Treat your dad to a day out or a thoughtful gift, thanks to JLife’s fail-proof Father’s Day guide (18th June).
Twenty years have gone by since Ewan McGregor’s era-defining and career-making ‘Choose Life’ speech at the end of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and it still carries resonance today. The team behind the first film make a triumphant return with T2: Trainspotting, once again now following the middle-aged exploits of four wayward men from Edinburgh.
Released on DVD/ Blu-ray on 5th June.
Authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris present another edition in the smash-hit Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series, this time, How it Works: The Dad.
Dads are very useful. They know how to swim, ride a bike and drive a car – all of which they teach us to do. They tell us how hard life was in their day, remind us to turn off lights and can often be found shouting at the television on match days.
In this laugh-out-loud guide, you and your father can be reminded of everything a dad can be, complete with original but reinterpreted illustrations from the Ladybird Guides for children.
Perfect for a trip down to the bottom of the garden or a tinker in the shed, this plant pot mug from the Imperial War Museums’ shop, one of which is at IWM North in Salford, ideal for wrapping warm green fingers around.
Do with Dad
Rail Ale Trail
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping fine drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend the Father’s Day weekend? Then the ‘Cheers to Dad’ ale trail organised by East Lancashire Railway could be just the ticket.
Take dad on a steam and stout powered adventure through the Irwell Valley, finishing with a pub lunch and a souvenir bottle of ale at the end of your trip too!
£34.50. Booking essential.
17th or 18th June
OpusOne, at the five-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel, is one of Manchester’s liveliest and most popular restaurants, and its very own ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’ is just one of the ways the venue serves modern British food that blends the best of local produce.
The afternoon tea includes: tea of your choice, fish and chips with tartar sauce, mini steak and ale pie, duo of cheese canapes and freshly homemade scones served with clotted cream and preserves. With the option of adding a pint of beer to the mix, it’s a sumptuous banquet with a twist.