Sunday, 28 September 2014

Around Salford Quays

A few things to look out for if you visit Salford Quays.
 This model of the Rovers Return can currently be found in the reception of the main BBC/ITV building (right be the entrance for the BBC orchestras)

 Further along the same reception area is Doctor Who's Tardis and a couple of Daleks.

This is the view from the 'Air Tower' at the Imperial War Museum of the North looking over the new studio sets.  Sadly the view of Corrie Street itself is largely obscured but you can still make out quite a bit.  Worth the £1.20 admission fee  anyway.

A fizzy sweet treat

Why's Corrie's Fiz making jam?
Come along to Daisy Nook on Wed 29 October between 6.30pm and 9pm and see for yourself.
Actress Jennie McAlpine has teamed up with Manchester's leading garden centre to launch her own range of jams and chutneys which will be on sale at the centre.  Meet Jennie and her family at the Daisy Nook Garden Centre Christmas Preview Evening on Wed 29 October 6.30-9pm.
 Free tastings, 10% off just about everything in store, meet Gary's Feathered Friends - birds of prey and owls, free cake and a drink whilst stocks last, and the launch of our royal themed Christmas displays.
Please note: the shop is closed 5pm-6.30pm

Blooming Dogs Weekend

We had some special visitors at Daisy Nook this week - as you can see - Norma Jones and her guide dog Hetta met Doctor Who's K9.  They were joining us to launch this year's Flower Arranging Festival which runs from Fri 3 - Sun 5 October.  It takes place during garden centre opening hours (9-5 except Sun when it's 10.30-4.30) and there's free admission.  As well as over 40 fantastic displays all with a doggy theme we have raffles, competitions and demonstrations in aid of Guide Dogs.  Amongst the VIP visitors over the weekend will be TV's Dulux dog and animals from Blue Peter.
On Sunday top Canadian florist Neville McKay will be giving a floral art demonstration at 11.30am.

Thanks to Kemptville Travel

For many years I've been the guide for Canada's Kemptville Travel - and this year was no exception.  As ever it was great fun sharing with a fantastic group of fans lots of locations around Manchester - and a trip around the new Salford studios.

As you can see we had fabulous weather - and we managed to catch sight of some new areas of the set.  Would Eccleston be the name of one of the production team I wonder?  We also saw what's going to be done to the old butcher's shop - but I can't share the picture at the moment as we were sworn to secrecy!

If you want to know how you can join next year's tour - visit Kemptville's website and sign up!