The Gincident- A boat full of gin in Manchester

You may remember back in 2012 I went on a little cruise from Castlefield along to Media City and there was a LOT of gin involved, aka the Gincident. Well I’ve been lucky enough to have just been on another one- what’s not to like about a boat full of gin? The Liquorists run these jaunts. Er. stop reading now if you dont want to hear more good things about why I love these guys… Ok,…

Rough Guides- Vintage London Book Review

Ah London, the big smoke. Some of you know I went to university in London. Vast, cosmopolitan, ever-changing, densely populated, and with a huge variety of different neighbourhoods. Like any large city it has its good points and bad points, the tube on a hot summers day for example… But one of the best and most exciting things for me personally is the sheer amount of vintage goings on in the city. The vintage scene is…

Vintage Interiors at MOSI

I’ve been very sporadic in posting recently which I apologise for, I’ve had some health problems recently which I’ll talk about in due course but not just yet. Anyway I wanted to tell you about the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, I’ve been loads of times, but it is so big that you can never get around it in one visit. Today, with the family, we stumbled on another part of the museum we hadn’t been…

The Gincident!

Well what happened? It got a bit sunny here in Manchester and I got a bit lot drunk over the weekend, so I kind of fell off the metaphorical blogging horse. I’m well and truly back in the saddle again now though and need to tell you all about Gin. Actually I cant do that as I cant remember that much (hic!) something about duch courage…? Anyway what I can tell you is that The Liquorists are absolutely ace. They…

Manchester Vegan Afternoon Tea

Just recently I entered a competition on Twitter, to enter I had to retweet and follow Bistro 1847, a vegetarian restaurant I’d visited around Christmas time for a Tweet up with two lovely vintage pals. I really didn’t think I’d win but I DID! The Bistro is in city centre Manchester close to Manchester Art Gallery and five minutes from St Peters tram stop. The prize was afternoon tea for two, normally around £15 each, and you can choose a vegetarian or vegan option. As many of you…

Llandudno

Ah… Llandudno, so many childhood memories of going up and down the Great Orme in all weathers- thanks Dad. But they are fond memories and don’t we all want to recreate those memories with our own families? So off we went for two nights, staying at a lovely B&B called Buxton House at the quieter end of town. Had a really relaxing time and if you like Victorian seaside fun then I’d highly recommend it! We…