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Friday Night Food Fight Review…

Sorry this post took so long but i’ve only just managed to waddle over to my laptop after the amount of food I ate on Friday night.

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As I walked into the Great Northern on Friday night I really didn’t know what to expect.  As you walk around the corner, following the beat of the music was a whole other world.  Food glorious food!

After deciding what to have over a fruity cider (a little expensive at £4.80) I went for the Amy Swinehouse from Piggy Smalls.

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A hotdog in a fantastically light brioche bun with pulled pork.  Wow!  Not something to eat on a first date as I ended up with more round my face than in my mouth!

But I wasn’t finished yet.. after debating for quite a while (why could I not eat it all??) I went for a nachos pie??  No me neither..  Look what I got!!

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Genius!  Nachos in a Doritos bag!  Unfortunately they’d ran out of brisket so pulled pork again for me, oh what a shame.  With fantastic food, fantastic tunes and a great atmosphere.  Same time next week?!

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University life…


To all the people who are moving to University Good Luck!  To all the people who are coming to Manchester Congratulations!!

Welcome to the best years of your life.  Manchester is such a vibrant, varied city with enough bars, music and shops that you can shake a drunken finger at.

My advice to all your freshers is to really live your life to the full.  For many this is the first time you have moved away from home, from your friends and are embarking on a brand new adventure.

Embrace every moment of it, I know myself what an exciting but daunting experience it can be.  My word of advice would be – don’t care too much about what other people think.  Don’t follow the crowd.  If you want to do a certain something then do it!  This is the time for you to be who you want to be.

Work hard, play hard and enjoy.


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.





Old Granada Studios…


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!