Across the road from the hotel where I stay in Manchester is the biggest shopping centre in the UK. It opened in September 1998 and is called The Trafford Centre. It cost over £600 million to build and contains all the usual shops you would expect to find. What I find different is its opulence. £40,000 worth of gold leaf was used to decorate its columns and statues.
When you step inside the entrance hall it is more like a 5 star hotel than a shopping mall.
Beyond the marble staircase there is a gigantic dining area themed as an ocean liner with swimming pool and a stage.
Surrounding this area are many restaurants and eating establishments as well as a cinema.
Welcome to my blog
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!