Manchester

  Keep watch dear Lord With those who wake or watch or weep, And give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, Sustain the dying, calm the suffering and pity the distressed; All for your love’s sake O Christ our Redeemer.

Music And More At Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall is a bit of a gem. Right in the middle of a housing estate, it is an unlikely location for a Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house that dates back to 1177. However it harks back to a time when there was nothing but countryside in this urban sprawl and is a lovely place…

Mexican Food And People’s History

A weekend trip into Manchester, we headed to the Corn Exchange, one time posh shopping area it saw a downturn in fortunes for a few years but has now been transformed into an eating mecca. Spoilt for choice, we eventually opted for Mexican food at Wahaca. Our last experience at this restaurant was in Covent…

Charlecote And A Shakespeare Connection

We took a trip to Warwickshire to catch up with family and managed to squeeze in a visit to lovely Charlecote Park. This National Trust property is just a few miles from Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon, slap bang in the middle of beautiful countryside. A packed car park on arrival made my heart sink…

National Media Museum

A wet, miserable and grey Saturday we decided to take a trip out but do something indoors. The National Media Museum in Bradford was a place I had long wanted to visit, we never seemed to get around to it. This trip fixed that. A drive in pouring rain to Bradford, we found the museum easily and…

Chinese New Year in Manchester

With the second largest Chinatown in the UK, Chinese New Year in Manchester is quite a big deal.  There is always loads going on and this year of the rooster was no exception. Keen not to miss out we headed into the city to check out the celebrations. Past expeditions on Chinese New Year have been…

Matilda The Musical

Son had been to see Matilda on a school trip a couple of years ago and came back raving about it. Last year as part of his Christmas present he got a ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That was a big success, this year we decided to do the same thing and get…