Saturday, 19 November 2016

Manchester Plans & Wishlist...

Last Monday I wrote about our plans for London and I included a little wishlist, as we're off to Manchester next week I thought I would do a similar post. 

It's become a tradition of ours to go in November as the first time was so special and I always look forward to it. As always we're going for the Christmas Market, I can't imagine a year where we don't go as there is so much going on there. They have so many pretty stalls and I could look around them all day, there isn't just the main market either which is at Albert Square (instantly makes me think of Eastenders!) but there are so many other stalls all over the streets so there's plenty to see. We're going to get the train Monday morning and after we've checked in we'll probably head straight to the christmas market as it's only a short walk there from where we're staying. It's nice to see it in the day and then go again at night when all the lights are on and it feels really christmassy then. I can't wait to try some of the food again, last year we had a donut pretzel on the first night and we also tried mini dutch pancakes, I've seen online there are a few new stalls this year and new food to try so that's exciting!
Just around the corner from the market is the Arndale centre so I think the after we've had a look round, we'll go there and spend most of our first afternoon christmas shopping! They have a great Homesense so that is the first place at the top of my list to visit! They also have a big Selfridges which we only had a quick look around last time so it would be good to go there. Up from the Arndale Centre is Manchester's huge Primark! I think it might have been the first time we went that we bought quite a lot of christmassy bits back and it was a struggle on the train but I definitely want to have a good look round there.

The next day I think we're going to go to the Trafford Centre, we didn't go last year and spend most of our time in the centre but we've been thinking about going to go back this year. It's so big and there are so many shops so I don't know how far we'll actually get around it but it's so worth going to and the food area is massive and always looks so pretty at christmas. Like the Arndale Centre they also have a Selfridges and from what I remember, this was one was great, we got personalised Nutella jars from there the first year and the food hall was just amazing.What I love about the Trafford Centre is that there is a separate section of home stores. We only had a quick look round last time but I didn't know until a few months ago that there is actually a Homesense in that section so we must have missed it completely last time. They also have a big Next home and I'm sure there a few others too. I think we'll see how much of the Arndale Centre and city centre we get to go around the first day as we don't want to rush it all, we might just go back the next day instead but at the moment it's 50/50 what we'll do!
Trafford Centre Food Area - Source.
Similar to what I said in my London post, there are only a few things on my wishlist and both trips are more about spending time together. We've set an amount for each day so if there's something we want to buy we can and hopefully we can get a few xmas presents while we're there too. As I've already mentioned Homesense is at the top of my list and there's two we can go too so I'm sure we'll pick up a few bits from there, last year I got some lovely little Christmas Decorations.
I just can't wait. I've been looking forward to this for so long, it's come round so quick since last November and I can't quite believe it's time to go back already! I know I'll feel so sad once we're back home and both trips are over with but I'm just going to focus on enjoying them while we're there and really relax and have a good time.

They'll be a few posts up over the next few weeks I'm sure with loads of pictures from both trips and probably a few hauls too so look out for those!

Last Years Manchester Posts - Christmas Trip to Manchester // What We Bought!

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