Last Thursday Simon and I popped over to Sunderland to enjoy the new extended hours and give ourselves the challenge of spending a £20 Bridges voucher on something we could both make use of and appreciate.
I managed to resist the lure of River Island and New Look and although Simon insisted that we wandered round HMV for a short while I managed to convince him to leave the shop empty handed. Sensible grownup heads on, we headed to Debenhams.
As you know we've recently bought our first house together and so decided a sensible way to spend the voucher would be on something new for our home. Debenhams in the Bridges is a great size with a pretty big homeware department so there were lots of things for us to pick from. We wandered around for ages debating whether to get some new Jamie Oliver pans or a shiny new toaster but in the end we picked out some bits for our new bathroom. I hate to be a tease but I'll be sure to show you what we got when we've finally moved into our house.
Despite being a small shopping centre, the Bridges has everything that I could possibly need from a Primark to a Pandora (and everything in between). It's also the home of our favourite guilty pleasure restaurant Ed's Diner. We are a little obsessed with the milkshakes (next time you go in make sure you order Butterscotch and Oreo ... it is amazing!). This time we managed to resist the temptation but next time we'll be sure to stop and have a feast.
Let me know if you'll be taking advantage of the new late opening, and what you're planning to buy!
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