A wee while ago we ventured North for a girls weekend with fellow appreciators of quality cake, Kelly and Deesha. Whilst we were there we decided to eat and drink all of the prettiest things we could find! Which turned out to be pretty damn easy. Manchester, we salute you.
Our first port of call was milkshakes at the incredibly popular Home Sweet Home. Kelly and Jo went for the blueberry topped with Lucky Charms (!), whilst Deesha and Victoria plumped (plumped being the operative word…) for peanut butter and jelly! Breakfast of champions. It was the perfect place to spend a Saturday morning. After spending far too long browsing the many floors of Afflecks, the home of She and Hem faves Chocolate Ape, Pop Boutique and Thunder Egg, the sight of Ginger’s Comfort Emporium was quite the comfort indeed! We perked up and planned our evening over a few brews. If you fancy reading about the evening in question, click here! *Warning* This link involves Harry Styles.
On Sunday morning, before catching the train back to Bristol, we took a (very) leisurely stroll to Sugar Junction. A vintage tearoom serving freshly baked cakes, homely meals and some of the best milkshakes in Manchester. There is no such thing as a light lunch in the life of She and Hem, so after much discussion we settled on milkshakes (duh), pancakes and a large slice of cake to set us on our merry way. Bristol, you seriously need to up your milkshake game. Or maybe that’s just the sugar talking.
What do you get if you mix the world’s biggest selling boyband, a few scandalous headlines and a shed load of pyrotechnics? You got it! The One Direction “Where We Are Tour” of course! Yowzers!
A couple of weeks ago we had a banging time at 1D’s sell out show at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, even after being chastised by a musician on the train to Manchester for our musical choices. What made it worse is that this musician was an 11 year old girl, travelling with her mum. Luckily for her, she also said we looked like “shiny haired sisters”, so we decided to let her off gently by simply not offering her any of our sweets (One Direction love hearts, obv).
One Direction’s lyrics say exactly what girls want to hear, but on stage Louis and Zayn seemed a little aloof and didn’t interact with the crowd much. Zayn seemed to have a bit of a grump on, which is such a waste of that beautiful face. Those boys should take a leaf out of the (younger, hotter and hopefully less tax evasiony) ‘Gary Barlow’ of the group Liam Payne. Now that boy will go far!
Never fret though girlies, we had a blast! In fact, here’s a video documenting exactly how much we enjoyed the gig! Top moments included – every time Niall played guitar, What ‘Makes You Beautiful’ and ‘Best Song Ever’, ALL of the fireworks and when Harry Styles invited us back to his hotel room for a cheeky Horlicks*…
1D 4 EVA!
*This hasn’t happened outside of my Harry Styles fanfiction.