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14 Reasons to Smile on Merseyside this week

With Pay Day, February and brighter days just about in sight, we’ve got even more reasons to crack smile lined up for you.

January really does feel like it’s 3 months long and those doing dry January, not even a few bevs can make it go any quicker, that said, pay day is just about within our reach and there’s actually some great stuff going on this week. Grab your headphones, organise that date and prep your belly for a feast as we line up 14 reasons to smile on Merseyside this week….

1 – National Pie Day

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 is National Pie Day and we don’t need any more excuse to head to Pi on Rose Lane for a pie and a pint. There’s also gluten free pies and Gin on offer too. See you there.

2 – New Beats to Download

Grab your headphones and get on the latest releases from Justin Timberlake (Supplies), Chainsmokers (Sick Boy), Rudimental Ft Jess Glynn and Macklemore (These Days), The Wombats (Cheetah Tongue) all available from Apple Music and Spotify.

3 – Downsizing at the Odeon, Liverpool ONE

The newest Hollywood blockbuster, Downsizing opens at cinemas this week and features Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wig in a sci-fi, comedy drama that involves shrinking to start a new life. Get your tickets for the Odeon at Liverpool ONE here.

4 – Wedding Bells on Hollyoaks

Pic Credit: Hollyoaks Facebook

Oh Mandy, will you ever learn girl? She’s not got the best form but Mandy and Luke are set to tie the knot in Hollyoaks this week, what could possibly go wrong? Catch up and set your reminders here.

5 – Mission Impossible 6?

Hollywood star and everyone’s second favourite secret agent (we’re Bond faithful here) Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hawke, will be on Graham Norton’s sofa again this Friday to talk about the forthcoming Mission Impossible 6. What do you think the global threat will be this time?

6 – A Familiar Face returns to Albert Square

Pic Credit: Eastenders Facebook

Oh here comes trouble! The most disturbing thing about Mel Owen returning to EastEnders is the fact that she is rumoured to rekindle her romance with Ian Beale! Unless it’s all part of a plan of course?

7 – Get your Take That fix

We can’t wait to see Take That’s ‘The Band’ as it begins an 11 date run at the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday night. Come back to the early 90’s and follow the story of 5 fit young lads from Manchester with a dream of chart stardom. Tickets and info here.

8 – Burns Night Whisky Tasting

If you’re Scottish or have enough the most distant link to Scottish heritage, celebrate Burns night on Thursday at The Fly in the Loaf with a special tasting session. Failing that, nip to Delifonseca to grab all the bits you need for a traditional Scottish dinner and toast the great man himself. Neeps and tatties anyone?

9 – Who’s Hungry?

Gusto, Albert Dock

There’s still loads of January dining deals on offer if you’re feeling peckish this week. Why not treat your other half to a meal at Gusto with 50% off the food bill? Click here for a full run down of offers.

10 – Three Piggies Quiz Night

Get your mates together and take on the mighty Three Piggies Quiz down on Allerton Road. If you need an added incentive, they have brand new desserts on the menu too! Click here for more info.

11 – Netflix Binge

There’s literally no better time to get into your jarmies after work and binge watch a Netflix series. If you’re yet to discover Suits, Power or Sons of Anarchy, prepare to be hooked. Failing that re-watch the whole of FRIENDS instead.

12 – Long Time No Speak

Whether you’re still hibernating through the winter or the life and soul of the party, why not make 2018 the year you get better at friendship. Let’s face it, we rarely put our phones down, so take this reminder and text your old school mate, work mate, friends abroad. Have a gab on the phone or get them up on the dancefloor with you, you won’t regret it.

13 – We All Scream for Ice Cream

Celebrate the fact February is in reach with an after-school treat at Icestone Gelato, Queen Square. The old-school jam roly poly and custard will no doubt bring back memories and the kids have more then 40 different flavours of gelato to choose from too! Menus and opening hours here.

14 – All Day Breakfast….Pizza

If you’re craving a slice this week, Crazy Pedro’s, Parr Street has a creation that is sure to put a big fat smile on your face. The Re-tox pizza is fully loaded with all your full English brekkie items. You’ve got sausage, black pudding, bacon, hash browns, beans and of course, your own choice of red or brown sauce. Instagram pics are essential! See the full menu here.

What’s making you smile on Merseyside this week? Found a £5 in your pocket? Clocked up our 10,000 steps by lunchtime or finally found a red lippy you love? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share the love.

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