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Out And About – Meadowhall

The girlfriend and I were wanting to get away for a few days with a little city break but by the time we got round to being able to book it the prices had jumped and put an end to that *insert sad face*

But we decided to just go for a shopping trip to Meadowhall and have a nice day together.

The day started just like any other……well apart from the face we were up and ready to leave the house by 7:30 in the morning! The girlfriend was wanting to wear her Game Of Thrones top I got her so I thought I might as well match and went in for one of mine. I know couples in matching tops can be bit cringey but I think we did rather well at carrying it off.

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We didn’t have anything in to eat so we popped into McDonalds to grab a breakfast bagel/muffin and some coffee (I didn’t want to nod off on the train) and even got some money off with some vouchers we found. Bit tight and thrifty but we were on a budget. On the train we go armed with our Kindles, we did get a few funny looks because around here you don’t really see people reading anything that’s not a newspaper/magazine let alone reading on a Kindle.

When we arrive at Meadowhall we decide to walk around and see what shops we can find. The girlfriend loves stationary shops so of cause she wanted to nip into Blot and Paperchase, she also has a thing for Disney so nipping in there was a given. Now for me I had no idea what I wanted, in fact I didn’t really want/need anything so I just went into a few shops like Red 5, Cleopatra and Extravagance but nothing really caught my eye.

We found ourselves drawn towards the food court but it was just a little bit too early to have dinner so I suggested we go see a film to kill a few hours. We had a look at the Vue Cinema to see what was showing and Maleficent was just about to start and we both wanted to see it and it would of been stupid not to go.

So After seeing Maleficent we want for something to eat and we already knew where we were going. After seeing Diners Drive-ins and Dives we have always wanted to try some American Diner style food and the place to go for that in Meadowhall is Ed’s Easy Diner. We had checked out the menu before we even got there and knew exactly what it is we wanted.

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I opted for a chilli cheese burger and the girlfriend went for a standard hotdog and we shared some bacon cheese fries and a portion of atomic onion rings. The burger was a decent size and the chilli was a nice and mild layover style, the girlfriend said that even tho her hotdog was just a normal one it was up there with her all time faves. The best part of the meal had to be the bacon cheese fries………fries = good, cheese = good, bacon = good so that means bacon cheese fries = FREAKING AMAZING!

After the meal we decided to go back to the shops we liked to pick up a few things, the girlfriend bought a book review notebook that she is going to using for her book blog/vlog and yet another notepad (im sure she has a weird thing for them) as well as a new pen to go with them. As for me, I didn’t really see anything I wanted other then some Lomography film from Urban Outfitters but I have enough to work through at the moment so I decided that we should go for some coffee before the train home.

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I lost my Krispy Kreme virginity! I have been wanting to try these for so long and when I saw that that did coffee as well it was just obvious to us both that we had to go. I had a peanut butter kreme and a lemon meringue doughnuts. Both were really nice but I do have a soft spot for lemon flavoured sweets so for me the lemon meringue one won hands down.

All in all we had a great day, we dont really get to have days like this that often so when we do we really enjoy them.

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