Hello! So I guess I vanished for a little while, I was doing a little bit of show seeing and some travelling. I went to see Tori Amos (FINALLY in my own city) in Belfast and Dublin and then on to Manchester to catch up with some friends and have a bit of a birthday get together for my friend Simon. The Tori shows were amazing, Sarah and I got to meet her again (read about my previous musical adventures) and got bumped up to front row, and she played my song request. I pretty much died. Also, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin is stunning, oh how I wish I could afford to move to that city.
I was really happy, but er...really nervous and unable to form my mouth into much of a smile!
This was my request, give it a wee listen!
In Manchester we spent the weekend eating and drinking, and I got to see my lovely friend and fellow blogger Zoey of Daisy Gin. I thought I'd share some photos from the trip. Thanks for all the comments about the Game of Thrones post by the way - seems a lot of you are fans!
Bugglegum and Cherrybomb cocktails at Captain America's!
My bear phone cover and Sarah's blinged up one.
I have no hands! Yeah, it was freezing.
Snuck into fancy toilets at a fancy bar to get changed and refreshed before the show!
And that was Dublin, now on to Manchester!
Had drinks and a fried breakfast at Trof.
Old school friends
Simon is annoyed there are not more photos of his face on this blog so have this one. He is special. And the Birthday Boy.
At Night and Day for White Russians.
Mulled Wine in a mug.
On Sunday we went to Teacup in the Northern Quarter for a really relaxing lunch. Yummy cakes and lots of different tea. The tea comes with little sand timers so you know when it's brewed perfectly!
Didn't manage to get an outside shot, so was cheeky and used a photo I took on my last trip here.
The message on the receipt made me smile.