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A Weekend Back Up North | Manchester

October 3, 2016

It was so wonderful to head back up to Manchester a couple of weekends ago. I kinda felt it was time, almost 3 months since we’d moved away.

Manchester formed quite a huge part of my life and we still have friends who live there. I’m glad to have this connection with the city though as it’s going to be nice to return as and when I can. A few plans fell through but in the end Ms M and I made our own plans and ended up doing some great things instead.





On the Saturday we decided to head to Tatton Park and visit the gardens. The summer season coming to an end we got to catch the last of the flowers on show as well. It was lovely to have an afternoon away from my phone, catching up with a good friend.

We turned up in time for afternoon tea at the Gardener’s Cottage too, which was a wonderful treat. Beautiful sandwiches using produce grown at Tatton as well as wonderfully warm, fresh out of the oven scones. It was just wonderful and the service was fab- I highly recommend booking in.




Another thing we got to see was where some of the produce is grown. It was amazing to see these gardens with giant vegetables and fruit (mainly apples at this time of the year!) I was super impressed you could buy produce Tatton wasn’t going to use either, if I hadn’t have been travelling by train I would’ve indulged! The Roald Dahl centenary exhibition/trail was also on. I especially loved the BFG’s chair. I made Ms M sit on Sophie’s!





We had a leisurely evening on the Saturday, heading to Dog Bowl for dinner. After which we went home, watched movies and drank tea. Very relaxing after all that walking!

On Sunday we met up with Dr C for breakfast. Heading to Common to enjoy their offerings- I highly recommend brekkie here! We couldn’t stop ourselves from having Prosecco at Albert’s Schloss and shopping til we dropped either. I spent a small fortune on Joe Malone perfume as a treat…

So yeah, it was a rather bumper packed weekend and I was pretty much in need of another weekend when I got back to Worcester! It was totally worth it though and I’ll be back next month too!

Have you been to Manchester recently? What should I check out for my return visit (that’s new and I may not have seen since leaving). Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply fashionandstylepolice October 5, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I live close to Manchester and go quite often. Love the photos.

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      I miss Manchester muchly! It’s such a great place.

  • Reply Jemma October 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Looks like you had a great time in Manchester. I haven’t been for years and would love to go back.

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      It’s such a wonderful city, well worth a revisit.

  • Reply Sharon r October 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I live about an hour from Manchester so try and get there occasionally.My fave pub has to be The Gas Lamp.Its nothing glam , just a subterranean bar in an old children’s mission near Spinningfields. I also like Richmond Tea Rooms near Canal st and Propertea at the cathedral.Really wanting to visit the new cat cafe ..x

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I love the Gas Lamp, it was a favourite of mine. Not sure how I feel about the cat cafe…

  • Reply Lisa | That British Betty October 3, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Despite being a Mancunian, I have never been to Tatton Park before – it looks so lovely! We were also in Dog Bowl this weekend! Small world eh?! 🙂

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Oh my you need to head there! You can get there by train if you don’t have a car, well worth a visit 🙂

  • Reply Oliver October 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Looks like you had a fab time! I live only minutes away from Dog Bowl but have never been for a meal… how was it? Oh, and if you’re thinking of coming back this weekend, check out the food and drink festive on in Albert Square!

    Oliver x

    • Reply MissPond October 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      It was pretty good, I enjoyed it after a long day! Next time I’m back is December, bring on the markets 🙂

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