Oh yes I had a quick pop over to the homeland for some fish 'n' chips and a bacon butty!
I had not been to England for 2 years and I could not believe how things had changed.
Funny really how your memory does not allow for progression and you expect everything to stay the same...just for you of course!
Lets start with the entry into Manchester my own hometown! I went in with my English passport as they make the Americans & foreigners wait in line for over an 1 1/2 hour....I remembered from my last visit. I had number 2 child with me who was on an American passport so they told me I was in the wrong queue!
Heh the cheek of it! I was rather put out by that! I know I expect to be treated like a queen on my return home...red carpet etc
I searched high & low for Ty Phoo decaf tea bags...they were nowhere to be found! The same went for pear drops & Wheat Crunchies..bacon flavour........I did find the last two at the airport thank goodness!
I was so surprised how the local Malls were so impressive infact I was overwhelmed at The Trafford Centre and could only ohh & ahh at the Dolphn Waterfall.
In the Mall they had the large fish tanks that you put your bare feet in and lots of little fish come & nibble at your hard skin. Apparently it just tickles....fancy that in a mall!!! It was called "Happy Feet."
I did wonder if they could eat a bunion!
Then there was the "Chill Factor" that is an indoor ski run. Everybody raves about it. Of course to us it looked piffley as we are used to the ski runs of the White Mountains.
Well I had a go along with my 5 nieces & nephews.......believe me it is harder than it looks! It was great fun though!