Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Oh Manchester

I've been away from blogging for a few days now and it is all go go go this week! For those who don't know I am finally graduating on Friday, I am a mixed bag of nerves at the moment and don't really know what to expect! Gown is all hire, nails have been re-polished and filed, hair is being dyed today and I have decided on a dress for the occasion. Preparation is key for these kind of events and I hope I have remembered everything! The boy is also graduating on Thursday and I chosen to wear the dress pictured below the Topshop Khaki dress I purchased in Manchester.

I really enjoyed Manchester even if the day seemed rushed. The Crowne Plaza was lovely and very swanky inside. We took a walk into the city centre and had a mooch around the shops. Me being me, dragged Michael into Topshop. Using all the willpower I had to fight my urge to spend, I decided on one dress and one dress only! I think I did quite well!


 We arrived the day before the German Christmas market was due to start much to my dismay. I love browsing around Christmas markets even though I never seem to buy anything! You know Christmas is fast approaching when little stalls gather together selling all kinds of treats and stocking fillers! I am hoping to catch a Christmas market on the run up to the big day. I am heading to Leeds on the first so fingers crossed there will be one there.
There is a lovely square in Manchester city centre and I think it could be Piccadilly, I'm not too sure. There were a few stalls selling all kinds of yummy foods and when I saw some cute cupcake stands I had to snap one up. They were only £1 which has to be the cheapest cupcake I have ever bought! This one was bannofee pie flavour and wasn't too sickly at all. It was nice chilling by the fountain while some big headed teenagers ran through the fountain. Was quite funny watching them get soaked through!

The day seemed to fly over and before I knew it, I was back at the hotel getting ready to go see Gotye! A drink or two later we were on our way to the Apollo. He was amazing and so much better live. His voice was absolutely flawless and the way he compiles his music is so unique. So many obscure and wonderful instruments on stage. He has such an eye or ear for detail with his music and I can not wait to see him again!

Last day at work tomorrow for me before my three days off for graduation festivities! Does anyone have any tips or tricks for surviving graduation nerves? They would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. the banoffee cupcake looks amazing mmm! the hotel room looks lovely also :-) x x x

  2. I love banoffee pie! That looks amazing. I must try to get those somewhere here.


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