The Handbook
The Handbook

Make the most of the weekend and indulge in a few of your favourite activities, all served with an indoor twist. From the newest DIY restaurant kit on the market to the liveliest virtual bingo night around, here’s how to spend the weekend…

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Elevate Friday night with a sing-a-long karaoke session 

If you’re missing your wild Friday night extravaganzas, create your own at home with a little help from Lucky Voice. We’ve teamed up with the karaoke specialists to offer our readers 31 days of free singing using their online karaoke hub. All you need to do is use the code HANDBOOKSING and you’ll have access to over 9,000 karaoke songs to choose from, perfect for the party animals among the household.

Jump and jive into this virtual bingo night

Get your bingo dabber at the ready and join Shyanne O’Shea for a very special lockdown edition of Underground Bingo’s crazy bingo nights. Elevate your Friday night activities the right way with two rounds of pun-ridden bingo, live cabaret performances and a whole host of fun, all from the comfort of your living room. If you’re lucky enough to call bingo, you’ll be in with a chance to win a range of prizes, including tickets to their live Drag Queen Bingo or a £100 bar tab. 

Tickets are just £12 and they’ve partnered with Hospitality Action with £1 from every ticket going towards this much-needed charity which is helping those most affected by the pandemic in the hospitality industry.

Running Friday 13th, Friday 20th and Friday 27th November 

Book your tickets here

The site in 1869
The site in 2020

Get your culture fix virtually with The Brunel Museum’s virtual tour 

If you’re missing out on your Sunday strolls around London’s finest galleries and museums, let The Brunel Museum’s new virtual tours guide you round its historic sites virtually. From the comfort of your sofa, you can explore a virtual model of the famed museum at different points in time and uncover its history and secrets. 

For those of you who have a VR headset or a smartphone and Google cardboard, you can see these scenes and look around in VR. It’s a super fun way to learn about the historic building, in a refreshing new way.

Celebrate Diwali Festival with a cocktail from Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin 

Mixologist Georgi Pertov (@justshakeorstir) has created a delicious cocktail to be enjoyed this weekend in celebration of Diwali on Saturday, 14th November. To mix up your own Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin ‘Indian Light’ cocktail, follow the simple steps below. 

Ingredients:

35ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin 

25ml Jasmine Verte Liqueur

15ml Saveur Rose Syrup

30ml Himalayan and Hibiscus tea

2 dashes Dr Adam Teapot Bitters

Pink Prosecco or Rosé Sparkling Wine

Garnish – edible rose petals.

Method:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker with the first five ingredients, adding everything bar the Prosecco and garnish. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top up with the pink Prosecco or rosé sparkling wine, garnish with edible rose petals and enjoy.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin RRP: £34.95 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 43% Available from: AmazonThe Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Or, get into the winter spirit with these warming cocktails

Order in your favourite Champagnes from Searcys

Add some sparkle to your weekend and sample some of the finest Champagnes on offer at Searcys new online Champagne store. 

From Searcys Selected Rosé Cuvée to specially crafted mixed cases, try out some of Searcys’ favourites before ordering in some for the big festive season.

Select your favourites at: searcys.giftpro.co.uk

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Binge Netflix’s latest cheesy rom-com, DASH & LILY 

Netflix is really throwing out new festive favourites and after the year we’ve all had, we’re all for it. This week it’s the arrival of DASH & LILY. 

Based on the David Levithan and Rachel Cohn novel, the series follows cynical Dash and hopeful Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. It’s bursting with all of the lighthearted laughs, heartbreaks and romances you’d expect for a classic Netflix show. 

Book ahead for Sudi’s Quiz: The Coffee Edition 

Know your V60 from your Aeropress? Know what the term ‘the puck’ means when making an espresso? Or, who sang about coffee and cigarettes? Put your coffee prowess to the test with Sudi’s special coffee edition quiz. 

Running Thursday 19th, book in your tickets now and be in with the chance of winning a socially distanced espresso martini drinks party for six. Participants will receive a one litre carton of Solo Coffee and a miniature of Mr Blacks Spirits to shake up their own espresso martini to be enjoyed during the coffee themed quiz. 

Get out and explore Kew Gardens

Fall in love with the autumnal colours and soak up the crisp fresh air at Kew Gardens this weekend. Right now, while their buildings are closed, the gardens remain open so you can enjoy your daily exercise dosage somewhere a little different this weekend.

Cosy up with a Christmas read

Let the spirit of Christmas come to life through these twelve yuletide inspired narratives. From national treasures to contemporary winter romances, dive into these tomes and eek out every ounce of the festive season.


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