-for-all, General, Shopping, Summer, Uniqueness, Walks|

Day 19 of 30 Days in May Challenge: Cambridge If you are looking for a day away that’s not too far away, then why not Cambridge?We chose this as actually, it’s our wedding anniversary so we wanted a treat. I’d seen Enchanted Cinema were opening their season with ‘A Star Is Born’ and wanted to try an open-air cinema experience without going all the way to London and also not sitting in a car draining the battery. So here we are....The buildings are simply stunning wherever you look. Old-fashioned winding streets, decorative cornices, and peculiar statues. A photography heaven

T-Shirt Heaven

2019-05-20T16:29:36+01:00May 18th, 2019|30 Days in May Challenge, General, News, Shopping|

Day 18 of our 30 Days of May Challenge: Shopping! So I’m in Queensgate Peterborough today For a new shop which is called Maze17. Shabbir and Akil are opening their dream shop today hoping you will be enticed in.... and I think you will! Inside you will find a complete range of different T-shirts to suit everyone... just take a look at some of the traditional and unique t-shirt fronts. From Tigger to unicorns to llamas! Lol. There is a complete range for the kids and some especially good ones coming up ready for Father’s Day. It’s worth just going

Fashion & Fizz

2019-05-09T20:27:48+01:00May 9th, 2019|30 Days in May Challenge, Adults Only, Events, General, Shopping|

Day 9 of 30 Days In May Challenge: Fashion Tonight I spent a lovely couple of hours at the Fashion & Fizz evening at John Lewis raising awareness and funds for Sue Ryder. The fashion show was held in the coffee shop where a host of ladies with their complimentary Prosecco or orange juice were eagerly waiting to see what’s on trend for the summer. Victoria from Thorpe Hall Sue Ryder introduces us to the fundraising they do there. Courtney then introduced us to some summer fragrances. Dolce & Gabana - Light Blue for her and him: Fresh and

Summer in the City

2019-05-06T15:32:31+01:00May 5th, 2019|30 Days in May Challenge, Days Out, Events, Shopping|

Day 5 of 30 Days of May Challenge Fashion. So we're in Queensgate Peterborough today as they continue their 'Summer in the City' event which is all about good old New York and fashion. I’m afraid that Ferne McCann isn’t here today, she was here yesterday for the event - gutted that we've personally missed her, but if you were there - then great. Bring the kids down and you can have selfies wherever you like today - we’ve got the Statue of Liberty making a personal appearance - she’s all in green and she’ll be quite happy to put a

A Bit of Sparkle Arrives in Queensgate

2019-03-18T09:18:50+00:00March 16th, 2019|General, News, Shopping|

I'm in Queensgate today and the official launch for the opening of Swarovski jewellery shop is going to be at 12 o’clock today. Today I was talking to the girls in the shop Angel, Amy and Zaynah, who will be serving you, and Martin the Manager just to find out all about their new opening. The shop had a soft opening on Thursday afternoon but their official launch is today where you will be supplied with cupcakes. If you don’t know where Swarovski is you’ll find them on the top floor, in the corner, in between John Lewis and

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

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