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- 10/18/17--09:03: Aldi will be selling chocolate wine from next month
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- 10/18/17--09:20: 45% of Brits would quit their job for a million quid
- 10/18/17--16:01: Today is Gin and Tonic Day – so crack open the gin
- 10/18/17--22:00: The golden age of pubs: 8 unusual ways inn were used in the past
- 10/18/17--23:33: The women of Nasa now have their own Lego set
- 10/19/17--00:00: June Sarpong: It’s time we started talking honestly about diversity
- 10/19/17--00:34: 90s kids, rejoice: Sunny D fruit chews are now a thing
- 10/19/17--02:14: Selfie-taking chocolate bunnies are coming this Easter
- 10/19/17--03:04: Listen up right meow: A cat festival is coming to London
- 10/19/17--04:14: Whole Foods is experimenting with doing ‘fish-like’ vegan sushi
Everybody knows that nothing goes together quite as well as chocolate and wine.
You can pair the two for a fancy party, a romantic evening in, or even to enjoy while crying along to Bridget Jones singing ‘All By Myself’ (don’t worry, we’ve all been there).
Now, you can literally pair the two – as Aldi is going to be releasing a chocolate wine that’s bound to get anyone with a sweet tooth tipsy.
The wine we’re talking about? The Rubis Chocolate Non Vintage Wine.
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There’s just two weeks left to go until Halloween, but if you’re a true horror lover, you’ll have had your costume sorted since last November.
But, if like many of us you haven’t had time to head out to your local fancy dress store, don’t worry – we’ve got your back.
You don’t tend to re-wear halloween costumes, with the exception of the occasional fancy dress party, and so spending an obscene amount of money on an outfit is a big no-no.
You’ll be happy to know that some of our favourite costumes cost under £30.
Thanks to Asda, there’s a range of Halloween costumes suitable for kids and adults this year – and… Read the full story
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Work is stressful.
No matter how much you enjoy your job, anything that takes up that much of your day is bound to have its downward turns.
Even if you enjoy our job, let’s be honest – you’d rather be off frolicking day-in, day-out, right? Instead, most of us have to trudge to the same place every single day, and stay in the same place for eight-hours-plus. Being a grown up sucks, huh?
But imagine, if you will, if you could sack it off completely, for one big lump sum. How much do you reckon it would take for you to finally cast off your corporate shackles, right here, right now?
That was the… Read the full story
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Next Friday, it’s gonna be free Doughnut Time.
The Australian doughnut ‘sensation’, Doughnut Time, is launching its first-ever overseas store here in little old London.
And to celebrate, they’re giving out loads of doughnuts FOR FREE.
For two whole hours, you’ll be able to get your hands on classics like Slim Shady (vanilla glaze with M&Ms) and Legally Blonde (caramel glaze with macadamia blondie pieces).
Starting out as a humble hole-in-the-wall store in Brisbane back in 2015, the pop culture – inspired artisan doughnut company is dedicated to producing fresh batches of hand-made, glazed and decorated doughnut
When and where?
When: Friday 27 October, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Where: Doughnut Time,… Read the full story
Crack open the gin because it is World Gin and Tonic Day again.
Today is dedicated to drinking gin and tonics – for the second time this year.
Not only will tens of thousands of people around the world be celebrating at home with vast quantities of gin but dozens of bars will be serving up cut-price drinks and some free G&Ts in places.
The day falls on October 19 each year and while we suspect once again that this is a marketing ploy to make us buy more gin – this is one gimmick where we can all get on board.
That’s along with the gin day… Read the full story
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The modern pub is a beautiful thing, but ultimately it’s just a space for food, drink and entertainment.
The inns that flourished in the coaching age were so much more.The top 10 cosiest pubs in London
They were transport hubs, community meeting places and centres for news and communication.
Best of all, every activity you could do in a pub could be done with a pint in hand so you never need to be away from your drink when… Read the full story
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You may remember our excitement when, back in March, Lego announced that they’d be making a women of Nasa set, based on an idea from Maia Weinstock as part of their Lego Ideas Review.
Maia’s idea received more than 10,000 votes, Lego committed to making it a reality, and now, finally, it’s here.
This Tuesday Lego unveiled the debut of their Women of Nasa set.
It’s a set of Lego figures dedicated to celebrating pioneering women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and features astronomer and educator Nancy Grace, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, astronaut and physicist Sally Ride (the first woman in space), and astronaut and engineer Mae Jemison (the first… Read the full story
Was anyone in London surprised by findings of the government’s ‘Race Disparity Audit‘? No?
I would suggest a couple of drinks might be needed to help digest these depressing stats.
As disappointed as I was by the fact that the review didn’t offer any solutions, I’m glad that it has at least helped to get a conversation started; a conversation that, as a nation, we have avoided for far too long.
A country that ensures everyone… Read the full story
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You hate those pimple popping videos with a burning passion.
And yet you can’t. stop. watching them.
It’s normal, don’t worry. If you’ve ever fallen into a Dr Pimple Popper hole on YouTube only to look up and discover it’s 2am, you are not alone.
It’s entirely natural to be both horrified and hypnotised by the grossly satisfying removal of a blackhead.
If you’re into all of that (and really, who isn’t?), though, it’s time to expand your horizons beyond pimples. There’s an Instagram account that we’re pretty sure you’re going to be obsessed with.
Meet the Tweezist. It’s an Instagram account dedicated entirely to magnified videos of ingrown hairs being tweezed out of their… Read the full story
90s kids, rejoice: Sunny D fruit chews are here and they’re making us feel all kinds of nostalgic.
Sunny D was the junk-drink that every parent loved to hate. It was delicious but had the nasty effect of making your teeth feel like they’d been stuck together with sugar.
Sadly, the original is no more, after the people behind it created a ‘healthier alternative’ (aka, a watered-down version that tastes nothing like Sunny D).
But thankfully, Sunny D is here in sweet form to give us back that much-loved sugary taste.
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It’s hard to step in when you see someone being bullied.
There’s the fear that the bullies will turn on you. The worry that you’re being silly or overreacting. The concern that you might end up making things worse.
But being brave enough to take a stand makes a huge difference to the people being bullied. It helps them feel less alone, calls out bullies for awful behaviour, and could end up putting a stop to bullying longterm.
It’s important to step in when we see the bullying happening, even though it feels scary. The person being bullied is more scared, more alone, and they need your help.
Need some motivation? Have a watch… Read the full story
So there I sit, the girl who’s been blogging, campaigning and wittering on about mental health for quite some time.
The point I always make? That we should all be treating it the same way we treat physical health, because, well, we should.7 great things that happened when I opened up about my mental health
But there I also sat nine weeks ago, adamant that I wanted to stop taking the medication I’m on to control my anxiety and lift my depression.
See, I… Read the full story
Mental Health: A story about trying to come off my medication, failing and finally being OK with it. (Jo Irwin)tnelondondadycalmmetro illustrationslonely
If you’re one of those people who loves to moan about millennials who can’t look up from their phones, this may enrage you to the point of combustion.
Candy makers R.M. Palmer have announced that next Easter, they’ll be selling Selfie Bunnies.
Yes, these are hollow chocolate rabbits decorated to look like they’re taking selfies on tiny chocolate phones. This is Easter now. Enjoy it.
There are two bunnies on offer. One is wearing a blue shirt (gotta get in those markets of gender, am I right) and holding a phone at a low angle – which we assume means he’s applying filters to his selfie, writing a caption, or is… Read the full story
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I grew up in a household where advent calendars had pictures of Jesus behind every window.
Not even chocolate.
Pictures of Jesus.
Luckily, being an adult means that you and can spend stupid money on things you don’t really need, like over indulgent advent calendars which give you a small present (only it’s not really a present because you paid for it yourself) each morning before you go to work, as if that will some how soothe the crushing tedium of your daily commute.
This one has Pringles in it. People who like Pringles are excited about that. People who don’t like Pringles probably won’t buy it.
It works like every other advent calendar, you… Read the full story
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Cats are great beyond words.
Their little paws. Their whiskers. Their many variations of purrs and meows.
Cats deserve celebration, and yet we hardly ever honour their brilliance – apart from on the internet, which we have transformed into a shrine for all kitties.
So we are very excited to discover that in 2018, London will be home to a cat festival.
Sadly, this is not a festival featuring cats playing meowsic onstage, which would be wonderful, but is instead a place for cat-lovers to rejoice in all things cat.
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Before I was a writer, I was a nanny.
Nannying often involves babysitting. Babysitting, as far as I’m concerned, often involves wine.
I’m not talking about strawpedoing an entire bottle of Blossom Hill while dancing on a table. But if you’re spending your Saturday night sitting on the sofa watching telly rather than going out, a glass of Chardonnay feels like an appropriate compensation.
The idea that you can’t, or even shouldn’t, drink alcohol while looking after children is such a load of bollocks that it didn’t even occur to me to ask parents if I could drink while looking after their children. ‘Help yourself to anything in the… Read the full story
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You love sushi – who doesn’t?
It’s probably the one thing standing in between you and vegetarianism.
You see, those cucumber sushi roles are nothing compared to a salmon nigiri or eel uramaki. If only there was a way of being able to eat something that tastes like deliciously fresh, succulent sushimi slices but without killing fish and devasting the ocean.
Meet Ocean Hugger Foods.
They’re a company with one mission and one mission only – to ‘create delicious, sustainable plant-based alternatives to popular seafood proteins, that delight even the most discerning of palates’.
This week a Public Health England advisor declared that actually we shouldn’t offer elderly people our seat on public transport – because we should be encouraging older people to stand.
‘Think twice before giving up your seat on the bus or train to an older person,’ said Oxford professor Sir Muir Gray. ‘Standing up is great exercise for them.’
No offence to Sir Muir Gray, who I’m sure is great at his job and has only the best intentions, but this advice is total bullsh*t.
This approach – one that decides that people don’t need seats because they should be exercising – is the kind of body-shaming, controlling behaviour that’s making the world so much tougher for anyone struggling with illness, exhaustion, or looking a way that makes people assume they’re unhealthy.
You can not tell how much exercise someone gets by looking at them.
You can not make assumptions of their health.
You can not decide whether or not they need to… Read the full story
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Remember when Quality Street killed off the Toffee Deluxe and broke our hearts into a thousand pieces?
Well, we have some great news. The Toffee Deluxe is coming back to Nestle’s Quality Street after a 12 month absence.
The sticky toffee wrapped in milk chocolate will be returning to Quality Street tubs and tins this Christmas after having been replaced last summer with the Honeycomb Crunch.
While the Toffee Deluxe didn’t completely vanish – it was still a prominent part of the ‘Toffees and Fudge’ range, festive chocolate-lovers were outraged when they discovered it’d no longer be a part of the wider variety tins and tubs. The then Toffee Deluxe-free selection sparked a huge… Read the full story
The Quality Street Toffee Deluxe is back for Christmashattiegladwellmetro
Emmeline May, the same woman who brought us the amazing tea and consent video that trended a few years back, has taken to Twitter to explain something about abuse which we all need to be aware of.
We all understand that grooming takes place, but many of us misunderstand the scale to which it happens.
It’s easy to hear the word grooming and assume that you’re talking about older men talking to children online.
But there is, in fact, much more to the issue of grooming. Not only does grooming happen among adults, but also, sexual predators don’t just groom their victim. They groom their friends, their family, even their… Read the full story