I have to say Kate’s Kitchen is one of my favourite shops in Sligo. It’s like a treasure trove of goodies and a must for anyone that loves food. They launched their new look and their own Kate’s Kitchen brand today.
The Model is the place to be on Saturday when The Frivolous Fare (Sligo Flea Market) is on. There will be loads of great stalls with all kinds of goodies including vintage clothes, jewellery, organic food, books, CD’s, DVD’s etc . I’ll be selling things in aid of Sligo Animal Rescue, Kath’s Kitty Corner and the Sathya Sai Donkey Sanctuary. So please do come along and support
On Friday we called into the Benbulben Centre, Branleys Yard in Rathcormac, Sligo. It’s located just off the main N15 road and has some wonderful, unusual items for sale. There’s art, antiques, pottery…even a cafe and a dental lab!
We were hoping the antique shop would be open but it wasn’t…instead we found this amazing Enchanted Vintage Clothing shop.
There were wonderful shoes, hats….all kinds of goodies and all in excellent condition. Best of all there is an online shop so even if you can’t get to Sligo you can still buy something fabulous.
Angelworld is one of my favourite shops in Sligo. It sells the most beautiful gifts including crystals, angels, fairies and all things mythical and magical. It’s such a calming, peaceful shop it really is a pleasure to visit. If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Sligo you can shop online
There is an Open Day on Saturday July 14th. MINI treatments available on the day including mini angel readings, mini tea leaf readings, mini Reiki Healings, mini Crystal healings, mini dream analysis sessions, mini colour sessions, mini Aurasoma consultations, mini Amatsu treatments and much more……
It will also be the LAUNCH of the NEW holistic treatments in angelworld so mini and full treatments will also be available in the following: Holistic Swedish Massage, Holistic Reflexology, Holistic Ear Candling, Holistic Indian Head Massage and Holistic hot stone massage.
Come join in the fun and be sure to tell your friends – for one day only! ANGELWORLD OPEN DAY!
All invited, come and see what goodies are in store!
Over the last week or so I’ve noticed some daft things. The first thing was the sign above in Lidl, Sligo. What a bargain! You save nothing!
The next thing was these ‘Self Eat’ Easter sweets in Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon. Self eat? Well who else is going to eat them?
The thing I found the strangest was this knife in Pizza Hut, Sligo. Now I know we are in a recession but is that any reason for Pizza Hut to be using hospital knives?
I haven’t had the chance to do a ‘normal’ blog recently so this is a bit of everything. A couple of weeks ago Lucy had the day off from her course so we went to Enniskillen. The cushions above are from B&M which is a great ‘discount’ store. It’s in the town where Woolworths used to be.
After our shopping we went to The Mandarin Buffet Chinese Restaurant for lunch. It’s all you can eat for 5.99 per person. There was a great selection of food and it’s a lovely clean place.
Included in the buffet is soup for starters and also a great selection of desserts. They are meant to have a chocolate fountain going but it wasn’t working on the day we went….oh well we’ll just have to go back another day
Another thing I haven’t blogged about is the car boot sales. There were two recently in Sligo. One in St. Brendan’s School, Cartron, which we got some great bargains at including a dressing table for 15 euro. I was tempted to have a stall but it was 15 euro to sell and when we tried to sell at the car boot sale in Collooney we were lucky if we made 15 euro.
We really do have a load of stuff to get rid of so I might try the Skreen/Dromard car boot sale. It was on last Sunday and is on in next month as well….it’s only 10 euro a stall there, it’s also better for parking.
I also didn’t get a chance to blog about my attempt to test drive a car. Now I must confess I don’t need a car but a local car dealer was giving a 20 euro fuel voucher to anyone who test drove one of the cars. I thought it was too good to be true but never one to turn down a freebie off I went. I stood in the showroom for 10 minutes watching one member of staff reading a newspaper and one shuffling papers. In the end I gave up and left. I shouldn’t have been surprised because when I was in the market for a car I tried this dealer and although they were main-dealers for Kia they didn’t have the car I was interested in. They promised to call me when they got one in….two years later I’m still waiting.
We stayed at The Gibson Hotel. It was too expensive to book it directly through the hotel’s website so I booked it through Roomex.com. It’s great, the only thing is that you have to pay when you book the room.
The hotel left cakes in our room which was really nice of them I have to recommend this place. It’s very clean, bright and modern and the beds are so comfortable. Breakfast is fantastic, such a great choice from cereal, pastries, cold meats and cheese, fruit and fried food. The best thing about it is that it’s just across from The O2.
It’s a real shame the Dublin Eye has now gone from beside The O2. It used to look lovely all lit up and I’ve been on it twice and really enjoyed it, the views over Dublin were amazing. It’s also a shame the weekend market has gone too
Before the girls went to the concert we had a look around Dublin. I love the atmosphere, there are always lots of people including buskers and the ladies who sell fruit from prams. The ceiling above in the GPO arcade really caught my eye. I took that pic on my iPhone, I’m quite pleased with it.
The girls had a fantastic time at the concert. They both really enjoyed it. Luckily they had seats. Some poor people who were standing were queuing out all day.
We had a great time in Dublin. The weather was really good too (which makes a change)….Oh and I forgot to mention about when we were in the hotel, the room faced onto a courtyard and there are other rooms opposite. I happened to glance out of my window and there was a naked man in the room across from us!! The rest of my photos are here. (minus the naked man!)
On Saturday Lucy and I went to Dublin to have a look at Dundrum Town Centre. Anyone who knows me will know I’m not a shopper so I was a bit apprehensive about the whole shopping bit but I wanted to go to have a look around.
I really liked Urban Outfitters. What a cool shop with loads of gadgety bits as well as clothes. Hollister had recently opened but what I can’t understand is why they don’t put on lights in their shop….it’s almost pitch black in there. I don’t know how anyone can see what they are buying.
Later in the day we had to check out Yo! Sushi. It was brilliant. All the food goes around on a conveyor belt and you choose what you want. There is a booklet explaining what each food is and the plates are colour coded so the prices vary depending on what coloured plate you choose. Just beware though there are water taps and glasses on the counter but they do charge for the water.
We had a great day, although there was quite a lot of walking involved which I enjoy but Lucy hates. The only thing was we really didn’t have enough time. The train takes 3 hours from Sligo to Dublin, then we had to walk to St. Stephens Green to get the Luas (tram) to Dundrum. So we only had about three hours before we had to leave for the train home again. We will go back again though.
The Ulster Bank in Sligo got ‘decorated’ yesterday. WB Yeats did as well, although the paint was washed off him today when I got to take the photo. I know there is a backlash against the banks at the moment but I don’t agree with graffiti on buildings and statues. It’s different to see graffiti on a plain wall where it’s art.
Tesco now have their full display of Easter eggs out. It’s still way too early. I was shopping there yesterday. I really don’t know why I do because the service is pretty bad. There were only two tills open and long queues. When I finally got served the check out operator was reading the back of the packets of my shopping, while I stood waiting to pack it in my bags. Why do I never say anything? I just get home and complain about it!
Now for something completely different. If you want a giggle Lucy filmed me playing Just Dance on the Nintendo wii. If you want a look it’s here.