Nov 26, 2011

1 photo, 1 hour, 1 day

Since I am now completely addicted to Instagram and came across this lovely post on busy bee lauren a few weeks ago I thought it might be fun to do my own ‘photo an hour’-type post.  Obviously I chose to do it on one of my more interesting days (my average day would consist mainly of shots of me watching Grey’s Anatomy repeats in my PJs …).

1-and-2

Starting the day with a mug of tea whilst doing the last bits of packing for a trip home to Manchester, including narrowing down my beautifying bits and bobs to the bare essentials.

3-and-4

No time to take a photo at 11.30am as Chris and I were rushing to Euston!  Lunch and some reading material on the train (presume the 1.30pm photo is the same).  We pulled into Manchester Piccadilly just before 2.30pm following an easy and flawless journey.

5-and-6

After checking into our hotel, the Malmaison (I’ll be posting my review soon!), we headed to the Manchester Arndale for some serious retail therapy.  It was so refreshing to be able to shop semi-peacefully – it’s never quiet in central London.  I also found I particularly enjoyed revisiting Manchester after a short break.  It had started to feel a bit stale as it’s not a huge city and I felt I’d seen it all but this weekend has opened my eyes to it again and I’ll be going away with nothing but happy thoughts.

7-and-8

We briefly escaped the growing Christmas Market crowds in the stunning Victorian gothic Town Hall, which has recently started operating clock tower tours.  After a quick spruce-up back at the suite we moved on to the hotel restaurant, Smoak Bar & Grill.

9-and-10

As the restaurant is a grill we of course ordered meat (I’ll post all about the meal in my review of the hotel)!  At 9pm we headed to the last hour of Emporio Armani Live, which took place at the striking new(ish) store in Spinningfields; it looks even more uber-modern when compared to next door neighbour the John Rylands Library, which dates from 1900.  It was a pretty amazing event which, again, I’ll post about soon!

11-and-12

After the event we visited the hotel’s lounge, Ember, for cocktails.  We hadn’t had time for dessert following our dinner so the hotel were kind enough to fulfil our weird request of sending it up to our room.  Peach melba in bed is something I can highly recommend.

If you’ve done one of these ‘photo an hour’ posts (or decide to do one after reading this) please leave a link below, I’d love to see it!

Happy weekend kittens! :)

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