We all have that one friend who answers with “I’ll just come for one” when you ask them to go for a drink.
The ‘one drink’ line usually comes along with a raft of excuses too – sometimes the same, sometimes different – and then it’s up to you if you chose to believe them or not.
Whether they actually stick to their guns and follow through with the just ‘one drink’ claim? Well that’s another story, because we all know someone who intends to just have one drink, but that one will often turn into 10. If there’s a ‘one drink’ type in your life, then we’ve potentially found the best solution to this.
Online gifting retailer Prezzybox is selling a Wine Bottle Glass that fits an entire 750ml bottle of wine into, you guessed it, just one single glass, so the ‘one drink’ types are technically just having one.
According to the product description, this novelty Wine Bottle Glass is “shaped like an entire bottle of the good stuff, with a glass shaped top to make it easier and a little more refined to drink from” and it’s “perfect for those of us who love a glass of wine after a long, hard day – or just a day”.
The text printed on the front of the glass reads – ‘Finally! A wine glass that fits my needs’.
It’s a 5/5 customer rated product and there’s hundreds of positive reviews from customers over the years, so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the buy or not, it may be a good idea to have a read through a few of those to help make your mind up.
One review by a satisfied customer reads: “Loved it, very fast delivery and brilliant product that made the recipient laugh and drink a lot of wine”.
“This was the perfect gift for my friend, really funny, but great not to have to keep getting up to fill her glass.” said another.
Looking for the perfect gift for that wine-loving friend?
The Wine Bottle Glass is available to get your hands on for just £12.99 from the Prezzybox website here.
Next Day Delivery is available when orders are placed before 12:30pm daily and Standard Delivery will see your gift arrive at your front between in 1-2 working days, costing £3.99.
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away free music lessons
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away a host of free music lessons next month in a bid to inspire people to learn a new instrument, or pick up an old one.
The store is giving new and returning musicians a chance to receive a 10–15-minute free music taster session as part of its Music for All Learn to Play ’22 event.
Taking place across 8 and 9 October between 10am-5pm (8 October) and 1130am-30pm (9 October),short taster music lessons will allow all ages and abilities to have a musical experience that could turn into a lifetime of enjoyment, or even a new career.
Speaking on the free music lesson initiative, Emma from Forsyths said: “The past two years have shown how important music is to all our lives and how it can bring people together even in the most difficult of circumstances.
“We aim to help as many people as possible understand the unique joys and benefits of learning an instrument (or taking part in a choir).
“Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument or looking to pick it up again, should come and join us for this two-day celebration of music making.
“We’re delighted to be part of Music for All’s Learn to Play ’22 event, and we can’t wait to get started.”
OBE Jools Holland, Patron of Music for All, said: “Making music is very important to me. It’s my work, my pleasure, my friend, companion and therapist.
The charity Music for All believes passionately in the unique power of music to change lives and that is why it runs Learn to Play.
Music for All believes everyone should have equal access to music making.
The charity supports disadvantaged music makers by providing cash grants for tuition and instruments and by donating instruments directly.
Celebrated author Dame Hilary Mantel has died ‘suddenly yet peacefully’ aged 70
Dame Hilary Mantel has died aged 70.
The unexpected passing of the critically-acclaimed author whose celebrated career spans nearly five decades has just been announced by her agents 4th Estate Books and her publishing team at HarperCollins in two separate statements released this morning – who confirmed that she died “suddenly yet peacefully”.
The Glossop-born writer was famed for historical fiction work, and was most-known for being the author of the beloved Wolf Hall trilogy.
The statement by her agents confirming her passing reads: “We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald.
“This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work.”
Mantel’s publishers HarperCollins called her “one of the greatest English novelists of this century”.
The company’s statement reads: “It is with great sadness that AM Heath and HarperCollins announce that bestselling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family and friends, aged 70.
“Hilary Mantel was one of the greatest English novelists of this century and her beloved works are considered modern classics.
Mantel has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy.
She was the first woman, and fourth person, to receive the award twice.