Archive for July, 2011

Have you tried out the new look Little Chef?

July 28, 2011

Bev O’Sullivan was recently asked to review her local Little Chef in Doncaster, which – along with many across the UK – has undergone a major makeover.

“I was amazed…! As I have only visited previously for the famous ‘Early Starter’ breakfast, I was yesterday treated to Suet Crust Steak & Ale Pie… What a transformation!”

“I went to the Little Chef in Doncaster at 6.30pm yesterday with my husband and 3 children (9, 5 & 2) and we thought it was fantastic.

We have only ever used Little Chef for breakfast in the past and we were very impressed with the new design – very clean and open, and it was lovely to see the cooks working.

The restaurant wasn’t very busy (only 2-3 other tables in use) and we were welcomed and shown to a booth immediately by Jacqui.  The children were given their menus and crayons and a drinks order was taken within a few minutes.

Jacqui came back to take our order after around 5-10 mins, she was very helpful and very chatty with the children.

The food arrived within around 15 mins and we had 5 completely finished plates!! I had the steak & ale pie – very tasty, and I make a mean one myself so this is high praise… My husband had the ‘hot pot of the day’, which was chicken and he thought it was delicious. My two boys (9 & 2) had the bangers and my daughter had the ‘slurpy spaghetti’. It’s always nice to see the children finish their meals.

They were rewarded with ice creams, which were probably a bit too big for the 2 youngest ones, but they had a good go at polishing them off! I had a classic pancake with lemon & sugar, which was a lovely treat.

The bill came to £45, which wasn’t too bad for a family of five including drinks and puddings. Yes, you can get slightly cheaper meals on the road, but we had 5 big portions and wouldn’t have  felt as full if we had had a Big Mac & Fries that’s for sure…

All in all, I would definately recommend Little Chef, the service was exceptional, the restaurant at Doncaster is well thought out and is quite a chilled place to eat overlooking the countryside (as it faces away from the A1), there is even a nice deck outside with tables & chairs for you to just stop and have a relaxing drink before continuing your journey.”

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Party in the Park!! Making the most of your “Me Time”!

July 19, 2011

What’s On 4 Me Joined the Crowds in Peasedown St John to celebrate Party in the Park!!

Guest Blog by Diane Francis

Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me

The community of Peasedown St John, near Bath in Somerset gathered to celebrate the third Party in the Park on Saturday 16 July 2011 which has been labelled as the biggest event in its calendar.

Party in the Park was launched in 2009 by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, who opened the event, and in that time has seen thousands of people flocking to Beacon field to enjoy live music, fete stalls and activities.

Despite the blustery, wet weather people turned out in force to support the community celebration, including 39 stall owners from organisations and charities across the area.

The event was set up by a group of residents who wanted to create a greater sense of community in the village. Residents who attended the festival said they felt this is what the event had really achieved.

Jo Drywood, who has recently set up her own craft business called Dolly Daydream from her home in the village, went to the event last year and was inspired to set up a stall this year. She said: “I saw how busy it was last year and there were lots of activities and a really good feel. I started doing my own stuff and thought it would be good for me to come along. I love it here and there is a really good atmosphere and lots of stalls. It brings people to the village and it brings lots of different people together.”

Saturday’s festival saw five bands performing on the stage in the Beacon Field including Midsomer Norton band BlackJakk and South West duo Metson. We also saw a fabulous display by a local majorette group and some Zumba-enthusiasts got everyone in the party mood!

Thousands of pounds were raised at last year’s event, which was attended by nearly 3,000 people but much more is expected to be raised from Saturday’s celebration. The majority of the money will go towards funding next year’s festival, but some has been set aside to be injected back into the community.

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Our What’s On 4 Me Awards hit the airwaves!!

July 14, 2011

John Atkinson from Radio Teesdale interviewed Marilyn Bradshaw about our What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards

It’s always great to have publicity – and our What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards recognise the efforts of the people who make our Communities come alive each day, evening and weekend! So it was especially exciting to be able to address this North East Community to alert the listeners to the awards and how they can say a “Big Thank You” to all of their local activity providers.

Click HERE to Listen!

The recording will be played several times each week throughout the Music and What’s On sessions.

Reward your favourite instructor, social club and group in the What’s On 4 Me Awards 2011

July 6, 2011

The What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards in association with Printing365 are now open and the nominations are flooding in!

We already have dozens of contenders for the Most Outstanding Activity Instructor, so make sure that you nominate yours!!  What better way to reward your Zumba Instructor, Boot Camp Leader,  Ghost hunt organiser, Party Planner, Craft Fayre organiser…., etc….than with a National Award!!!

The Best Entertainment Award is also attracting lots of attention!!  Pubs, clubs, social clubs, bingo halls, restaurants and community centres…..

Does yours deserve a special award?

The highest praise comes from YOU!! So don’t delay!

NOMINATE NOW and reward your Activity & Entertainment Providers for their dedicated work and effort.


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