We might be in November, but we’ve had a bit of festive decoration arrive on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal today
A number of brightly decorated snowmen, have found themselves stood around and about in locations at Salford Quays. From The Lowry to Mediacity UK, They’re all based around Raymond Briggs’ original fun character and have been decorated by local children and young people in the area.
Its Been a buzzy few months for local artworks as previously we had Bee in the City land in Salford as part of the Hive in Manchester. When they flew to pastures new, the Snowmen paid us a visit. While the Bees raised money for the We Love Manchester Fund, This time all funds will go to BBC Children in need
Feel free to comment on the snowmen I’ve captured….I’ll post more as and when i find them.
This is a job for my inner child….if not for letting the younger members of my family loose in the kitchen to create to their hearts content
There’s already so many to choose from, it surprises me how the likes of Ben and Jerrys manage to come up with new ones.
However, there’s always something missing from the mix.
I mean – walking into Whittard’s there’s a whole host of flavours for coffee and hot chocolate…
So along those lines – how about a new Neapolitan Ice cream ? a Deconstructed Banana Split, with Banana, Chocolate and Marshmallow flavours. Thing is with Neapolitan is, it doesn’t have to be the same three flavours – pick your favourites and go wild. You could go all zesty with Orange lime or lemon – or even deconstruct a northern English favourite with Vimto inspired flavours – i’m thinking Blackberry, Raspberry and Grape.
You could add your favourite sweets into the mix – Jelly Beans, Chocolate Drops, Popping Candy…”Space Dust” – now that would raise a smile.
And of course there’s always the fun fictional fruits – remember “willy wonkas chocolate factory” – Snozzberry ice cream anybody?
So let the kids loose in the kitchen as their favourite sweets mix with their favourite flavours, banana with chocolate, chocolate with cherries, strawberries and cream…
The Fun thing about it is you’ll have three of your favourite flavours and as it softens coming out of the tub – it’ll mix into a heavenly taste.
I’ve been looking over my notebooks, and found this particular acrostic – I wrote it whilst I was undergoing tests recently at Salford Royal Hospital…(Don’t worry folks – i’m fine!) – I wrote scribbles to pass the time away whilst investigations took place.