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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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 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

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