Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Underwhelmed then a nice surprise...

Hello all,how are you today?
Well after months of hearing about  The Range  being opened and people raving about it..we decided to go and see what all the fuss was about..i was totally underwhelmed..i think its a mix of Wilko's,B&M and Home Bargains..the only plus points i could see were the vast Craft Sections,Paintings and Wallpaper but even some of those were over priced and i can get them cheaper elsewhere..it did have some very nice stuff but i was disappointed especially after all the hype. The staff seemed friendly but were not that busy..i am not sure if i would go back..maybe to stock up on Card and Paints for the girls but nothing else.
Well we enjoyed the walk anyway..it was sunny but chilly..we got home to discover the Postman had been and left me a parcel..i love getting parcels in  the post..he brought me this..






 A huge decal..i am aware some of it is not straight but believe me ladies it took all my patience to do it..each saying is individual and very sticky..i am not that tall and had to stand on a chair to do it..some colourful words were muttered under my breath..
I used the role it was wrapped in to make a wreath..its a mini one and we are going to make an Easter wreath..
 Then a phone call from my Daughter Heather asking me if i still wanted the unit she offered me last year..of course i did. So 20 minutes later my Son-in-law Sam turned up with it..its lovely and i have plans for it..we will be furniture moving tomorrow and having a shufty with bits and bobs.
So ladies have you ever heard the hype and then been totally underwhelmed with something.
sara

9 comments:

  1. I agree with you about The Range, some people love it and I just don't see the same appeal, it's not bad, it's just I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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    1. No i won't be making a special trip to it again any time soon..
      sara

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  2. I'm glad your 'colourful words' were muttered under your breath and not stuck to the wall with the rest of the decal ;-)

    I'm totally under-whelmed with a lot of this type of shop, they all seem to be the same, selling the same things just a slightly different layout and with bored staff loitering behind the counters that don't know much about the products they are selling.

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    1. Haha..i was getting frustrated with the flipping thing..its a good job no-one heard me..
      I was so underwhelmed..only good thing was the walk there and back..all the same these shops..i suppose for something specific they aren't bad but its a "no from me"
      sara

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  3. I found The Range had some good quality fruit bushes and bulbs last year but I think it may be a bit early for these. I like the craft supplies too. B & M and Home Bargains only seem to have packet food here.

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    1. We never even found the outdoor section..craft supplies were good at a nice price as well..our B&M,Home Bargains sell allsorts..i admit i love going to them more than a supermarket..
      sara

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  4. I love that unit just as it is but ohhhhhhh what a great decoupage project it would be... just saying :-)

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    1. O Cherie..you and me think the same..soon as i saw it last year i thought it would look good painted and papered lol..but for now its got to stay as is,,well until the weather gets warmer and i will do it.
      sara

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  5. Your welcome mum, i look forward to pictures of its makeover xx

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