Unfolding 2018 | 01


- Monday

Starting the week as I meant it to go on (which apparently means with wet hair), I took myself out for a Monday wander (as is my ever, I-just-can't-be-inside-for-too-long want) along the canal (when it started to rain which, surprise surprise, I wasn't prepared for, with neither a hood nor brella in tow) into the city (on Bank Holiday Monday, and purely to buy 'bits' for the evening's roast), by way of one of my favourite streets which I talk more about here.

 The beautiful Principal Hotel Manchester (aka my new neighbour!)

The beautiful Principal Hotel Manchester (aka my new neighbour!)

 Meeting with Artysnibs in HOME

Meeting with Artysnibs in HOME

- Wednesday

One of the first times I’d ventured out properly for days (i.e. not just to go to a supermarket), with the best kind of excuse in meeting Joyce at HOME for a catch up. Opting for an English Breks and to longingly stare at the lump of butter not used for the wedge of bread that accompanied Joyce's soup, I came away from our natter with a smile on my face and some rather glorious (fancy-shmanz) pens of the don't-bleed-into-the-pages-of-my-Licktummy variety in my bag!

 Catching up with Sus and Karen in Grindsmith

Catching up with Sus and Karen in Grindsmith

 Jess tucking into her vegan breakfast in Trof

Jess tucking into her vegan breakfast in Trof

 My sunny sunbeam, Jess

My sunny sunbeam, Jess

 Jess doing Manchester good

Jess doing Manchester good

- Thursday

Kicking off the day with a trip to PKB with Sus, little Elizabeth (who had a hot choc that I swooned over), and Karen (first time catching up face to face, us two, since the first time we met back in June 2017)  I went on to meet Jess in Grindsmith, where we spent time together chatting, and encouraging, and championing boss-lady ideas, before snapping photos in front of Great Northern, Radisson Blu, Central Library, and One St Peter’s Square. Taking advantage of their 50%-off-in-January food offer (we'd be fools not to...right?!), we visited Trof, where I opted for the turkey and smoked bacon sarnie (because, chips on the side) which turned out to be a burger...making it all the more I-wasn't-expecting-that enjoyable!

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- Sunday

After a quiet Friday (that only saw me leave the house on a sunny day - GASP! - at 4pm to have my boots re-heeled), and a visit-to-Prestwich Saturday (starting that hunt-down-areas-to-hunt-down-houses in), Sunday (aka the day before it all was to begin) dawned bright and blue-crystal-clear of sky, beckoning me out for another one of those to-the-canal wanders that saw me with I'll-pretend-you're-not-there geese and swans ('you want to take my picture? Oh, go on then!') and quiet pathways for company, easy moments soothing wanders ahead of the try-to-cram-in-last-minute-shopping ones that weren't quite so favourable (*shakes fists at the High Street*).  


- How did the first week of the new year treat you, friends?