Friday, 18 July 2008

Girly Day Out in Manchester

I'm on holiday from work this went down to Manchester for the day on Wednesday. My friend Margo, who lives in the same city as me, was cat-sitting for her daughter who was away on holiday, so another friend, Kath, and I went to meet up with Margo for the day.

I really enjoyed our time there, I like Manchester and it has so much on offer compared to my small home city. We hit the shops and though I wasn't looking for it yet I found a gorgeous dress in Per Una for the holiday in Dublin that Debbi and I will be having in November. One of the nights we are there we will be staying at the Penthouse in the Clarence Hotel (we've been saving for ages!!) and I wanted a "posh frock" for the evening . I found the perfect one and what really pleased me was that I fitted into a size 14!!! I could hardly believe it, that diet is certainly working.

Margo bought the most gorgeous designer bag, very classy, beautiful leather, for £200 (reduced from £400!) - she has expensive taste! Think I might be borrowing that for Dublin.

We had a lovely meal at my favourite Thai restaurant in Manchester, Chaophraya. I think I walked off any calories I put on as we shopped, as Margo is the consummate shopper. We were up this street, down that street, round that corner..... Kath and I were flagging by 5pm when we got our train back home - and we are both younger than her - we flopped into our seats with a huge sigh .

But it was a great day. It was lovely being my friends, chatting, trying on clothes, testing perfume, eating in a good restaurant. It does you good to have a girly day away every now and then!


  1. Oh my God! What has happened to you?!

    GIRLY days out, now!!!


  2. LOL! I'll be wearing a pretty, frilly pink frock next time we meet up!