Friday, 27 November 2015

Friday Fun Day

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Welcome once again to my Friday Fun Day, hope you enjoy looking.

I just thought you might like to see these. If you know Sheffield (South Yorkshire) you may already be familiar with them.

It was a quarter of a century ago that Meadowhall opened its doors to South Yorkshire customers in 1990 and to mark the milestone, 11 heart sculptures have been created and sent to charities, community groups and other partners from across the city to decorate for the ‘Meadowhall Hearts’ exhibition.

We often take my mum shopping there though dad prefers to stay at home (this will make sense to you later). 
We usually refer to it as a shopping centre but I guess our American friends would call it a shopping Mall.

So here are a few of them.








This brings back memories for us as a family as we were some of the first people to visit it. 
There is a little story here because my father ended up on the local news. 

My mum and I had gone into a shop and the men as usual waited outside (it was a girly shop Lol!), when we came out they couldn't wait to tell us that Calendar news had interviewed dad while we were in the shop.
We didn't give it another thought until it came on in the evening and there he was.

The presenter asked him what he thought of the shopping experience and dad said.......

'It's Mayhem! absolute Mayhem!' 
I can understand what he meant though as the place was so busy you could hardly move, good old dad, tell it how it is!
Still the news people obviously liked it.

Hope you enjoyed my little story and thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too if you like.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela x

14 comments:

  1. Good morning Angela. What fab hearts....spreading the love :-) Love the tale you told about your dad too :-)
    Have a great week,
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  2. Never got around to commenting for woyww!! So now I can say hi on Friday. Love your dad's comment. At this time of year it is mayhem worldwide.
    sandra de @12

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  3. I've never seen balloons like that before, how awesome!! have a great weekend Angela! hugs :)

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  4. What a fabulous way for your shopping centre to celebrate a milestone - those sculptural hearts are awesome. Love the 'Dad Story'...I can see it all! xo

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  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate. They look beautiful and lots of fun. I loved the story about your Dad Angela. Sounds like my Mum. She would say it as it was too. Barbxx

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  6. Oh Angela, what a lovely post! I loved the story! And the 'hearts' are beautiful and original and colourful and much else!
    Thank you for sharing. Also thank you for visiting me earlier,
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  7. What a great post, Angela. Love the hearts - all so different. As for your dad's comment, typical man take on a shopping experience lol lol!!! Just what my dad would have said! They should have asked a woman.

    Shoshi

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  8. I love the heart sculptures (much better than the cows in Manchester a few years ago), they are beautiful and the story about your dad is brilliant! It certainly made me smile - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Typical man!!!! My dad would have said the same!!! Thank the Lord for Amazon as my dad loves to shop on there!!!
    Lovely hearts.
    Hugs
    xx

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  10. Great story Angela, beautiful decorated hearts.
    Do you know I have never been to
    Meadowhall yet.. think it would be to crowded for me.LOL
    Pam x

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  11. LOL, men! My husband is exactly the same! My son likes shopping but only if we're buying something for him! I love these sculpture trails - we had Gromit and Shaun the Sheep in Bristol and the rugby mascot in Gloucester. They add interest to your regular shopping trips! Have a great weekend, Angela!

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  12. Ah! What a great story you shared!! I love your Dad's words- heeheehee made me laugh aloud!! xo

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  13. Wow I can't believe that Meadowhall is 25 years old. All Yorkshire men are the same aren't they lol xx

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  14. I love the hearts, especially the one in the third photo down, and the story about your dad. I don't think you have to be a Yorkshire man to feel that way about shopping. Kate x

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