Summer Is Not Cancelled!

With Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII, and Glastonbury missing its 50th birthday celebrations, we’re all feeling a bit low about this summer. But never fear, we’ve put our thinking hats on and we’re here to tell you how you can recreate some of the fun and excitement at home…kind of:

Game, Set, Match!

With no Wimbledon this year (sad times) you can still recreate your own slice of The Championships. Are your whites looking a little grey? Has that racket seen better days?  No need to have a John McEnroe tantrum, you can head to George Yard Shopping Centre and grab some new summer whites from Peacocks with some amazing discounts ( ).

Perhaps it’s not so much about the game but the experience? Why not head off for a picnic in the park or garden with some juicy strawberries (and cream, or course!), chilled Robinsons squash or a glass of Pimm’s whilst you soak up the summer sun.  And if you’re missing the game itself then we have a sneaky feeling that the BBC will be showing some classic replays to recreate that atmosphere. 

Glastonbury Glory Days

Gutted about missing Glastonbury? Well, we’re here to help ease the disappointment.  Why not set up a tent in your back garden, or if you don’t want to brave the outdoors, you could set up a sound system in your front room. CEX  has a selection of 2nd hand Bluetooth speakers for you to play all the best music from bands who have appeared at Glastonbury over the years.

Now, no festival is complete without the frenzy of festival fashion – to get the latest festival make up trends, try Claire’s ,Boots or Superdrug online or instore for your one stop festival glam shop.  Fingers crossed for some good old British weather, and we can almost guarantee it’s bound to feel like you’re at Glastonbury but at least you won’t have to queue for the toilets!

Missing the Beautiful Game?

With no Euro Championships, you can still get involved from the comfort of your home.  Wear your team kit, put up the flag bunting and get in the snacks and watch all the re-runs you can find on TV.  And if that gets you in the mood for a game, you can add goal posts in the garden or head to the park to recreate your favourite goals with the family. 

You’ll find some fabulous outdoor sports toys at Poundland and after 90 minutes you could even add in extra time and teach yourself or your kids a new European language – WHSmith has a selection of self-taught language phrase books.

Whatever your summer feels or looks like, we can guarantee that George Yard Shopping Centre will offer you all the latest in retail. With more shops starting to re-open, we hope to see you back here soon to bag a bargain.  In the meantime, please stay safe and keep in touch!