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Eventful Times!

It’s good to know we finally made it it through possibly the two worst months of the year.

Spring is on its way and summer time starts at the end of this month on Easter Sunday.

If you are already thinking about somewhere to go on your holidays – well you might think twice if your plans include a railway journey through India.

We’ve all heard about runaway trains, but this happened for real just last week after a driver and his assistant left a train for a tea break and crewe change, but failed to apply the handbrake.

Oops!

It seems that the 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was left on a sloping track and suddenly took off without warning, reaching speeds of around 60mph as it hurtled through around 5 stations for a distance of over 40 miles.

Railway crossings in its path had to be shut and the train was only halted in its tracks after a railway official managed to slow it by diverting it onto an uphill gradient and placing wooden wedges on the line.

Four people have been suspended following an enquiry into the incident.

But it could have been worse as back in April 2018 a driverless train loaded with 1000 passengers took off speeding through stations whilst onlookers and passengers screamed helplessly.

That train was eventually brought to a stop after railway workers again placed wooden wedges on the line.

Perhaps if this is a regular issue they keep a load of the wedges close to the tracks! 

No one was injured but the train arrived at its destination 2 hours behind schedule.

But here at home things are not always how you might like them to be.

Parents looking for a special treat to entertain their kids, were attracted by the offering promised by The Whimsical Willy’s Chocolate Experience.

Priced at £35 per head it was a bit pricey, but if it’s promises to turn your chocolate dreams into reality whilst you embarked on a journey filled with wondrous creations and enchanting surprises at every turn were fulfilled, it was probably worth the money.

The promotional advertising promised that visitors would be invited to become immersed in visually stunning and intricately designed settings from the iconic “Chocolate Room” to the whimsical “Inventing Room”, with each space promising a visual feast.

Visitors were told they’d be able to engage with the Wonka World like never before, by entering  the exhilarating “Tunnel of Fear” and the “Inventing Room” to witness magical concoctions come to life.

Live performances featuring the lovable Oompa Loompas, were also promised with surprises waiting around every corner, to create an interactive spectacle guaranteed to captivate all ages.

Each ticket, it was said would unlock access to a day filled with surprises, interactive installations, and furthermore visitors would be able to indulge their sweet teeth with an array of delectable treats scattered throughout the experience.

From chocolate fountains to larger-than-life candies, every step would promise a new flavour to savour.

Sounds great doesn’t it? 

Unfortunately it turned out to be a massive achievement of hype over reality.

The whole event staged in Glasgow, was actually held in a bleak empty warehouse containing just a few props chucked in for good measure plus a half inflated bouncy castle that could accommodate about 12 small children at best, and each child was doled out half a cup of lemonade and a couple of jelly beans!

Oh and by the way there was no chocolate to be seen anywhere.

The “Twilight Tunnel” actually consisted of a bunch of flags pinned to a wall with some mirrors, from behind which one woman, dubbed “the Unknown” sporting a wig, wearing a silver mask and a black cloak leaped out to terrify confused children. 

The entire experience took 45 minutes to go round, which if you’d driven a couple of hours to get there, might feel a tad underwhelming.

Event organiser, House of Illuminati, admitted that the event had fallen short of expectations, and promised full refunds. 

So I should hope.

Well I hope you’ve not been disappointed by today’s show, so look forward to your company again tomorrow,
Scott

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Eventful Times!

It’s good to know we finally made it it through possibly the two worst months of the year.

Spring is on its way and summer time starts at the end of this month on Easter Sunday.

If you are already thinking about somewhere to go on your holidays – well you might think twice if your plans include a railway journey through India.

We’ve all heard about runaway trains, but this happened for real just last week after a driver and his assistant left a train for a tea break and crewe change, but failed to apply the handbrake.

Oops!

It seems that the 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was left on a sloping track and suddenly took off without warning, reaching speeds of around 60mph as it hurtled through around 5 stations for a distance of over 40 miles.

Railway crossings in its path had to be shut and the train was only halted in its tracks after a railway official managed to slow it by diverting it onto an uphill gradient and placing wooden wedges on the line.

Four people have been suspended following an enquiry into the incident.

But it could have been worse as back in April 2018 a driverless train loaded with 1000 passengers took off speeding through stations whilst onlookers and passengers screamed helplessly.

That train was eventually brought to a stop after railway workers again placed wooden wedges on the line.

Perhaps if this is a regular issue they keep a load of the wedges close to the tracks! 

No one was injured but the train arrived at its destination 2 hours behind schedule.

But here at home things are not always how you might like them to be.

Parents looking for a special treat to entertain their kids, were attracted by the offering promised by The Whimsical Willy’s Chocolate Experience.

Priced at £35 per head it was a bit pricey, but if it’s promises to turn your chocolate dreams into reality whilst you embarked on a journey filled with wondrous creations and enchanting surprises at every turn were fulfilled, it was probably worth the money.

The promotional advertising promised that visitors would be invited to become immersed in visually stunning and intricately designed settings from the iconic “Chocolate Room” to the whimsical “Inventing Room”, with each space promising a visual feast.

Visitors were told they’d be able to engage with the Wonka World like never before, by entering  the exhilarating “Tunnel of Fear” and the “Inventing Room” to witness magical concoctions come to life.

Live performances featuring the lovable Oompa Loompas, were also promised with surprises waiting around every corner, to create an interactive spectacle guaranteed to captivate all ages.

Each ticket, it was said would unlock access to a day filled with surprises, interactive installations, and furthermore visitors would be able to indulge their sweet teeth with an array of delectable treats scattered throughout the experience.

From chocolate fountains to larger-than-life candies, every step would promise a new flavour to savour.

Sounds great doesn’t it? 

Unfortunately it turned out to be a massive achievement of hype over reality.

The whole event staged in Glasgow, was actually held in a bleak empty warehouse containing just a few props chucked in for good measure plus a half inflated bouncy castle that could accommodate about 12 small children at best, and each child was doled out half a cup of lemonade and a couple of jelly beans!

Oh and by the way there was no chocolate to be seen anywhere.

The “Twilight Tunnel” actually consisted of a bunch of flags pinned to a wall with some mirrors, from behind which one woman, dubbed “the Unknown” sporting a wig, wearing a silver mask and a black cloak leaped out to terrify confused children. 

The entire experience took 45 minutes to go round, which if you’d driven a couple of hours to get there, might feel a tad underwhelming.

Event organiser, House of Illuminati, admitted that the event had fallen short of expectations, and promised full refunds. 

So I should hope.

Well I hope you’ve not been disappointed by today’s show, so look forward to your company again tomorrow,
Scott

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Eventful Times!

It’s good to know we finally made it it through possibly the two worst months of the year.

Spring is on its way and summer time starts at the end of this month on Easter Sunday.

If you are already thinking about somewhere to go on your holidays – well you might think twice if your plans include a railway journey through India.

We’ve all heard about runaway trains, but this happened for real just last week after a driver and his assistant left a train for a tea break and crewe change, but failed to apply the handbrake.

Oops!

It seems that the 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was left on a sloping track and suddenly took off without warning, reaching speeds of around 60mph as it hurtled through around 5 stations for a distance of over 40 miles.

Railway crossings in its path had to be shut and the train was only halted in its tracks after a railway official managed to slow it by diverting it onto an uphill gradient and placing wooden wedges on the line.

Four people have been suspended following an enquiry into the incident.

But it could have been worse as back in April 2018 a driverless train loaded with 1000 passengers took off speeding through stations whilst onlookers and passengers screamed helplessly.

That train was eventually brought to a stop after railway workers again placed wooden wedges on the line.

Perhaps if this is a regular issue they keep a load of the wedges close to the tracks! 

No one was injured but the train arrived at its destination 2 hours behind schedule.

But here at home things are not always how you might like them to be.

Parents looking for a special treat to entertain their kids, were attracted by the offering promised by The Whimsical Willy’s Chocolate Experience.

Priced at £35 per head it was a bit pricey, but if it’s promises to turn your chocolate dreams into reality whilst you embarked on a journey filled with wondrous creations and enchanting surprises at every turn were fulfilled, it was probably worth the money.

The promotional advertising promised that visitors would be invited to become immersed in visually stunning and intricately designed settings from the iconic “Chocolate Room” to the whimsical “Inventing Room”, with each space promising a visual feast.

Visitors were told they’d be able to engage with the Wonka World like never before, by entering  the exhilarating “Tunnel of Fear” and the “Inventing Room” to witness magical concoctions come to life.

Live performances featuring the lovable Oompa Loompas, were also promised with surprises waiting around every corner, to create an interactive spectacle guaranteed to captivate all ages.

Each ticket, it was said would unlock access to a day filled with surprises, interactive installations, and furthermore visitors would be able to indulge their sweet teeth with an array of delectable treats scattered throughout the experience.

From chocolate fountains to larger-than-life candies, every step would promise a new flavour to savour.

Sounds great doesn’t it? 

Unfortunately it turned out to be a massive achievement of hype over reality.

The whole event staged in Glasgow, was actually held in a bleak empty warehouse containing just a few props chucked in for good measure plus a half inflated bouncy castle that could accommodate about 12 small children at best, and each child was doled out half a cup of lemonade and a couple of jelly beans!

Oh and by the way there was no chocolate to be seen anywhere.

The “Twilight Tunnel” actually consisted of a bunch of flags pinned to a wall with some mirrors, from behind which one woman, dubbed “the Unknown” sporting a wig, wearing a silver mask and a black cloak leaped out to terrify confused children. 

The entire experience took 45 minutes to go round, which if you’d driven a couple of hours to get there, might feel a tad underwhelming.

Event organiser, House of Illuminati, admitted that the event had fallen short of expectations, and promised full refunds. 

So I should hope.

Well I hope you’ve not been disappointed by today’s show, so look forward to your company again tomorrow,
Scott

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Eventful Times!

It’s good to know we finally made it it through possibly the two worst months of the year.

Spring is on its way and summer time starts at the end of this month on Easter Sunday.

If you are already thinking about somewhere to go on your holidays – well you might think twice if your plans include a railway journey through India.

We’ve all heard about runaway trains, but this happened for real just last week after a driver and his assistant left a train for a tea break and crewe change, but failed to apply the handbrake.

Oops!

It seems that the 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was left on a sloping track and suddenly took off without warning, reaching speeds of around 60mph as it hurtled through around 5 stations for a distance of over 40 miles.

Railway crossings in its path had to be shut and the train was only halted in its tracks after a railway official managed to slow it by diverting it onto an uphill gradient and placing wooden wedges on the line.

Four people have been suspended following an enquiry into the incident.

But it could have been worse as back in April 2018 a driverless train loaded with 1000 passengers took off speeding through stations whilst onlookers and passengers screamed helplessly.

That train was eventually brought to a stop after railway workers again placed wooden wedges on the line.

Perhaps if this is a regular issue they keep a load of the wedges close to the tracks! 

No one was injured but the train arrived at its destination 2 hours behind schedule.

But here at home things are not always how you might like them to be.

Parents looking for a special treat to entertain their kids, were attracted by the offering promised by The Whimsical Willy’s Chocolate Experience.

Priced at £35 per head it was a bit pricey, but if it’s promises to turn your chocolate dreams into reality whilst you embarked on a journey filled with wondrous creations and enchanting surprises at every turn were fulfilled, it was probably worth the money.

The promotional advertising promised that visitors would be invited to become immersed in visually stunning and intricately designed settings from the iconic “Chocolate Room” to the whimsical “Inventing Room”, with each space promising a visual feast.

Visitors were told they’d be able to engage with the Wonka World like never before, by entering  the exhilarating “Tunnel of Fear” and the “Inventing Room” to witness magical concoctions come to life.

Live performances featuring the lovable Oompa Loompas, were also promised with surprises waiting around every corner, to create an interactive spectacle guaranteed to captivate all ages.

Each ticket, it was said would unlock access to a day filled with surprises, interactive installations, and furthermore visitors would be able to indulge their sweet teeth with an array of delectable treats scattered throughout the experience.

From chocolate fountains to larger-than-life candies, every step would promise a new flavour to savour.

Sounds great doesn’t it? 

Unfortunately it turned out to be a massive achievement of hype over reality.

The whole event staged in Glasgow, was actually held in a bleak empty warehouse containing just a few props chucked in for good measure plus a half inflated bouncy castle that could accommodate about 12 small children at best, and each child was doled out half a cup of lemonade and a couple of jelly beans!

Oh and by the way there was no chocolate to be seen anywhere.

The “Twilight Tunnel” actually consisted of a bunch of flags pinned to a wall with some mirrors, from behind which one woman, dubbed “the Unknown” sporting a wig, wearing a silver mask and a black cloak leaped out to terrify confused children. 

The entire experience took 45 minutes to go round, which if you’d driven a couple of hours to get there, might feel a tad underwhelming.

Event organiser, House of Illuminati, admitted that the event had fallen short of expectations, and promised full refunds. 

So I should hope.

Well I hope you’ve not been disappointed by today’s show, so look forward to your company again tomorrow,
Scott

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