Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tour De France Sheffield

This weekend is a pretty special weekend  in Sheffield-the Tour De France is here tomorrow and so to get into the spirit of things today we took the girls and Ruben into the city centre as there were lots of things going off.

We went past the luminarium, which we visited back in 2010, and into Sheffield Cathedral to see the Art exhibit of yarn bombed bicycles! We liked the Viking one from York. It's all part of the Yorkshire Art festival, Ruben liked the Mr Men bike:



Was nice to wander around the Cathedral too as we haven't been in there for years. Bit too loud for us though with the organist practicing....

Then we headed through the huge food market, which had food from all over Europe-the smells were amazing. We bought ice creams and sat in the very busy Peace Gardens to watch the Tour De France's stage 1 on a big screen TV before some pesky kids drenched us kicking water out of the little pools there and we decided to head into the Winter Gardens/Millenium Galleries. We found a countdown clock, and a very grubby looking Ruben happily stood for a photo, the girls politely declined-still a bit miffed about our drenching outside. Tutu's are no fun when wet apparently....


A paper bike coming out of a book!


Inside the gallery were lots of yellow t-shirts individually designed and hung up. We googled on my phone the relevance of the yellow shirt since none of us actually know that much about the Tour De France-always strewing here....


Back through the food market via the Eiffel Tower!!


We saw someone walk past us with a cone of these and HAD to have some, churros and chocolate sauce...they were epiclly yummy....


Quick trip to the book shop, where hubby treated me to the new Caitlin Moran book ;D and a trip to Poundland to stock up on loom bands, which the girls are thoroughly enjoying making bracelets with at the moment. Back home for homemade pizzas :)


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