A couple of weekends ago was a pretty unusual one for us. Last year we’d booked tickets to see Derren Brown’s latest show, Miracle in Manchester and our weekend of fun ahead had finally arrived. So, you might not know I’ve now got a fancy DSLR camera, and it’s been a bit hard to resist a photo opportunity everywhere I go. It’s great fun and practice. But the weekend started when we had to leave our pooch in a dog’s kennel for one night. Pain-ful. We’re inseparable and had to sleep without him at our friend’s house (it was too late to collect him when we got back).
WHERE WE ATE: Our friend recommended a fabulous little bistro called Alberts in Didsbury, serving heaven on a plate in al fresco fashion. All the food was very artisan, but after a huge breakfast before we set off, all I could muster was a light delicious avocado and king prawn salad. And after sampling a little bit of everyone’s (couldn’t resist), we all ordered some brownie bites and sticky toffee pudding to share. In the evening we shared some tapas style starters at the Harvester; their mac and cheese bites were scrummy but it was a long wait and far too loud to hear ourselves talk.
WHERE WE VISITED: Having fun time to spare, another recommendation was to head to the Imperial War Museum near the BBC and ITV buildings. Surprisingly it’s free to get in, although parking was £5 for a couple of hours. I really didn’t expect to see part of a Twin Tower structure from 9/11 which was really sad, but the whole museum is worth a visit. You’ll need a lot of time though as there’s so much to read. Far too many wars for my liking.
WHAT WE SAW: As for Derren Brown, it was a great show and worth Brown’s comedy alone, but after eating, I felt a bit too full to relax when he tried to hypnotise us collectively. It was a great show and although I think his previous show was far better (sorry Derren), I would recommend getting a ticket for any future shows if you can.
WHERE WE WALKED: It was a bit of a drive to Northwich where we were sleeping after the show. After a delicious cooked breakfast made by friends, we finally picked up Hans from the kennel and too him for a long stroll along the River Weaver. Oh my, he was so happy to see us when picked him up.
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