bon voyage

Pearls and Poodles is packing its passport and is off on vacation! Things shall be a little peaceful around here over the next few days as I am off on my jolly holidays, and am relishing a whole five days off work. My friend Claire and myself are embarking on an epic voyage, one which will bring about fun, laughter, trams and shopping of monumental proportions. We are going for a wee jaunt ‘oop north’. That’s right ladies, Essex is coming to the bright lights and starry sights of…Manchester! I am currently amidst compiling a list of things to do and places to visit; the Trafford Centre, somewhat unsurprisingly, featuring quite highly. I have also been told I just HAVE to visit “Hey Little Cupcake” in Spinningfields and Rosso restaurant for some Italian fare and cocktails. I am really looking forward to our break away and a change of scenery even if the weather forecast does predict thundery showers on Friday and Saturday. Quelle surprise! 

Right, I really must scoot and tackle the formidable task of packing. I am literally the worst packer in existence. I like to prepare for every eventuality and fear I am going to forget something, so over-compensate my taking everything imaginable. I think this could be a long night…

All suggestions very welcome for things to do during our trip oop North!

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  1. 20th April 2011 / 7:54 pm

    Have fun 🙂 you'll love Manchester. xx

  2. 20th April 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Sure you will have a great time up this end!

  3. 20th April 2011 / 8:11 pm

    Hopefully you'll love it up here.
    Friday's supposed to be lovely (according to IPhone weather forcasts) Saturday not so much.

    Have fun!

  4. 20th April 2011 / 8:40 pm

    Those pictures look gorgeous. Enjoy your hols.

    Peg x

  5. 20th April 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Ooooooh have fun on your trip, Im from liverpool and would recommend a trip in2 liverpool if you can. I love the shopping in manchester tho 🙂 🙂 xx

  6. 20th April 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Hope you have a great time, I love the trafford centre 🙂

  7. 20th April 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Have a great time! x

  8. 20th April 2011 / 9:03 pm

    have a marvelous time Milly 🙂

  9. 20th April 2011 / 9:03 pm

    vist afflecks palace too, which has loads of little stalls, vintage bits xx

  10. 20th April 2011 / 9:14 pm

    Ahh welcome to my home town!!
    You'll love Manchester!

    I agree Afflecks Palace and Spinningfields are a must.
    If your'e after a great night out try Canal Street its legendary.

    And we have loads of pretty buildings, museums and art galleries if you fancy a change from shopping!


  11. 20th April 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Have fun in Manchester, you'll love it.
    Trafford centre is a must, so much to do in that place and as others have said do check out Afflecks Palace, perfect for vintage and unique items.

  12. 20th April 2011 / 10:21 pm

    Hope you have a great time! 😀 xx

  13. 20th April 2011 / 10:31 pm

    Have a great time in M/C. I spent 5 wonderful years at Uni there. Enjoy. Xxxx

  14. 21st April 2011 / 12:08 am

    Amazing pics! Have a great time!

  15. 21st April 2011 / 7:50 am

    Have a lovely relaxing Easter Milly! 🙂 xoxo Roz

  16. 21st April 2011 / 5:26 pm

    Have fun and a nice old relax 🙂 x

  17. 21st April 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Have a wonderful time! I will miss your posts! 🙂

  18. 21st April 2011 / 9:39 pm

    Check out the Arndale in Manchester centre its pretty good! Hope you and Claire have a great time xxx

  19. 22nd April 2011 / 8:37 am

    Have a good time babe! x

  20. 24th April 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Wow – this post has such pretty pictures! Have fun!