Looking through adverts for what’s on in the local area when I found an flyer for the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. The Russian State Ballet is performing there on the 11th,12th and 13th of January. That would make it posssible to combine some serious retail therapy with an evening at the ballet. If you like the idea but don’t want to stay in Blackpool try a rural retreat not too far away. Ring 01995 640398 to check for availability.