Airplanes take you away again | Dublin and Manchester travels.

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.

Me and Tori Amos
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!

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Bugglegum and Cherrybomb cocktails at Captain America's!

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My bear phone cover and Sarah's blinged up one.

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I have no hands! Yeah, it was freezing.

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Snuck into fancy toilets at a fancy bar to get changed and refreshed before the show!

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And that was Dublin, now on to Manchester!

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Had drinks and a fried breakfast at Trof.

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Old school friends

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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.

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At Night and Day for White Russians.

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Mulled Wine in a mug.

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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!

Manchester trip.
Didn't manage to get an outside shot, so was cheeky and used a photo I took on my last trip here.

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The message on the receipt made me smile.

Hope you enjoyed the photos! If you want you can read about when I was in Manchester before, and Dublin as well! p.s. if anyone knows the song this blog post title is from, I love you.

16 comments:

  1. Love all the photos :)
    Must see if I can get my boss to put that on our bills lol

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  2. 2 words: YAY MANCHESTER!

    Glad you love Teacup, it's one of my favourite places to go to in the NQ as well as Trof :)

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  3. Looks like you had a great time, I haven't been to Manchester in so long I kinda miss it the Northern Quarter was always one of my fave hangouts xoxo

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  4. I second Miss Pond's comment! Yay Manchester! Love your Rilakuuma phone case. And that dino t-shirt is GREAT! Where is it from? Jen x

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  5. I love going to teacup and just sitting in there for hours with a brew :) glad you had such a lovely time! i really miss going to manchester whenever i wanted now I'm at uni :( xx

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  6. I love teacup, that cake (carrot cake?) looks so scrummy, the icing yuuuuum.

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  7. This looked like an amazing trip - glad you had a lovely time! :)

    www.charchiccc.blogspot.com x

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  8. ok jealous - i really wanted to go to tori in grand canal but i don't have many tori loving friends (i should rectify this!) Look at both of you looking beautiful, seems like such a great trip!
    p.s tori lyrics title - butterfly something?!

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  9. Heya sweetie, thanks for commenting (and pointing out something very important!!). I did not realize that the thing I wrote about obese people could sound so bad! I meant to add that when they complain about their weight but still eat tons of crisps, THEN I feel bad for them. One of my best friends are like that, and it breaks my heart. I am sorry if I offended you in any way, I'll get it changed immediately :) And btw you're gorgeous, and the BMI tells me I'm obese too. I don't give a shit ;) xx

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  10. Hi! I'm now to your blog and I love food and fashion, but I love food more. Your blog is great :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  11. LOVE this post! you are so lucky to be able to travel so much. amazing!

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  12. I love your photos so much Claire! Manchester is one of my favourite cities. Did you hit up Socio Rehab for cocktails at any point? It's one of my favourite bars in the Northern Quarter! ;)

    And very much loving the Tori pictures!

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  13. Wow, lovely photos! Looks like so much fun x

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  14. why are there no pictures of my face? :(

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  15. Cake and cocktails are my two fave things! I bet there is a cake flavoured cocktail somewhere...
    I had a fab time when I visited Manchester last year, really do need to go back.
    Love your photo with Tori, I'm way less cool and go to see Kitty from X Factor in my local gay club, ha!
    Gorgeous photos as always
    x

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  16. Oh Claire, I LOVE the picture of the lcd lights you've taken down at the docklands! I think my favourite photo after that is the one of you in the lift. There's a Sofia Coppola mood to it, or something.

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