As much as we love to complain about the rain in Manchester, we also do our fair share of moaning when it’s too hot as well.
Yes, we know it’s summer and the wash-out days that seemed to comprise most of the month previous were definitely not preferable, but over these past few days of nearly 30°C warm and humid weather across the region, we can rightly say it’s just a bit too hot.
So hot that the Met Office issued a heat health warning across the majority of England and even classed this period of weather as a heatwave.
Did we mention it’s hot?
If you’re looking for a way to cool down as the heat continues to stick around for a little longer, then we’ve found out that you can buy your own Slush Puppie machine from Amazon to make the retro frozen drinks from the comfort of your own home and put simply, we can’t think of anything better.
The Slush Puppie Machine is a “replica [that] has been specially designed to look like the real thing”, but if the plenty of recent glowing 5* reviews are anything to go by, it’s as good as an original, if not better.
According to the product description on Amazon, it couldn’t be easier to replicate the slushies from your childhood. All you’ll need to do is simply add in your favourite Slush Puppie syrup or similar, turn the machine on, then pour out your ice-cold slushies to achieve “the famous blue tongue look”.
The Slush Puppie Machine comes with full instructions – including a link to an easy-to-follow instructional video online – that will take you through the whole process of creating your own slushies at home.
Alongside the machine, you’ll also get a 500ml bottle of Blue Raspberry Syrup, a pack of x20 paper cups and paper straws thrown in too.
You can grab the Slush Puppie Machine for £54.99 + postage/packaging on Amazon here.
If Blue Raspberry isn’t your preferred flavour of choice, then you’ve no need to worry because you can also get your hands on original Slush Puppie Red Cherry Syrup for just £8.33here, and then if that’s not enough, you can also get a x4 Slush Puppie Syrup Assortment Pack of Blue Raspberry, Strawberry, Cola and Lemon & Lime for £14.99here.
What more could you want during this heat?
Trailer released for new Netflix drama series starring Michelle Keegan airing in the new year
The first trailer for a new Netflix show starring Michelle Keegan and Joanna Lumley has now been released.
In case you hadn’t heard, the highly-anticipated new crime drama show, which is titled Fool Me Once, is an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s popular novel, and is set to air on the streaming service as soon as 2024 arrives.
But now, the release of the first trailer has proved it looks brilliantly binge-worthy.
The eight-part series follows Manchester-born actress Michelle Keegan’s character, Maya Starn, who is a former special ops pilot struggling with the tragic murder of her husband, Joe, who is played by Richard Armitage.
Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce, who is portrayed by Adeel Akhtar, conducts the investigation into Joe’s death while wrestling with his own hidden truths.
Things start to get interesting though, when she observes via the nanny cam her supposedly deceased husband playing with their baby daughter in her own home.
Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew embark on the journey to seek answers about their own mother’s murder which took place months ago.
But one question remains – could the two mysteries be related?
The first trailer for the show was released by Netflix at the end of last week, and it showcases a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
The streaming service has unveiled a selection of first look images, showcasing a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
Filming took place in Yorkshire, where production crews were spotted in the Burdock Way area near the centre of Halifax, but Michelle Keegan was also spotted filming in Manchester city centre back in May.
Fool Me Once will air on Netflix in the UK on Monday 1 January.
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Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.