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Junkyard golf is a hole in one

By Adam Hopkin

Sometimes the bigger questions in life should not be pondered by the noble philosophers and thinkers of the world but by those who ask, “how can crazy golf be made any more crazy?”

For those forward thinking enough to want an answer to that question, you can safely remover your clever caps now.

Junk yard Golf is the pop up phenomenon in Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse taking the skill and calibre of the elite sport and plunging it into into a world of cocktail induced missed swings, rave music and enough successful Ebay biddings to build a fort and slide (literally).

Dreamt up by B.EAT STREET, the two course and 18 holes are put together with all manors of weird and wonderful objects found in charity shops and Ebay, in what seems like a Frat parties take on art attack. After a short three week run in late 2015 proved to be incredibly popular the course has made its return with the newer second course Gertrude joining the original course Fred.

The second course doesn’t just bring another 9 holes to the party. Its raises the bar with a UV, neon techno-rave room with special appearance from Darth Vader himself, because who else would DJ this scene. 

For me it checked all of the boxes, slides , climbing frames sharks and even a star wars themed hole ingeniously named “Jabba the putt”. As clever as the pun may be, sinking the ball past that smug bastard after using his face to stop your mini golfing progress was almost as satisfying as it was rage inducing.

Of course after a few drinks professionally putting your way around both of the courses is going to take a couple of hours, and with cocktails being available throughout your mini golf career, the junk yard may hold potential for an amazing pre drinks opportunity. Alcohol will do nothing to help those thinking that the junk yard is a quick and easy course either, the first 9 holes tormented me all the way into triple figures, although how far I will never share. 

Featured image sourced from @aalvilss twitter page.

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Syrian basketball team in Germany to play for charity event

By Merche Diaz

Enjoy our intro of Souriana basketball team, their special guest pro player Michael Madanly (top Syrian national player) against ‘All Stars Dusseldorf’ team, as a charity event to support their cause, which is represent Syria (and Syrian refugees) and to deliver the real, positive spirit of their people by doing what they are best at: basketball.

The game will take place on the Saturday 30th at 20:00 in Dusseldorf city.

Photos and video made by Merche Diaz including featured image.

5 Things We Learned During The International Break

By Sam Bulcock

Following on from England’s two international friendlies this week, here’s 5 things we took away from both matches. Let us know if you agree with our thoughts!

 

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Featured image by johnthescone under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic the title is UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers – England v Estonia.jpg and can be found here.

 

Low-cost Easter crafts for kids (and children)

By Merche Diaz

Christmas does not feel too long ago when suddenly Easter bunnies start hooping and showing up. The fact is, that you don’t necessarily need to spend money on overpriced chocolate and sweets during Easter.

To keep the younger ones happy and busy at home, or even for yourself if you are away from home or you’d like to decorate your place to keep it themed and cozy.

Encouraging children to create their own crafts and being part of that process, making mistakes and getting final results, not only increases their self-confidence but also develops their imagination and a sense of self-sufficiency.

Before starting off the official Easter egg treasure hunt, here are a few ideas on how to prepare and get ready.

DIY chocolate & Easter eggs:

Homemade chocolate (instead of buying, save up and make it)

How to prepare Easter eggs

Easter egg piñatas

How to make Spanish tortilla (with left over eggs)

DIY wearable crafts:

Bunny ears

Bunny tail

Bunny mask

Bunny ears crown

Easter hat

DIY decorations:

Easter basket

3D paper eggs

Bunny finger puppets

Easter egg nature collages

Hanging cones for the Easter hunt

With these slick ideas, you can help your kids keep the spirit of festivity on in the house while avoiding spending your precious pennies on unnecessary stuff and keep saving for summer holidays or similar. You are welcome.

Ideas courtesy of ‘Kidspot‘ and Spanish Cooking Youtube channel website and all its originals ideas.

Featured image by Marusya21111999 under CCO Public Domain the title is ‘kids’ and can be found here.