Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Delayed trains achey feet and lots of shopping

Hubby and I decided to go to Manchester shopping today. We had a fantastic day eventually but it didn't start very well. We got to Leeds station hoping to catch a train to Manchester Picadilly but the train was delayed due to someone pinching cable between leeds and york.
As we arrived at the platform to wait for our train the announcer said an earlier delayed train was just arriving but at another platform, Everyone rushed off the platform, up the escalator and down the other side and onto another platform to a very full train, there was no way hubby and I were going to get a seat so we decided to wait for the next one.
As we were going back to the other platform I noticed on the departures board that the train to manchester victoria which had also been delayed was just about to leave from another platform, although this train takes half an hour longer than the train to piccadilly I thought we'd at least be on the way and we'd probably get to manchester before the next one to picadilly too.
So off we went and got on it, BIG mistake!!! As we pulled out of the station and had our tickets checked the conducter informed us that although the train should go to victoria, and it said so on the board and train, because they were so late they were going to terminate at Rochdale so we'd need to get off and catch another train into victoria OOOOOOOOPPPPPPPSSSSSS not my best suggestion then.
Luckily at Rochdale we only had fifteen minutes to wait and eventually (an hour later than expected) we hit Manchester and the shops. Yiiiiiiiiiiiiipppppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeee.

Fruits of our shopping labours
Once there, we had a great day out shopping and soon forgot the trials of getting there.  It's only the second time I've been to Manchester and the first time for hubby but we both liked it and we'll definately be going again.
Luckily we got a train home from Piccadilly with no problems and even though it was half past five we even managed to get a seat which was great as my feet were aching by then.


  1. What a good day - Oasis eh, going a bit posh. DP yep okay and of course NEXT, love that shop. See you hiding good old Primark at the back then and to finish off CHOCOLATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - I'd say a good day. Cannot work out the other bags, might be shops I don't have down here or cannot see enough of the labels (see, stalker that I am!!)

  2. Great stalking Chrissy, the others are Whsmiths, debenhams, and a couple of cheap ones lol, one from a shop called shout & one from good old poundland.

  3. Glad you had a great time ...i've found you at last.. took me long enopugh all it takes is a full stop..lol