Ideal Home Christmas..

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What more can you ask for on a Sunday than to have a mosey round?  Well that’s exactly what I did today at the Ideal Home show at Event City.  After fighting for a space at the Traffic Centre we arrived to a winter wonderland with an array of food, house bits and randomness.  I loved it!

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Manchester Picnic…

Today me and the O/H stumbled across the manchester picnic.  The event is running Friday to Sunday at Piccadilly Gardens with an array of food vendors such as Matilda’s, Fire & Salt BBQ and Piggy Smalls.  There’s also entertainment on such as DJs and singers.  We caught a gent doing a fantastic acoustic set, unfortunately I didn’t catch his name.  The food is fab, good prices and a lovely atmosphere.

Get yourselves down there!

Facebook.com/TheManchesterPicnic

 

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My poor attempt at pictures!

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Happy Manchester Day!!!

In honour of all my fellow Mancunians. Happy Manchester Day.  Have a mint time!

And to all those who are not from his great city then get researching these words and phrases.  You’ll fit right in.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/mancunian-sayings-guide-common-words-6465030

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Cuckoo Prestwich…

It’s  4pm on a Saturday and I still have the worst hangover…  It can only mean one thing.  A bloody good night at Cuckoo Prestwich!

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The independent bar on Bury New Road has been up and running for quite a few months but i’ve never had the chance to go; until they introduced a new pizza wood burning oven and for one night only the pizzas were half price!

Unfortunately I was that hungry I didn’t take a piccie myself but he’s the Alegro pizza  I ordered taken from their twitter account.

 

Taken from @cuckooprestwich

Taken from @cuckooprestwich

Although small, it was an incredibly tasty and flavoursome delight with capers and anchovies.

The Gin and tonics weren’t too bad either!

Over all a fantastic addition to the social scene in North Manchester, I can’t wait to go back.

 

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Old Granada Studios…

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Old Granada Studios.  after it closed it’s doors for the last time as a bona fide Television dream centre in January it really has had a resurgence after Alied london took over.  With the Corrie tour, vintage and food markets and now the ITV World Cup fan park.

I worked at Granada Quay Street for three years until we moved down the road to the shiny new Media City in Salford.  Although it may have been a little tired you could really feel the television magic running through the corridors and studios.  You literally didn’t know who or what you’d bump into day to day!  I tell you if those walls could talk!

I think it’s fantastic that this building has a new chance at life and has not been knocked down like the BBC building on Oxford Road.

Old Granada Studios will be hosting weekly events, this weekend includes the BITE market, vinatge fair and the British Street Food Awards.  Get yourself down there!

http://oldgranadastudios.com

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The Woodland Spa review…

On Saturday a couple of friends and I headed down to the Woodland Spa in Burnley for a nice relaxing day and we were not disappointed.  We chose to partake in the Thermal Experience and afternoon tea purchased through Lastminute.com

Upon arriving in reception we were greeted by a friendly member of staff who talked us through the day and showed us to the changing rooms.

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Reception

The robe, towel and flip flops were waiting for us in the lockers, a nice touch I thought.

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Upon entering the Spa we we’re instantly relaxed, the heat and the beautiful aroma made us feel at ease.  We we’re instructed to go to each thermal area in a particular order, this included steam room, sauna even ice bucket showers!  During this time we could relax in the hot tubs both inside and  in the outside area, where a cocktail or wine was served if you so wish!

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Fancy a cocktail?

Fancy a cocktail?

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After a relaxing morning and early afternoon it was time to stuff out little faces in the bar area upstairs.

My word did we stuff our faces, the afternoon tea is plentiful and delicious.

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All for me!

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Mmmmmm!

Mmmmmm!

Without a doubt I would go back again to The Woodland Spa.

http://www.thewoodlandspa.com/

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paid in full     This review was paid for by me and is impartial.