Good Times In Manchester

 
I took Sexy Hubby for a trip down my memory lane when we flew to Manchester for four days. The last time I had visited was almost three years ago with two friends, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our year there. I was happy to be back!

So what did we do? We were welcomed by friends on the Saturday and had lunch at their place, before meeting with the lady I used to work for. I was a bit shocked to be told that she was hosting her son’s engagement party that night; he will somehow always be a cute four-year-old boy to me…

The evening was spent first in a Spanish bar the two of us alone, then in the pub with eight friends, followed by a delicious Indian meal… Sexy Hubby – who has lived in the UK too – and I do miss the pub culture!

On Sunday, after a hearty full English breakfast in a local cafΓ© and a walk around the village, our friends took us for a lovely drive in the Peak District. We then visited the beautiful town of Buxton, where we thoroughly enjoyed our cream tea (yes, I miss that too!).

On Monday, after another lovely English breakfast and a coffee at a friend, we took the metro into Manchester itself. The plan was to show Sexy Hubby the centre of town and do some shopping. After a short walk we found a pub we liked and decided to sit outside, as it was not cold. Well, two men started talking to us – one of the reasons I loved my year in Manchester so much is that I came across so many friendly people. The trouble is, we did not leave for the next three hours, and even ended up having dinner at the Hard Rock CafΓ© together! We managed a mad rush to the shops to get a couple of presents before closing time and that was it. As we were flying back at lunchtime the following day, Monday was our only opportunity for a bit of sightseeing…

In the words of Sexy Hubby: “We will have to come back then”!

 

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17 thoughts on “Good Times In Manchester

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      We did, on both counts! πŸ™‚ Glad you like the photos. Would LOVE an Irish holiday, believe me!! xx

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Glad I managed to inspire you! πŸ˜‰
      If you need any tips or infos, you know where to find us…

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  1. Trish

    Great photos, especially the warmth that emanates from the first shot. And how could I not love that last pic – a handsome happy couple x

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      You are too kind! Since your hubby was not handling the camera we managed to keep our heads… πŸ˜‰ xx

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  2. Lesley Beeton

    That’s exactly what weekends away are for – fab food, friends, relaxing.
    Your photos capture the beauty and diversity of England.
    So pleased that the weather was kind to you πŸ™‚

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Indeed, and more coming up now with meeting up with my friend in London! πŸ™‚
      Wish you could have met there too!
      As for the photos, your analysis is very good, as it is exactly what I tried to do with my selection… xx

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  3. older mum in a muddle

    Wonderful set of photos…. especially the last one, what a handsome couple. Sounds like you had a fab time. I haven’t been to Manchester now for a while – once upon a time I used to travel across the Peninnes once a week to buy my vinyl from Eastern Bloc records.

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Really? I can picture you doing this. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the compliments! I am always happy to go back to Manchester and always enjoy myself. xx

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    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Thank you, Emma! Yes, we did have a fab time, and I think it shows on that last photo!! πŸ˜‰ xx

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