Friday, 11 February 2011

Typhoo, Corrie and the Lowry Hotel

Yesterday afternoon was the day we'd had pencilled onto our calendars ever since I was lucky enough to win a runners up prize in the Typhoo OO-Along competition.  The prize was for afternoon tea at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester with two members of the Corrie cast!  You can see my winning entry's of me OO-ing along to the Corrie theme tune in my best Hilda Ogden garb!!

I have to be honest that I am not the biggest soap addict, but the faces of the stars of soapland are as familiar to me as my own friends and neighbours.  My  Mum, who is the biggest soap fan ever, was also lucky enough to win a spot at the luncheon so with QWERTY Mum and my daughter Not Met Meg as our guests, we headed off to enjoy our day out!

The Lowry is a contemporary five star hotel in Salford on the banks of the River Irwell, a wonderful location for a posh afternoon tea.  We were directed to the Private Dining Room to find a beautifully laid table tempting us with the promise of what was to come.  We were greeted by Typhoo's PR and marketing team who made us feel very welcome.


Cups of Typhoo Tea were available in abundance...golden, fragrant and the perfect cuppa!  We were quickly joined by the two cast members.  The lovely Shobna Gulati who plays Sunita and the glamorous Katy Cavanagh who plays Julie.  They mingled and chatted with the prize winners and it was wonderful to see my Mum enjoying the experience.  A quick Q&A session saw my dear old Mum digging for future plot twists and spoilers!

Shobna was really down to earth and we chatted about her taking part in Celebrity Masterchef as well as her life as a celebrity and Corrie cast favourite.  She gave my starstruck mum a big hug which made her day :)

The dainty, crustless sandwiches and delicate cakes were delicious.  The Chocolate Brownies were heavenly, served with another cup of Typhoo of course.

Brownies and Typhoo
Katy and Shobna

We had a wonderful afternoon and we left laden down with goodies!  The lovely people at Typhoo gave us some extras to giveaway to our readers. So me and QWERTY Mum are co-hosting a giveaway with some  fantastic Typhoo and Coronation Street goodies up for grabs.  Watch this space!

Goodies galore after a wonderful afternoon.

Check out Typhoo on Facebook for more news, fun and pics of the Corrie stars!!


  1. Looks like you had a great afternoon - bless your Mum xx

  2. Looks like a brill day! I love Corrie, had it ingrained in me since birth. And all washed down with a cuppa, fab! x

  3. I just loved reading your blog - the memories of yesterday came rushing back and what a wonderful time we had. The delicious tea and the casual chat with the two stars from Corrie was an absolute delight.

  4. Looks like you had a great afternoon - bless your Mum xx



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