Tag Archives: Food

A trip to Manchester

£3 all-day parking on the site of the old BBC Oxford Road. Central Library for coffee, audio books and Rae’s bedtime reading, Changos for lunch and the Art Gallery for some kids stuff.
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The new Tebay

Gloucester ServicesGloucester Services, northbound M5, from the people that brought us the excellent Tebay. Having worked for four years at Knutsford Services (M6, Junction 19), I wish there were more services like this. Where else would you see locally sourced fresh veg at 9.30pm on a Saturday.

A Great Weekend

25˚ and shorts; Dad staying; pansies from Greaty; boules and the Palm House in Sefton Park; Lark Lane: ice cream from the Moon & the Pea deli, Chicken Ali Nazik at Elif; Duchamp’s toilet, Andy Tuohy’s A-Z and and the family room at the Tate; toddling round Albert Dock; coffee by the wheel; fantasising about a 7-bed Georgian villa on Hadassah Grove; calm at Ikea; Black Pudding Lobbing at Ramsbottom; rocking horse from the car boot; East Lancs steam trains; fish finger sandwiches & white choc Magnum;  en suite windows finished; warm-water paddling pool and early conkers on the Meade with Rae; Mel’s homework; bbq chicken and red cabbage ‘slaw by candlelight; slow jams.