Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Manchester - I wanna be adored

I had a wonderful bank holiday weekend in the city of Manchester with my friend Emma and celebrating two of my best friends birthdays in Cardiff. Happy Birthday Sarah and Laura! Here are some of my photos from my trip to Manchester...

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Books and booze, bank holiday essentials.

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I went to Manchester Museum where I looked at all the minerals, the John Rylands library (bit of a busman's holiday) and for a dance in 42nd Street.

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I really enjoyed the People's History Museum, there were a few mentions of south Wales Chartist and socialist past which I loved and there was a strong focus on labour history and women's involvement in it. Well worth a visit if you are in Manchester.

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The next day was a much more girly affair and I went for afternoon tea at Sugar Junction, I chose a gorgeous Jubilee tea with a hint of citrus and it was served with a lemon cupcake, selection of sandwiches, tarts and fudge. Yum! We explored the city and I did some shopping and got a lovely ring from Afflecks. I had a great time in Manchester and after my third visit I know where I like to hang out and how to get around. You are so lucky if you are from Manchester, it is such a wonderful city. I love the feeling of the place, the accent and the people. Really hope to have another trip there in the summer and possibly pop to Liverpool and Sheffield too.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, back to work now *sigh*

Gemma
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24 comments:

  1. Looks like a great weekend all in all, I haven't been to Manchester in such a long time, this post makes me want to visit again.
    p.s If you come to Sheffield in the summer, I'm so meeting you! xxx

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    1. You need to pop to Sugar Junction, it was lovely! Me, you and Danielle need a summer meet up :) xx

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  2. Love Manchester! Peoples History museum is my fave :)

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    1. Loved it, really want to go back again in the summer now. So much more I want to see x

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  3. I spend so much tim in manc with my OH and uni that I almost feel like I live there. Ohh did you know I did live there for a year ....4 years ago now. I love manchester too. :] Glad you had a good time, next time you come manc you should jump on a train to Blackpool or ill come and meet you in Manc for a brew! OR we should meet at manc and go see Alice in sheffield! xx

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    1. Yes! Might pursuade my friends to go on a Blackpool road trip :) Me, you and Alice need a Northern summer adventure xx

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  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time...the afternoon tea looks fab!
    x

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  5. I love the pictures, I hope to visit Manchester one day! I swear there will be many tears of joy if I ever do get to take a holiday over the pond. I love the pictures, especially of the old books and bookcases. You look fabulous, love your leather jacket.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. I work with books all day and spend my weekend with them too :) Thanks hun, not stopped wearing my jacket since I got it x

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  6. Looks like such an awesome time, I really must visit Manchester it looks ace!

    dp
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    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  7. Looks like you had a really great time. I've lived in manchester for almost 6 years and I haven't been to the manchester museum yet. It is on me and the bf's to do list tho :) xx

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  8. I have never been to Manchester, looks like you had a great time. The afternoon tea looks yummy!

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  9. I've only ever been to Manchester Trafford Centre, not the actual city itself, but I'm tempted to pay a visit now just because of that afternoon tea! (: My friend's at uni there so may be a good excuse for a visit. xx

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  10. Ah look at all those old books - so pretty, and that tea sounds delicious.

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  11. I have never been to Manchester but my boyfriend's brother lives there so I am going to have to make a visit!

    Maria xxx

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  12. I've only ever been to Manchester with work, I'd like to go back for a proper nose around; you look like you had such a great trip, I love that on your trip away you went to a library! Can't escape the books! :) xxx

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    1. haha I bought a post card that says 'I sleep with books' in Manchester too :) Such a fab place xx

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  13. Love Manchester! I've only been there a couple of times (and both times it rained), but still left with a wonderful feeling :) Sheffield's good too, although it's tiiiny, and you know I love Liverpool ;) xxx

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    1. It has rained or been grey whenever I have been but I still loved it. Need to visit Liverpool and meet a Miles Kane lookalike ;) xx

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  14. Lovely pics!
    I love Manchester too, I have visited a couple of times. I am yet to find Afflecks, and I am desperate to! Everyone says it is fab.
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Afflecks was really close to the Arndale in the Northern Quarter. Think I went down the side of Debenhams? Well worth a look xx

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  15. Great photographs, I love Manchester!
    Those cupcakes look to dieee :)

    Drea @ Drea's Junkyard

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  16. Glad you had a great time love. I really want a cupcake now ;)

    Is that the red lace dress I gave you? You look HOT!!

    xx

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  17. I'm glad that it didn't get snowed off after :)
    Looks like you had a great time, that afternoon tea looks amazing! xx

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