I can’t believe it is Monday yet again… but I’m not complaining as I had such a jam packed week and saw lots of my favourite people, and it has put me in such a good mood to start the new week.
1. Pub Quiz
On Monday evening, a few of us went to go and do a pub quiz at Pi in Altrincham. It’s been a while since I’ve done one, and I don’t really have a specialist subject, but we managed to come first and all won £15, which is pretty good seen as it only cost us £2 to enter.
If you read this post last week, you’ll know that my friend Rosie and I went for a catch up meal to Porta in Altrincham. The food was such good quality, and I really enjoyed catching up with her because it had been a while since we last saw each other. We went to the market for a glass of sangria afterwards which was much appreciated!
Hannah bought me Power for my birthday in June, but I hadn’t got round to starting it, so this week I made it my mission to do so. I’m really enjoying it so far and I can see why it has been so highly commended. Definitely give it a go if you’re looking for a new read.
On the topic of my birthday, Hannah also treated me to get my nails done at Beauty Tonic in Didsbury, but I didn’t really have an occasion to do it for. My cousin is getting married on Saturday so I thought it would be a good excuse to finally get booked in. I went for a light pink shade because I still don’t know what I’m wearing, so I’m hoping this will go with everything!
5. Laundrette Lunch
On Friday I was working from our offices in Manchester, when someone suggested that we go to The Laundrette for lunch. My company have shares in this place, and after going to the Chorlton branch the week before and drooling over all the food, I was up for trying it. I shared the truffle mac and cheese and a rosemary garlic bread with cheese with my friend Alex and it was incredible. I’ll definitely be back there all the time!
6. Didsbury Drinks
After work on Friday, I jumped on the tram to Didsbury to meet my friend Laura. We had a quick G&T before heading to a few bars down Burton Road. It had been a while since we had done it just the two of us, and it was really good to catch up with her and hear about her upcoming trip around the world. I always feel as though going out on a Friday evening makes the weekend feel a lot longer.
7. Bottomless Brunch
On Saturday morning, I headed to Neighbourhood in Manchester for Bottomless brunch with a few friends. We’ve been trying to book this in for ages, and this was the first weekend that the majority of us were free! It got messy very quickly, but the food and company (and unlimited prosecco) were definitely worth it and I can’t wait to go back!
After becoming extremely messy quite early on, my friend Emily suggested going to karaoke to keep the party going. I won’t lie, this part of the day is quite hazy, but the pictures made it look like we all had a great time. We went to Tiger Tiger in the Printworks, and it was such a good laugh, and good to reminisce about all of the drunken times I’ve had there over the years. My throat was quite sore the next day and the thing I remember most is putting a lot of Christmas songs on… Who else eh?
9. Friends Fest
As a massive Friends fan, I jumped at the chance to go to Friends Fest when my friend Sarah mentioned it back in April because I’ve always wanted to go to something to do with the show I grew up loving. Luckily the weather was bright shining sunshine and the whole experience was so much fun. There were sets from the program, the famous orange couch from the start and loads of food and drink stores from the show.
One of my favourite things to do when we were younger was to go out for dinner on a Sunday in a way to prolong the weekend, and it’s something I definitely want to bring back. Nandos have just opened a restaurant in Altrincham so I thought that would be the perfect excuse to go out for a meal with some of our friends.