We kicked the weekend off with a fireworks display in my village before we drove up. My little village may be in the middle of nowhere but it has one of the best displays around!
On the Saturday morning we got up, sleepy headed but excited at 6:15 and made the 2 and a half hour drive up to Manchester. We got there and realised it’s not called the rainy city for nothing – It was chucking it down! We got out of the rain and went to explore the Trafford Centre.
I’ve never been to Manchester so the Trafford Centre was a new experience for me! It’s probably the best shopping centre I’ve ever been to, with every shop you could possibly need all under one roof. I loved the Christmas Decorations they had up.
We didn’t have that much time to explore as kick off was at three so we went to the ultimate burger joint – Five Guys.
|Look at the cheese on that bad boy!|
Five Guys is a bit of an institution in America and it has worked its way across the pond, I’ve had five guys once before and I have been having cheeseburger shaped dreams ever since so I was one very happy girl! I went for a little bacon cheeseburger with extra cheese and bbq sauce. I like my Burgers bacony and cheesy with little else so this suited me fine! I love the drinks machines where you can pick pretty much any drink you can imagine!
I have to say whilst it was amazing, the one I had at Westfield in London was a little better! But now I’ve had my five Guys Fix and this will satisfy my craving for a while!
We walked past the Lego store and me being the child I am, couldn't resist having a photo with Harry & Hagrid!
Finally it was off to Old Trafford for the part my boyfriend was most excited about, Manchester United Vs Crystal Palace! We did a spot of shopping before we went in – I am now the proud owner of a very cosy Man U scarf. Once my purse felt a little lighter we decided to go find our seats. We were in the Sir Alex Ferguson stand, really high up and in the corner. This meant we had a great view of the pitch but the players did look a little like ants!
I really enjoyed the game, the weather got better and I surprised myself by getting really into it and cheered extra loud when Mata scored! Was amazing to get to see a win for my first game and I’m looking forward to going again!
We did plan on going out for dinner after the match but after such a long day we just chilled out with Saturday night TV as we were both so tired!
I had an amazing time in Manchester, next time I hope we can explore the city a bit more and I plan on making a shopping assault on the Trafford Centre soon!