Sunday, 21 February 2016

New York Haul 2016

On Friday I got back from the best trip of my life thus far. I went to New York for four days with my school and had an amazing experience. Something that I am going to write about in detail soon.

We were given some time to do a bit of shopping so I, obviously, bought some things from various shops around Times Square and some of the major monuments that I went to. Things that I thought I would share with you all.

Now I am not a major girly girl, which I'm sure most of you will know by now, so I didn't by any makeup or underwear or fancy clothes like a lot girls did on the trip. In fact the majority of my money was spent on food because ..... I like food. But I did buy some other stuff.

We went to see two shows so I obviously bought a programme for both of them in order to remember the show. But I didn't know that a programme in America is actually the Playbill (which are free) and the programmes that they sell us are more like our brouchers that have photos of the production. But I usually buy them too so I was fine with that really. Oh the two shows that I went to see were The Color Purple and School of Rock. As well as this I bought a t-shirt from both of the Productions. The Color Purple, for people who do not know, was first a book which is a part of my wider reading in English so I bought that at the show since I don't have a physical copy of the book and ... well it looked cool. From School of Rock I bought these coasters that are in the shape of vinyls because my dad has something similar which I keep asking if I can have and he keeps saying no so I bought something similar for my uni room.

We went to Radio City Music Hall and I met a Rockette (so I got a photo of me meeting her) but I also got a top that says 'Rockette' on it in order to remember the occasion.

Now my friend has had a really bad year thus far. She has already lost a few relatives and one of her grandad's had a stroke and whilst I was away another relative passed away. She collects Tsum Tsum's so in order to cheer her up I decided that I would buy her a tsum tsum from the Disney Store on Times Square. This is a limited Edition Statue of Liberty Minnie Mouse which has actually made her day. I'm a good friend!
Whilst in the Disney Store I saw a Minnie Top which turned her into the Statue of Liberty and I just thought, I want this. So I bought myself that as well.

I have always wanted a Hard Rock Cafe top so I decided to go into the Hard Rock Cafe top to get one. They didn't have the top that I wanted but they did have a beautiful jumper that I knew would come in handy when I was in Tech Week because it was warm but light weight so I could wear my leotard and tights under it so I invested in that as well.

We also went up the Empire State Building and I knew that I wanted to get a snowglobe whilst in America (I have a small collection of them and I want to collect as many as possible) so I bought one that had the major landmarks in it from there. As well as this I bought a guide book because I also have a fair few of them from various trips and we didn't get a lot of time in the building itself so I wanted to learn some more about the building.

Even though I was told not to, I bought something for my mum and dad. It's a New York Skyline paper weight (which dad is already trying to convince mum to let him take to work) and a bar of Hershey's chocolate each because neither of them have tried them before.
I also bought my grandparents a New York Thimble. My Grandma has collected them for as long as I can remember and I don't think they've ever left England, let alone the continent, so I thought that that would be a nice little present for them.

Finally when waiting in Duty Free to board the plan I bought myself a copy of The Martian by Andy Weir because .... well I wanted to read the book before I saw the film and it was there so why not.

So year, that's what I bought whilst in New York. My adventures whilst on this trip will be uploaded shortly but I thought that this might be something sweet for you all to read first.

Any holiday plans this year? Please let me know in the comments down below.

Book Total of 2016 - 10