The sun might have gone into hiding a bit this week, but as the warm weather edges closer and closer, we’re already thinking about our next lockdown ‘night out’ in the garden.
If you’re a fan of a ‘boozy ice pop’ during the summer time, or whatever you prefer to call them, but are looking for something that edges a little more on the classier side, then these moulds make ice lollies look like glasses of Champagne or Prosecco (depending on how fancy you are), and they’re about as sophisticated as ‘boozy ice pops’ can come.
In fact, they’re called Sophistipops, so that says it all.
The Sophistipops are “easy to make”, “come out full of flavour” and are designed to let you “indulge yourself with a frozen treat that exudes high class and sophistication”.
According to the product description for the moulds, it works by: “Filling [the moulds] with your favourite drink to freeze, then place the champagne flute stems over the top of each mould and place it in your freezer.”
“After a few hours, remove the set and pull on a glass stem to retrieve a Sophistipop.”
It really is as simple as that.
Whilst the tops of the moulds are in the style and shape of a traditional champagne flute, that doesn’t strictly mean you have to use champagne or similar bubbly drinks to make the ice lollies. Whatever you’re drink of choice may be, these moulds will just make it look a little classier.
The set of four moulds are retailing at £8.49 from the online shop Umarodina, so it really isn’t a bank breaking purchase if you’re looking to make your next BBQ or garden party a proper posh one.
You can get your hands on the Sophistipops ice lolly moulds here.
Peter Kay issues heartfelt thanks to Manchester fans and teases ANOTHER big announcement
Peter Kay has sent a lovely message to fans in Manchester after making his triumphant return to the live scene last weekend.
The Bolton comedian has just ticked off the first two nights of a mammoth run at the AO Arena, which includes 42 Manchester shows between now and 2025.
On his opening night – his first real venture into the spotlight since he largely stepped away from the public eye 12 years ago – he was moved to tears by the standing ovation he received before he’d even started the show.
And now Peter has issued a heartfelt thank you message.
He said in a statement: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester.
“It was incredible to be part of such a happy experience.
“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!”
And that’s not all – his post also hinted that there’s yet another announcement to come (because apparently more than 100 tour dates and breaking the internet with ticket demand wasn’t enough).
The late monarch – who celebrated her Platinum Jubliee back in June 2022, before sadly passing away in September – the word guessing game that took the world by storm, and the disgraced Manchester United footballer are just three of the topics that have peaked the interest of Brits enough to search for them on Google this year.
Wordle took the top spot on the 2022 list, after gamers nationwide presumably used the search engine to figure out the answers each day.
The puzzle game beat out the 2022 World Cup – which is currently underway in Qatar with the Three Lions set to face France in the Quarter Finals – which came in second place, followed by Ukraine and Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) rounding out the top five.
As well as Ukraine, the country of Russia has also made its way into the top 10 most-searched topics, thanks to the latter’s invasion of the former.
Likely the most familiar name on the list to Mancunians will be that of Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood – who is due to face trial next year after being charged in 2022 with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour relating to the same woman.
Wordle is not alone on the list when it comes to games either, as its more difficult counterpart Quordle – which tasks hardcore players with guessing four words in just nine tries – ranked in eighth place on the list.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was the subject of a new Netflix series starring Evan Peters in 2022, and actor Johnny Depp, who was at the forefront of a highly-publicised libel trial between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard for a considerable chunk of the year, are the last two searches to round out the top 10.