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How To Take Afternoon Tea Like The British

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What could be more British than Afternoon Tea? A bulldog lapping up a balti resting on a Paul Nicholas album? Nope, Afternoon Tea takes the biscuit. Apparently we should blame the 7th Duchess of Bedford for adding this extra layer of snobbery to our already tradition-laden customs as she had a sinking feeling by late afternoon and simply could not wait until dinner. So, as a Ginsters and a Mars bar was not really an option in those days, she ordered tea, bread and butter plus cakes and the rest, as they say, is history. What is afternoon tea? Because we have to confuse even the simplest procedures, the British actually invented two kinds of afternoon tea: Low Tea and High Tea. Our dear American friends still get gloriously baffled in that delightful way of theirs by the whole ‘scone and beverage’ business and they seem to think that High Tea implies a high class, expensive meal enjoyed by well-heeled members of the aristocracy. Well, as the Yankee Doodles say, ‘Lemme tell ya how it all be, pilgrim’. High Tea actually refers to an afternoon tea served on a dining table and Low Tea tends to rest on a low…

It’s a Right Royal Whip Round!

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One is a little embarrassed to find that the Royal finances are not exactly in a rosy state and the nation’s most famous pensioner is more than a little short of cash. With her palace falling into disrepair and standards of living to uphold, it appears that the Queen may well have to resort to some desperate or unusual measures to perk up those royal coffers. But Liz and co have nothing to worry about! We’ve devised a number of perfectly practical manoeuvres  to raise some more of those bits of paper and metal with your picture on them. Regality Television Wouldn’t we all like to know what really goes in behind those big, opulent gates? Well what about a TV company stumping up some serious cash to persuade the Royal family to star in their own reality TV show: The Big Buck House? Obviously we can all probably guess the outcome, with Andrew getting kicked off swiftly with the least amount of votes and Prince Philip reigning supreme with his singular brand of acerbic wit and fantastic non-PC one-liners. Or even a royal version of Benefits Street, showing the royal household trying to make ends meet with the paltry amounts we give to them each year? We can…

Oh Vernon Kay, You Nautical Devil

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It was like a fabulous dream finally realised. For years now, just to pass the time, we have thought deeply about Vernon Kay in sailor gear, skippering a small vessel, while we stand nearby holding his rollocks (oh come on, it’s a boating term, look it up). At church, during pilates, even while undergoing works-related away days involving trust exercises, we’ve wished and hoped that one day VK (as we call him) would don a stripy top, jaunty hat and a delighted expression. So we are doubly thrilled that not only did we finally see our fantasies come true, but we were somewhat responsible. Let me set the scene… It was a Sunday evening, around 8.14pm. We were thoroughly enjoying a particularly tense session of All Star Family Fortunes featuring the McFadden’s (Westlife) versus the Parish’s (EastEnders). Don Parish had just provided an answer, an exciting sound was heard and then before us, like Nelson meshed with Adonis, there was Vern aboard a vessel with a comical playmate in tow and an unconvincing seagull not far away. You see, Don Parish had just won a bonus prize, which was supplied by us! A sailing day, just off Southampton. Here is…

Wish.co.uk on All Star Family Fortunes!

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There have been some great noises in British game show history. There was ‘vverrrrriiinnngggg’ buzzer sound on Catchphrase with Roy Walker, the ‘Mer-neep neep neep’ at the end of the round on Mastermind and the ‘bellowing ‘Merrrr-herrrrr’ noise that Bully made on Bullseye whenever he got excited. But surely the most iconic game show sound in history is the Family Fortunes ‘EH-ERRR’! It has now entered our lexicon as an indicator of the incorrect. Well, we at Wish.co.uk are proud to edge ever so slightly closer to that noise and also to the wondrous form of Vernon Kay by providing a few exciting prizes for the contestants on the next series of All Star Family Fortunes. So if you happen to be watching, keep an eye out for our Half Day Sailing and our Slicks and Spokes Raceday at Goodwood. And you can fully expect the studio audience to release a large ‘oooohhhhh’ at the very mention of their names. And do you you remember when we did a similar thing for the excellent Tipping Point? If not, you can remind yourself HERE, but we are also giving them some prizes for the next series too. Clay Pigeon Shooting and…

Our Zombies in ITV’s Whitechapel…?

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We know what you are thinking. “Big deal, your zombies were hanging out in a slightly fashionable part of East London, possibly visiting the renowned Whitechapel Gallery or picking up some niche cheese at Spitalfields Market”. No, you big lemon, not IN Whitechapel but ON Whitechapel – the hit ITV crime drama starring Chalky from Quadrophenia and Herr Lipp! In the series, people tend to get flayed and our erstwhile detectives have to find out who has done the flaying. And just when they think they’ve nabbed the flayer, somebody else gets flayed. So where do our zombies encroach? We’d better not say for fear of people shouting SPOILER ALERT at us in that way that people do these days. But you can see them, including our hero and confidante Rob Hall, on Wednesday 2nd October on ITV at 9pm – or after that via ITVplayer HERE. If all these zombie shenanigans have got you hot and bothered, take a peek at our plethora of zombie bashing adventures RIGHT HERE

Wish.co.uk on ITV’s Tipping Point

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Obviously you are all glued to ITV’s latest game show extravaganza Tipping Point, featuring Ben Shephard and a trio of celebrities trying to outwit a devious machine for charity. But did you know Wish.co.uk, your favourite experience merchant, was involved? Due to our near-frightening devotion to all things Shephard and our love of puzzles, we were delighted to contribute items such as our Theatre Dinner for Two and some exquisite Clay Pigeon Shooting as prizes for the show. You can catch the wondrous Ben and witness his delightful Tipping Point, Sundays on ITV 1 or watch it on catch up HERE. Here’s how it looked as our name actually appeared on national television. We were so proud…  And here’s the man who won it. Look how happy he is! His name is Vic!

Leonardo DiCaprio Flyboards in Ibiza…

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  After all the trouble he had with that Titanic malarky, you’d think Leonardo DiCaprio wouldn’t be heading back into the water any time soon. But a mere 16 years after drawing that lady like one of his French girls, he’s braved the briny deep again, when he partook in a spot of Flyboarding on a water jetpack in Ibiza. Accompanied, according to the report,s by someone SHIRTLESS and someone else BIKINI-CLAD, Leo appeared to love jetting high above the waves powered by a high-density aquatic spurt and nerves of steel. But, I hear you all cry, why are you tormenting us so? It has been well reported in a number of tabloid newspapers and high-level blog posts that the Wish.co.uk Flyboarding Experience sold out long ago, which is why we presume Mr. DiCaprio had to travel all the way to Ibiza to get some on. Be tormented no more, as it just so happens our Flyboarding bonanza is back AND in full effect. Now you, just like old Mr Film Star Man over there, can strap on a pair of magical Jet Boots and scoot high over the waters in an adventure described as both ‘thrilling’ and ‘damp’. And…

Win VIP Zombie Boot Camp Tickets With @SimonPegg’s #TwitterMillion

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We’ve just heard about Mr Simon Pegg’s fundraising plans for Red Nose Day 2013, and the stonking #TwitterMillion. In case – like us – you’ve been living under a rock, the #TwitterMillion is a celeb drive to raise £1m for Red Nose Day. The Wish.co.uk team are offering two – count ’em – once-in-a-lifetime exclusive… VIP Tickets Zombie Boot Camp …plus more exclusive Warm Bodies/zombie prizes. What Can You Win? #1. Biggest Donation: VIP Zombie Boot Camp Tickets You’ll earn this exclusive VIP package, not available ANYWHERE else for making the biggest single donation. It’s worth around £600 by our maths. It’ll include… 2x tickets for Zombie Boot Camp 2x hotel rooms for one night nearby 2x train tickets from anywhere in the UK We’ll get the whole trip booked in and organised for you. #2. Second Biggest Donor: Zombie Boot Camp + Warm Bodies Goodies You’ll get your mitts on a load of goodies for zombie romanace Warm Bodies. Included is… 1x (regular) ticket for Zombie Boot Camp Warm Bodies novel Warm Bodies hoodie Warm Bodies hand warmer Take a look at the Warm Bodies movie launch when we helped out back in January. You can pre-order Warm Bodies…

Zombie Battle London on TOWIE Tonight…

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Wowie Zowie, it’s that TV show about Essex! To celebrate the amazing appearance of the brave The Only Way is Essex boys and girls at our Zombie Battle London experience, we’ve all gone a bit TOWIE crazy at Wish HQ. We’re slightly more tanned, there are many more vowels crammed into very word we utter and we’ve had practically every body part jazzled. All you need to do is head over and checkout our Zombie Battle London experience (or our other zombie experiences around the UK). See you at 10pm on ITV2!

Zombie Auditions: The Movie!

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It was spooky, kooky and altogether AWESOME! On 28 June, we held zombie auditions at Pineapple Studios in London’s glittering West End. We put out the call and you released a groan. In your hundreds, thanks to a little help from some bloke on Twitter called Stephen Fry who happened to mention it… Want to work as a zombie? Audition this Thursday at Pineapple Studios: bit.ly/KxdoWR — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2012 Add in the sterling work of our pals at Monster.com, and we had a unhealthy amount of the undead vying to become the latest additions to our Zombie Manor House experience. Zombie Auditions: The Movie Here’s what happened on the day… (The video’s also available on YouTube, if that’s your thing) Prospective ghouls, caked in what only can be described as gory stuff, came from as far as Hull in an attempt to catch the judges’ eye with their diseased goings-on. And we were stunned by the attention to detail and unattractive smotherings that these dedicated fans of the non-living came up with. We were completely overwhelmed by the excellence and enthusiasm of everyone that took part, especially when 50 or so of the stinking, rotting beasts…