WHO once said that “image is everything”? Give up? It was Andre Agassi in a 1989 advert for Canon cameras. I’m assuming the person who designed the Citroen Berlingo is either too young to remember 1989, didn’t have a TV, or simply hates Andre Agassi and vehemently disagrees with him. Because if image really is everything, what the hell were they thinking? Take a good look at it. Can you imagine the designer somewhere in France standing back from his sketch pad, scratching his goateed chin and thinking to himself, “tres bien Claude, c’est magnifique”? A masterpiece of design, it ain’t. But does that alone make it a bad car? Absolutely not. Here’s the thing — image isn’t everything. Not at all. In fact you only need to Google the words “Andre Agassi haircuts” to realise the bloke didn’t know what he was on about. And when it comes to the Berlingo, beauty really is only skin deep, because its interior is … [Read more...] about The Citroen Berlingo is no masterpiece of design but it’s the ultimate family-friendly car
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Don’t dare go along to these events if you’ve got fear this Halloween. With ghost trails, skulls and cobwebs, the Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days festival has a scary October half-term twist, as hair-raising events take over the county. Two Derby city centre ghost trails are running all week, with spooky goings on at the Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford’s House, where those brave enough can search for old residents who have never left. Elsewhere, there is the frightening return of Frankenstein in Matlock Bath and the chance to create a giant cobweb near Belper. So, here at Derbyshire Live, we have put together a list of seven of the best Discovery Days events for families to get involved in: Your ultimate Halloween 2018 events guide for Derby and beyond Time Line Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days Festival - October half-term 2018 Spooky Halloween Trail Dates and time: Saturday, October 27 until Sunday, November 4 from 10am until 4pm Address: Derby Museum … [Read more...] about Ghost trails, skulls and cobwebs set to scare at frightening family fun week
If you love food - you'll love this. We've mashed together a massive bundle of food festivals taking place across the North West this summer. From bake offs to BBQs - there's a treat to tantalise everyone's taste buds. Get stuck in. Bolton Food and Drink Festival , Bolton Town Centre August 24 -27, Free to attend Bolton Food and Drink Festival has revealed its star-studded celeb chef line up for 2018 with some familiar faces making a return. Saturday morning TV favourite James Martin will notch up his 10th appearance at this summer’s event, joined by Ainsley Harriott, Michael Caines and Nadiya Hussain. The stars will be performing cookery demos and hosting a series of special events at the festival, which runs from August 24 to 27 over the bank holiday weekend. For more information visit boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU The Big Grill, Bury July 14 - 15 If you like your meat cooked slow, served with a side of acoustic strings - … [Read more...] about The ultimate guide to Manchester’s summer food festivals
Details: arignaminingexperience.ie. Open daily 10-5pm; family of four, €28. If you like that, try this: Steam train fans will love the old Dromad train station in Cavan where the Cavan and Leitrim Railway offers nostalgic tours (Sat, Sun and Mon), including a trip on a restored steam train (cavanandleitrim.com). 11. Kia Ora Mini FarmWhere: Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co Wexford. Why: A petting farm with a playground is always a winning formula for children. Kia Ora Mini Farm does it extra well, with go-karts, mini diggers, sandpits, crazy football (mini golf with a football), a fire engine and a maze to entertain. Close encounters with furry friends are a bonus, and there are exotic animals in residence, too. The warm welcome is another reason families love returning here. Details: kiaoraminifarm.ie; summer opening hours are 10am-5.30pm, at €7.50 per person. Picnics are welcome, too. If you like that, try this: The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Co Cork has an open farm near … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Top 25 Family Days Out: The ultimate guide to family fun in Ireland!
From adult-only inflatable obstacle courses to epic eating challenges there's plenty to keep you, your friends and family busy this summer in Nottingham... even if the weather isn't behaving itself. Grown-ups can wet their whistle down at Nottingham's new craft beer festival while footy fans can cheer on England at the city's very own fanzone - both which are down at Sneinton Market in June. Inside there's plenty of fun to be had too, with multi-award winning musical Titanic docking at the Theatre Royal in July and Walking with Dinosaurs hitting the Motorpoint Arena in August. Take a look a below at more don't miss events. Nottingham Craft Beer Week, various locations, June 9-16 This year more than 30 of the city’s best venues and breweries are involved in the event from June 9 to 16. The Abdication micro pub at Daybrook, Barrel Drop in Hurts Yard, Bunkers Hill, Hockley, Jamcafe in Heathcoat Street, Head of Steam, High Pavement, Southbank City, Friar Lane, and Yarn, at the … [Read more...] about The ULTIMATE Nottingham summer bucket list