My better health also meant a nice little jaunt out to Salford Quays today. Mr RC booked the day off work so we could take Little Chick to see Ice Age 4 at the cinema and do a spot of shopping!
It was very enjoyable... The weather was awful this morning, but did clear for the afternoon (it was a bit windy and cold though). After the cinema we went for some lunch at Bella Italia and Little Chick ate her own ice cream plus half of mine - the little monkey!
Before we came home we had a little walk around. I am very fond of Salford Quays as I was born and grew up in the area. Salford Quays was originally the old docks and the Manchester Ship Canal passes through. It has undergone a total transformation and is totally unlike the thriving working port it once was, but I always feel at home here knowing so many of my family lived and worked so nearby. The BBC have just moved here to MediaCityUK and there is The Lowry Theatre with a gallery dedicated to L.S. Lowry and the Imperial War Museum North.
I took some photos - but apologies in advance for the quality as they were taken on my phone!
Lowry theatre to the right looking towards the bridge
Looking further up from MediaCityUK
The Tower of the Lowry Theatre
My little balloon girl :)
We arrived home at 4pm... and no little jaunt would be fun without shopping for some goodies :) would it? Incredibly bargainous goodies no less!
I bought some lovely beads as Little Chick was desperate to make some beady jewellery - she is very creative, bless her and is an absolute expert at junk modelling! Don't you just love the colours of these beady beauties?
I just love some of the projects inside and may have to have a little try at making some :)
Gorgeous flower and colours :)
and how about these buttons...sooo intricate!
I have always had a *thing* for buttons! My beloved Nan had a massive box of vintage 1920's/1930's ones and I used to love looking through them. I am definitely an accessories girl and she was too so I must have inherited the Genes from her ;)
Then we moved on to Whittard of Chelsea and I just love this shop! It's so very quirky, English and eccentric! Well I managed to
sneak into my basket purchase two lovely sample mugs for the princely sum of... TWO English Pounds each! What a bargain! I took a photo of my favourite - I just love the Mackintosh type Rose and the nod to an Emma Bridgewater design:
Well my lovelies, my bed is calling and I am off to make a nice cup of tea now in my pretty mug before I retire for the night :) Take care and will see you all soon xxx