Now my little man is 18 months, he loves nothing more than showing off how independent he is!
During a very quick (3 shops) shopping trip in The Glades, my son kept trying to take me into the newish Partica shop - He was fascinated with all the balloons around the doorway!
Being the softy that I am, and also keen to move on to the next shop without a tantrum I enquired to see how much the balloons cost and was surprised and overjoyed to find I could buy a plain normal looking blue balloon for 64p! The staff were lovely and helpful, they filled the balloon with helium and attached a length of ribbon for me (all included in the 64p!). This kept my little man very happy and busy whilst I finished our shopping off and lasted the next day too! If you don't want to be as northern (thrifty!) as me, you can choose a novelty balloon - they had winnie the pooh ones for £3! (beats the rip off £5 for a small balloon or £7.50 for a large the street guy outside Next charges!!!) I certainly know where my son will be dragging me next time we're in The Glades, and I'll be more than happy to part with 64p to see the joy a balloon can bring! Maybe next time we will pick a red balloon!
Partica - Fancy dress and party supplies shop on the lower level of The Glades.
Emma in Bromley x