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Photos of the Week #42 + #43

October 27, 2015

WEEK 42 + 43 OF 52

Where did the past two weeks go?! I feel like I’m being so slack with my weekly photos – they seem to be piling up quite quickly. Must remember to get my act together sooner. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to over the past couple of weeks. OH! And it’s only a few weeks until Christmas. Can you believe it!! Time to start making my Christmas cake and planning our annual trip to Liberty with my sister.

The weekend before last we went to Manchester for a brief visit. It’s been on my to-visit place for so long, so I was really happy that we were finally ticking it off. We just happened to be there at the same day as the Northern Vegan Festival (were Trout’s vegan-senses tingling when he booked it?!) so we popped in when we got there and had a look round. We happened to be staying at the hotel the event was being held out, which was even more of a strange coincidence! The hotel, however, was AWFUL. Let me just say that you should never ever stay at the Saches hotel. EVER.

Anyway, here are a few photos from before, during and after our trip.

^^A simple dinner and research for our next trip.^^

^^Pain au chocolate and coffee in bed. Yum! We picked up some pastries from the Fair and they were amazing. I don’t know who made them, though! Any clues?^^

^^I LOVED the architecture. All those empty factories and warehouses. Oh to live in one *sigh*.^^

^^Lunch from V Revolution. I really liked this place but Trout wasn’t too keen, so it’s a mixed review from us.^^

^^On Saturday night we ate at Mowgli, an Indian street food restaurant. Everything tasted so good, and they had their own separate vegan menu. I would definitely recommend eating here if you’re in Manchester or Liverpool.^^

^^Coffee//Tea//Cake//Loaf at the Arts centre.^^

^^Lovely street art found on the way to a gig in the evening. We went to see Kathryn Williams, who had been asked to write and perform an album of songs in response to the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. It’s one of my favourite books, and Kathryn certainly did it justice. Afterwards she had a Q&A with Rachel Cooke, another brilliant woman in the arts, so all in all it was a lovely evening. AND it was in a church, which is my favourite way to see any live music. Have you been to the church in Highbury & Islington in London? Wowza, that place is incredible.^^

^^Last Saturday a friend organised a girls-only afternoon tea. It was so much fun! Catching up over homemade vegan sausage rolls, sandwiches and scones, as well as champagne and fizzy fangs. This girl knows how to put on a good spread!^^

^^Autumn-cleaning our bedroom. It always feels so good to get rid of all the magazines that pile up and old cotton wool balls and plaster wrappers and other bits + bobs that sit around for ages.^^

LOVE. Travelling//Catching up with emails (sorry if you’ve been waiting…)//Making plans.//
LISTENING. The Bronx//Mariachi el Bronx//Green Day.//
LINKS. How one man shook up his daily routine//Hey Natalie Jean documenting her move to the country. Makes me want to do the same! Kind of…//London Grumblr. I’d forgotten how brilliantly funny it is.//
LAST WEEK. Manchester//Nerd Nite//The Great Fishless Steak Crisis of 2015.//Back to the Future Day!!//Girly Day on Saturday//Extra hour of sleep on Sunday *yesss*.//
THIS WEEK. Hallowe’en!!//Joanna Newsom.//

I hope everyone’s having a great week!

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