Girly Day Shopping

I have so many posts in progress but none that I am happy with just yet.

Today it was time for a break and Libby, Penny and Myself went on an expedition to buy something arty and crafty for Libby to do. (Regan was off to his Dad’s for the day/night so a girly day seemed like a perfect idea)

Bit off the beaten track for us we ended up at the Metro Centre.

Now no trip out with the kids is complete without a trip to McDonald’s.

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There are days I wonder what I did to be blessed with such amazing children. They both sat good as gold and ate their happy meals, not that may not seem a big thing, and for Libby, no it is not, but to get Penny to sit still for more than five minutes is a hard task.

Next stop was The Range.

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I have only been in a few times myself but have noted on both occasions that Libby and Mum would love the Arts and Crafts section. We spent a good 45 mins looking around what they had to offer.

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If you have never been and like a reasonably priced place that sells a bit of everything then this is the place to be. I love a shop like this, one of those one stop shops, especially come Christmas, The Range will be perfect.

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So back to our treasures, Libby found a Princess set, at £1.99, you cant go wrong, she is loving colouring in at the minute and this is perfect. We also came home with two Finding Dory balls.

(Excuse the photo quality of the picture, will add one when we have built it up)

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Their pet range is also impressive (camera on phone decided not to work so pics of that) but the zoo got a treat each too.

Next stop ASDA.

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This month I was determined to get at least one the them al of their uniform sorted so that I did not have to rush around at the last minute looking for stuff in the right sizes. Its a nightmare that I am sure most of us have experienced at some point, if not most years.

Anyway, last year I bought the majority of stuff from ASDA and it has lasted Libby all year. So I thought I would see what they had to offer this year. I wasn’t disappointed.

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Twin Pack of Sweatshirt Cardigans £6.00

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Frozen Sweatshirt Cardigan with Elsa detail £5.00

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Twin Pack Polo Shirt £3.00

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Jersey Skirt £4.00

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Frozen Jersey Dress with Elsa Detail £7.00

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Jersey Pinafore Dress £6.00

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Pleated Skirt £4.50

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Boys Twin Pack Short Sleeved Shirts £5.00

Last year I purchased Libby’s blouses and polo shirts from ALDI, and for all people may avoid them they washed and washed and washed again. These also lasted her all year, so I bough her the pack of two blouses last week at a price of £1.99 for two.

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After leaving the Metro Centre we called in at Team Valley and visited the Hobbycraft store.

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Another first for Libby and she was completely taken aback by what they had to offer.

There are some good 3 for 2 deals on at the minute which offer things to keep the kiddiwinkles busy over the holidays. We however cam away with some felt tips (£2), crayons (£1) and some paper (£1), (3 for 2) and a Barbie Sticker book (£3).

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They had a range of activities on instore to keep the little ones busy but mine weren’t interested in anything other than spending money.

Last stop was Sainsbury’s, where we stopped and ended up going in to Argos and taking advantage of their 3 for 2 on all toys offer buying Lego and My Little Pony’s. (As well as some nibbles and wine for me 🙂 ).

Just a little one so I ould share my bargains…..again sorry for the picture quality as my camera fell out with me on the way home …..xxxxx

A Date with a Mate @ Flannels.com

Last night (21.07.2016), I had the pleasure of accompanying Deb from Country Heart and Home to the VIP opening of the new Flannels.com store at Intu MetroCentre.

My first event of this kind, I was taken a back by  not only how eye catching the store and it’s layout was but the beauty of the team, that was on the floor to assist with the smooth running of the night. Most of them wearing items that were in the store to purchase.

We were welcomed with a drink of our choice (Champagne, Beer or Water), then invited to look around. As always it was nice to meet other bloggers but also nice to be in the company of some North East Celebrities.

All I can say is WOW, there is an amazing range of both Mens and Womens Designer Clothes. With items from Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood and so many more.

They stock ranges for Women, Men and have a selection of Children’s Shoes, (which, along with the Women’s shoes, I stood and looked at in awe for quite some time).

I have to say I was impressed with the price range of the products too. For all there were items that were in the four figure bracket, there were indeed some lovely pieces that fell in to the high street price band.

Here are a few photos from the night, thank you for inviting me Deb and thank you for having me Flannels.com

Unisex Uggs for Kids

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Pink Uggs (*LOVE*)

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Jimmy Choo Mavy 100 Booties

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Jimmy Choo Shoes

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Michael Kors

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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Watches

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Alexander McQueen

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Dresses, lots of amazing Ladies clothing….

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This is but a tiny selection of items that tickled my fancy but for more selection please have a look at Flannels.com

Or if you are out and about, why not pop in to have a look at the new Flannels store at  Intu MetroCentre .