Last Friday, Samuel and I had no plans at all so we decided to just head into Manchester and see what happened. The first thing to happen was that Samuel was sick all down himself on the train, ruining his coat, all his clothes, his footmuff and the straps of his buggy. Following a quick change and a wipe down, he was back into his buggy, happy as Larry. A side note, if you're on a train and see a mum on her own trying to clean up a squirmy toddler, don't just move to the other end of the carriage, try offering some help...
Anyway. Once we arrived in Manchester, after a quick visit to Primark for a spare set of clothes to replace the spare set Samuel was now wearing, we went to Manchester Art Gallery for a play in the Clore Interactive Gallery. We borrowed a sensory bag from the information desk which contained lots of different textured items for Samuel to explore. True to form, he picked up a rubber ball and wandered around the gallery holding it.
After we'd been to the Gallery we headed to the Virgin Money Lounge so that Samuel could have a sleep and I could have a coffee in peace. The staff there are very welcoming and are happy for the two of us to just come along and use their facilities - and the great thing is, everything is free if you are a Virgin Money customer!
Refreshed, the two of us went to MOSI for a run around the Experiment gallery where Samuel played in the soft play area and had a good look around at all the flashing lights.
On the way home, he was sick again... poor Samuel :(