Apple Day 2018!

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Pink Ladies, Granny Smith, Gala and Honeycrisp  – they’re all from the same fruit family. Some sweet, some bitter, some soft and some tart! The day of the Apple is upon us all, let the slicing, cutting and crunching commence! Apple Day is an annual celebration of the commonly known fruit which hangs from our trees [Read more…]

Drive-In movies haven’t really been a roaring success in the UK, what with our changing weather conditions from cold to rain to wind every so often, but, after some careful planning and plenty of anticipation, following from one of our best summers in recorded British history, the East Midlands has now welcomed and set up a huge outdoor [Read more…]

Ahhh, my inner child screams when I see that Goose Fair is only a few weeks away. When I was a child, being brought up in Nottingham meant that Goose Fair has always been the highly anticipated ‘thing’ to do in October. As the autumn leaves are falling, and as the winter coats are being [Read more…]

Ilkeston is a small, friendly, miners town in the South of Derbyshire, but what really brings the people together every year, is their wonderful Charter Fair. The Ilkeston Charter Fair has been a running celebration of the town for over 700 years! During the stretch of a week, the Town Centre is filled with screams of [Read more…]

Discover Leicesters History with Heritage Sundays

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On the last Sunday of every month, you can discover the in-depth and wonderful History of Leicester with Heritage Sundays. The exhibitions and tours feature a wide range of works from current and past students, including details of the medieval times in the East Midlands. The next running event is on 24th August and you [Read more…]

The school summer holidays are well underway and I bet all the families out there are looking for some adventures to have in this wonderful warm weather – well, the Winner of Leicestershire’s Best Visitor Attraction, Wistow Maze, is waiting to be discovered! The Maze is only open for 8 to 10 weeks in the [Read more…]

The USA celebrated national lasagne day at the weekend, or lasagna, as they spell it; and it got me thinking about how popular lasagne is over here in the UK. When we walk into our local supermarkets you’re guaranteed to see fridges full of ready-made-meals, and if you either love them or hate them, there’s always [Read more…]

So we’ve written about sandwiches… and we’ve written about ice cream, but now, we’re onto something much better, ice cream sandwiches! Doesn’t the thought of the smooth vanilla and crispy wafer just take you back to being a child? Sitting on a British beach or on the grass in your garden happily getting sticky fingers [Read more…]

Nottingham’s underground City of Caves

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Nottingham is a wonderful city, it may not be the easiest place to find a parking spot, but it does have some outstanding architecture and brilliant shopping. What most residents and visitors of Nottingham may not already know about though, is that there is a whole world of interconnecting caves running right below our feet! [Read more…]

Fast food is everyone’s guilty pleasure at some point of the week, either when we cant be bothered to cook because we’re exhausted from our busy schedules, or just when we’ve seen a tasty deal you want to take advantage of on Snizl. Whatever the reason may be, everyone’s aloud a cheat day! So, here [Read more…]