Friday, 21 July 2017

Freebie And Bargain of the Week

Including a little bit of last week. Also not really freebies and bargains as such, but good things that didn't cost much. Bit of a misleading title all things considered. 

£2 all-day parking in Manchester so we could nip to the Whitworth to catch the last day of the mini Lucienne Day exhibition.


Plus Barbara Brown and part of the Manchester International Festival, the latter was a taster for our trip to Northlight Mill in Brierfield the following day for part of Home1947


The (very emotional) installation here concerned the partition of India 70 years ago. It was small but beautifully formed and the Super Slow Way volunteers were fantastic, informative and we had some really interesting discussions. See more here

We took the opportunity to nip into Burnley for coffee and cake at Little Barista (Howe Walk), and to nip to the garden centre well, it was Sunday), plants 10 for £10, just what we were after. The staff at the cafe remember us for some reason and although we already had cake we were offered a slice of their delicious cherry and almond cake on the house!


A domestic victory too, after ignoring it for a very long time, the mini beasts have accepted their bed!


I had a horrible day at the charity shop on Tuesday, I really struggled with the window - it was a war themed one, not my thing at all, but the manager wanted it as there's a local war weekend next month. However on Wednesday I spoke to an elderly lady who loved it, she held my hand for a long time as she told me how lovely it was to see the uniforms and that we had taken the time to put the display together. A number of other people told me their family stories too which was nice and made the whole thing worth it.


12 comments:

  1. Aww, look at the furbabies enjoying their bed! Ours have no interest on any level in comfy beds, they would far rather chew it and sleep on the hard floor!

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    1. The reason the bed is inside a pillow case is that the original cover has been chewed to death. The usual state of the bed is that it is filled with hay for them to chew while they sit using the bed as something to lean against but not lie in.

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  2. It sounds like you visited some interesting exhibitions. I'm sure your windows turned out great. It's always nice when you receive some positive feedback from the customers.

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    1. Thank you. We get some very nice comments from customers and people passing by.

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  3. Thanks for the charity shop story. Glad there was a positive impact. And for the bunnies, too :)

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  4. I am glad that your little furbabies have decided to accept their new bed.

    God bless.

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    1. They still spend more time sitting next to it but it's good to know they will use it occasionally.

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  5. Awww, bunnies! They look lovely on their new bed! Free cake is always great so yay for that.
    That is really nice about that old lady saying that to you esp as you were feeling very unsure about it!

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    1. Thank you.

      It was good to receive the positive comments.

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