A Weekend in Manchester {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

A couple of weeks ago I flew up to Manchester for the weekend to spend a few days with Colette and her gorgeous family. We meet up every few months with the children but we never really get time together – to work, to relax and just spend time together so it was something I was really looking forward to.

I dropped the children off at school on the Friday and then headed to the airport where I spent some time working until my flight and ended up in Manchester just after lunch. Colette picked me up and we then had a really nice, relaxed Friday evening at her house with her children and her Dave when he got home from work.

On Saturday we went to Leeds, somewhere I had never been, and pitched up in Hotel Chocolat where we spent the best part of the day. There was great light upstairs to work by and we worked, drank cocktails, had hot chocolate and chatted so much.

During the day Tom came to take me for a little photoshoot – we walked around Leeds taking photos and I have so many of me that I love. I’ve always wanted marketing photos that look like me, not posed and just natural and he did a great job.

Sunday took us into Manchester where we had brunch at Trof – which was amazing – followed by a few hours in Teacup Kitchen where we drank tea, ate cakes and worked side by side. It was a lovely way to spend the day.

When we got back to Colette’s house we went to the park with the children before I had to head back to the airport to head home. It was such a nice weekend and it made me really appreciate how nice it is to have so many colleagues who are also my closest friends – despite living at opposite ends of the country. I hope we have another weekend like it before too long.

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  1. February 3, 2019 / 8:15 am

    Loved having you stay xxxx

  2. February 3, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Sounds like it was a lovely weekend. I know I couldn’t work from home all the time, I have to have other people around to work alongside. So this is exactly the type of thing I’d want to do if I blogged for my job

  3. February 3, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    Wow those photos look amazing Donna – you look fab! So nice to hear that you had a good weekend.

  4. February 5, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab time, I wish I had someone who I could just take off to see for the weekend. The photos Tom took of you are amazing.

  5. February 5, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    Truly love this and sounds like such a wonderful time was had. These photos are amazing and you look so happy and relaxed xx

  6. February 5, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. It’s so nice being able to work alongside likeminded people. Hotel Chocolat sounds amazing too! Jemma #TheOrdinaryMoments

  7. February 9, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I never get a chance to work other than in the evenings. The marketing photos that you had done are lovely. So nice that you can get together xx

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