Yesterday Jono and I headed up to Enniskillen, we got there early enough so it wasn’t too busy. Asda has a lot of Christmas stock in already as well as loads of Halloween goodies. I love the fact that you get three hours of parking there free as well. One thing that I think lets Sligo down is the parking fees. I was in the Quayside for 2 and a half hours on Sunday and it cost me €3.00. It’s free to park on a Sunday in Enniskillen. I really think there should be an incentive in Sligo where if you are shopping in certain shops you should at least get an hours free parking. Anyway I’m rambling! Back to Enniskillen now. I love B&M and Poundland there are some brilliant bargains to be had and so much cheaper than here in the South. Although there are some things I find more expensive for example the tins of biscuits are £6 and they are around €6 here so you do have to shop around.
I love Iceland as well…the shop not the country. I’m sure I’d love the country too but I’ve never been there, of course if the Iceland tourist board want to invite me over I’ll gladly pay a visit 😉 Anyway the freezer is now stocked up and I was very excited to see these guys (I don’t get out much 😉 )
I love Hula Hoops so to see them as ones you can oven cook was brilliant! They had three different flavours but beef is my favourite, we tried them last night and they are fab! I feel another trip to Iceland coming up soon.
I also liked the idea of the Click and Collect idea by Asda. I don’t know if we’d be able to avail of the service or if you need a Northern Irish address. I posted this on Facebook and was told by several people who shopping is a ‘social outlet’ and they think this idea is a bad one. Personally I could think of a lot of other things I’d rather be doing socially than shopping, especially when it’s very busy and there are people and trollies everywhere.
Now onto the Halloween Events that are taking place in Enniskillen. There is a Halloween Extravaganza on in the castle on Thursday from 2-5pm, you can find out more about it here. At 8pm there is the Fermanagh Firework Festival taking place. This year’s theme is ‘Spooky Hollows’ with the fireworks display choreographed and synchronized to specially selected music. All spectators are encouraged to arrive in fancy dress. It starts at 8pm and it’s free, you can find out more about it here.