Science, industry, cupcakes and handbags

Yesterday my boyfriend and I had the unenviable task of entertaining a high maintenance seven year old girl (his niece). It was a sunny February day, and we decided to venture into the city to see whether she would enjoy some of the other things Manchester has to offer before the inevitable trip to The Disney Store and Build a Bear.

Our first stop was the Museum of Science and Industry (aka MOSI)  which I’m ashamed to say I haven’t visited properly since I was at school myself! There is so much to offer here and we didn’t look round it all, but a visit to the Air and Space Hall is well worth it to see a collection of Manchester-made aircraft, cars and bikes. Big items = big wows from kids!

MOSI

MOSI avro planeMOSI air and space hall

This attention-grabbing digital sculpture adorns the entrance hall… Also, check out this early computer –it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come! The mobile phones we use now have more power than this gigantic thing!

MOSI digital sculptureMOSI early computer
And whilst over that side of town we couldn’t resist popping into Hey Little Cupcake for a treat! Tucked away next to Nando’s in Spinningfields I do wonder if they get much passing trade, but it’s a cute spot for coffee and a cupcake.

Hey Little CupcakeHLC cupcake shop
I have every intention of exploring more of this fantastic city, as I’m certain I’ve only scratched the surface! And, yes, my boyfriend’s niece had a great time – she was tired out by the end and had a snooze whilst watching The Princess and the Frog.

And I dressed for the occasion in this, my new cricket jumper which I just love, and was also sporting my new Michael Kors Hamilton Tote bag. Hooray for a classic, decent-sized leather handbag that will last me years and is worthy of holding my Vivienne Westwood purse (Christmas gift) and iPhone. I can finally separate my keys into their own compartment and rest easy that nothing is getting damaged in there!

Cricket jumperMichael Kors Hamilton ToteMichael Kors bagShopping outfitRegiment of DreamersBag by Michael Kors, necklace from Fairytales and Hidden Notes, cricket jumper from Joe Browns

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