Guess The Moquette: The Answers

Were you as clued up on your bus, train, tram or tube moquette as everybody else at East of the M60 Towers? Fret not, here’s the answers One or two of you might have been racking your brains over our moquette quiz during the lockdown. After several weeks, we have either put you out of…

Escape to the Pantry Goes to the Movies: Host Your Own Film Night

How to turn the living room or person cave into your local ODEON, ABC, or Bug Hut In the last two decades, I have pontificated over the vapidity of our multiplex cinemas. So much so that I wrote a lengthy poem about it in 2003, that was published in the Tameside Reporter. Sadly, the cinema…

Escape to the Pantry: Video Battleships

Or Zoom Battleships, Facetime Battleships, or Skype Battleships if you prefer (yes, you get the drift) The new normal, thanks to this blasted virus thingy is the use of videoconferencing technology for meetings. This has meant your Skype, Facetime or Zoom account taking over from the office or boardroom table. More often than not, it…

Classic Bus Lotto: Another Escape to the Pantry Special

Do you have a young child who is mad on Greater Manchester’s buses? Due to Coronavirus-orientated cabin fever or stir craziness, you may be wondering what a bus looks like. You might have a youngster who wants to go to the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport, though couldn’t do thanks to recent events. You know,…

Guess The Moquette: An Escape to the Pantry Special

Are you as clued up on your bus, train, tram or tube moquette as everybody else at East of the M60 Towers? Moquette is something we take for granted on our local buses, trains, trams or underground systems. It is that fairly ugly pattern on the seats that is complex enough to hide any stains…

Escape to the Pantry: Indoor Boredom Busters

East of the M60’s back with some more indoor amusement ideas If you haven’t noticed, the warm spring weather couldn’t have come at a worse time. Deep down, you want to enjoy the weather, but there is one massive problem. The matter of a global pandemic, with Britain in near-lockdown. This means only going out…