To kick off we visited Home Sense who have a new store opening tomorrow in Manchester Arndale. I was given free money to spend and as I have another blogging task to do a makeover on one of our rooms I decided that it was the perfect place to start. Home Sense in the Trafford Centre is one of those places I have walked past a lot. That’s right I walked past it, I have never ventured in because everything outside looks expensive.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. The bits I picked up were amazing and an absolute bargain. Its kind of like TK Maxx mixed with a maths teacher. You still find all the weird and wonderful stuff but it is organised by colour, type and size. Personally I loved it and Hubby better start watching the bank cards a bit closer because otherwise I will be making over all the rooms in the house.
There were five bloggers at the Home Sense preview so we all headed for lunch in the Orient at the Trafford Centre. It is from this point that it got a little bit crazy. Katy Ashworth (I can cook) was performing on the stage and then we met up with Alex Winters (cbeebies) and his family along with a few other blogging families.
We all headed over to the Sealife Centre Manchester which is due to open in the Barton square part of the Trafford centre on 6th June. Blogs Up North (my alter ego) had arranged a lovely preview of the new Sealife Centre and I was overwhelmed with interest and so it was that over 30 bloggers and their families were waiting outside of the Sealife Centre when I arrived looking very stressed at five to two.
Unfortunately as we went in last this did mean I didn’t get a chance to talk to anyone which is unusual for me because I do love a good chin wag but there was just too many people to get round.
The Sealife Centre is not quiet ready for the public and there was parts that were still being built so we can’t wait to use our merlin passes and go back in there when it is all finished and Elizabeth can’t wait to go in the shop.