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Blue Monday? Not in Liverpool. Here’s 9 reasons to smile

There’s no time to wallow on Blue Monday with all this to look forward to!

Today (Monday 15th January 2018) is dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ the most depressing day of the year. Alright so we’re all a bit skint, the weather is crap and Dry January is battering our social life, but it doesn’t take much to look on the bright side. With the glass half full (preferably of gin) we’ve lined up 9 reasons that will make even the glummest of scousers crack a smile.

Ken Dodd himself said: “Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face. Anywhere else and you’re in dead trouble’. 

Here’s 9 reasons to be cheerful on Blue Monday…

1 – Liverpool 2018 looks incredible

Last week we released the plans for a whole year’s worth of events as Liverpool 2018 gets into full swing. From Chinese New Year to celebs at St Johns, an even bigger Tall Ships regatta and of course, festivals, festivals, festivals. Plan something to look forward to with all the details here.

2 – January Payday is just around the corner

Late Night Shopping

If you get paid on the last Friday of the month, the long awaited January payday is less than two week away. If like us you’re down to beans on toast and Koka Noodles, fear not, the Friday big shop, retail therapy and chance to dine out again is just around the corner. How many of these newest eateries and bars have you tried?

3 – New Bars to check out

Restaurants Liverpool

We love nothing more than watching a brand new concept come to life in Liverpool and we can’t wait to see The Florist take over the former Old Blind School on Hardman Street. Fancy tucking into deli, rotisserie and grill-inspired menus, washed down with signature cocktails? Click here to start getting excited for the launch. 

4 – West End Magic on our doorstep

Liverpool is welcoming some seriously huge productions in the coming months and if the thought of watching Wicked, Whitney or Legally Blonde, live at the Liverpool Empire isn’t enough to cheer you up, well maybe you need to work on your jazz hands. Check out what’s on here.

5 – Late night pizza 7 days a week

If one thing makes you smile today, make it the fact that you can devour slices of Big Mac, Fried Chicken Waffle and the Re-Tox pizza for less throughout January at Crazy Pedro’s. £2 a slice or £10 per pizza during happy hour. Get in our belly! Menus and more here.

6 – Pancakes, Love Heart and Fire crackers all in one week

Tell you what, we’re all going to be mad busy in February. In just one week the city will celebrate Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb and the official start of Chinese New Year, 16th Feb. It’s the year of the dog so give you pooch a Blue Monday cuddle and get the sugar and lemon ready. More on Chinese New Year here.

7 – Tiny Rick’s will rock your brekkie

Two of our favourite things come together in April and we’re 100% going to be making breakfast the most important meal of the day. Tiny Rick’s, the UK’s first cereal and board game café is set to open at Grand Central in April and we can’t wait to feast on Lucky Charms and kick ass at Guess Who! Click here to find out more.

8 – Summer Days are within sight

Blue Monday will be but a distant memory come the summer when we welcome days on the waterfront toasting tall ships with fin French wine, bopping round to a brilliant line up at LIMF and Reminisce, taste-testing all the best indie produce at Liverpool Food & Drink festival, discovering home-grown talent at Smithdown Road Festival and exploring the city streets on Light Night. Click here to watch the 2017 festival highlights.

9 – If all else fails…..

If you’re really struggling to see the funny side this Blue Monday we reckon this little cat might just put a smirk on your face. Toilet humour is probably the lowest of the low, but add a cute cat into the mix and you can’t help but giggle. Come on now, we all do it! Video Credit: Cameron Browne.

What’s putting a smile on your face this Blue Monday? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your suggestions for having a giggle and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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