Monday, 18 September 2017

A Day Trip To Leeds!

On Saturday me and George went out for the day to Leeds and had such a lovely time! It's not often we decide to go somewhere on a whim but we both just wanted a little day out and Leeds is somewhere I'd wanted to go for a while. I'd heard from so many people before that Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre is brilliant so I was desperate to get a bit of shopping done and I picked up some lovely bits. I'm such a homebody and do love cosy weekends in or I'm always happy to go to our second home - the cinema, but this day out was just really needed, a change of scenery and a little bit of treating ourselves.
Luckily Leeds isn't too far from us so it was quite easy to get on a train and it really didn't take long. We were there by early afternoon and we really didn't stop much all day! When we first got there we went straight for food because food is life, and we both knew we wanted to try out Crepe Affaire. There used to be a pancake place in the Trafford Centre which we loved and we used to have the best Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Crepes there so we've been on the lookout for another ever since we knew they had closed down! We found this place and they had some amazing things to choose from. Crepes, Mini Pancakes, Waffles, Milkshakes etc. We tried the Ham and Cheese Crepe which was delicious! I really never thought I'd be someone who likes savoury crepes, I'm usually all about the nutella but I loved this. I would love to try their belgian chocolate one next time though as it looked so good!
We then did a little bit of shopping, starting in M&S because I just love their homeware stuff. I didn't end up getting anything but they had the most gorgeous cushion with a dog on which I was definitely tempted by but there is just no room for more! Also as always they had some fab candles in but I really wanted to try and pick some up from TK Maxx as I knew they had all their autumn stuff in. We then headed to the Lindt Shop, the best shop in the world! We've only ever been to a Lindt shop once before and that was during our last trip to Manchester, so I was so glad to see one in Leeds. You'd think everything would be really expensive but it was all actually really reasonable and we treated ourselves to some of the pick and mix. I was so happy to see they've now got Mint Lindt balls, I'm just obsessed with mint chocolate.
One shop I had no idea about but I am so glad I discovered is one called The Yorkshire Soap Company. They had so many beautiful bath products, bath bombs, soaps, mini bath fizzers, just everything and it all smelled incredible. I'd been hoping to pick up a few bath bombs from Lush as the halloween and Christmas range is online but unfortunately it wasn't in stores yet and I do think the prices of some of their products have gone up a bit. These bath bombs were £3.50 so definitely cheaper than Lush but maybe even more exciting! I mean, look how pretty they all are! It took me such a long time to choose one but I ended up with the pink one called Elephants and Lemonade. It's such a sweet smelling bath bomb and is absolutely adorable. I definitely think I'll stock up next time I go, they would make such lovely gifts. We then decided to head to Homesense. I had no idea that they had one and it's one of my all time favourite shops so I was in heaven. They had so many candles to choose from but I just ended up with this beautiful leaf shaped one. I've had ones like this before at Christmas but I've never seen a proper Autumn one like this so I had to get it. I thought it would look so nice lit in the living room at night! Oh also in the picture below, PROSECCO JELLIES! I know I've mentioned these before in a post but I wanted to include them in this little haul as I'm obsessed. They are from the Spirit Of Summer range so I'm not sure how much longer they'll be around, they had loads left though on Saturday so I wish I'd bought more.
After lots more shopping including a few beauty bits from Superdrug and some american sweets and drinks from a little american shop, we decided to finish the day with a warm biscoff cookie dough from a place called My Cookie Dough. We don't have anything like this near us so we had to get one. It was fresh, warm cookie dough topped with melted biscoff spread and a scoop of the most delicious ice cream. Just amazing and so worth like the £5 it was!
The good thing about Leeds Trinity is that it's literally just around the corner from the train station so when it came to heading home, we didn't have to rush for a train or anything or set back off early, I definitely think we'll go back in future as it was just so easy to travel to and from, and some of the shops were amazing. It was nice to explore somewhere different and buy a few bits from shops we don't have near us. We definitely didn't buy loads and even though there were a few things we'd set out to get, and didn't, we did pick up some lovely little bits and it was more just about the day. It was so needed and ended up being such a nice day out. I already can't wait to go again for another little day trip. 

Have you ever been to Leeds Trinity? Anywhere you recommend for a little shopping trip?

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