Some Days out around town with Milli
Hannah, Kate, Milli and Helen.
Kate from Derbyshire said that she was attending Concord on wed 25 March and asked if we can meet on the Thursday for a shopping spree before she goes home. She checked out of the Le-Ville hotel and walked up to my home on Dale Street.
Once organised we wandered into town, first stop Primark, H&M, Boots all the usual places but she also wanted to return some shoes to long Tall Sally.
She bought them on line so they'd only accept a refund rather than an exchange. Though while we were there she saw two other pairs she liked so ended up spending more, funny though she normally gets me spending so it was kinda payback time!
We spent a few good hours out, had a coffee in a shop just towards the outside of St.Mary's arcade, she needed the loo and discovered that the theatre allows patrons of the coffee shop to pop in and use theirs! We went back to mine around 4.30 and decided to go for a meal in Missoula. We had the sharing mountain plank for £15, value for money as it's actually 4 foot long and possibly a foot wide with about 5 biggish bowls of chicken gougons, spare ribs, chips, onion rings, fried mushrooms & Garlic bread, I'm sure there is enough for 3!
Afterwards, Kate came back to mine to collect her bag and she decided to drive home as Kate. I saw her to the car park around 9ish!
Julia and Milli
Julia from Halifax drove over for about 11ish, we got ready in girly mode when she arrived and hit Manchester city centre around 1ish. She wanted a new wig and bought one in Pauls on Oldham street, from there we went around the usual shops and decide to have a coffee outside Starbucks inside the Arndale opposite Next. Can never get over that we just go unnoticed by all the other shoppers, it's a lovely liberating feeling! I'd made an appointment on the max factor display for a Make Over. I found this very useful as I'd never really tried eyeshadow before and the assistant showed me how to apply it. Julia had similar enquiries!
We went back to mine around 5, chilled for a while and went to Missoula for a meal and yes went for the mountain plank again.
I felt quite stuffed over it. We then went into the village, intended to only stay till 11ish, but ended up in centre stage and stayed to what I thought was 2pm, then Julia said the clocks go forward an hour which made me feel quite tired! She stayed at mine and went home in the morning!
Thurday 9th April I met some colleagues in Missoula (very popular place) as Tracy our Ops manager was leaving. When I arrived there was quite a gathering but they weren't surprised to see Milli walk through the door as they all know about me. We stayed there until about 11, then about 5 of us decided to walk to Spinning fields, but there wasn't much happening by that time, so I wandered home!
Dom, Milli, Liv & Michelle from our meeting in Turtle Bay
Friday 10th April I was invited to meet some more colleagues in Turtle Bay, the Carribbean Resturant at the bottom of Portland St. I arrived a bit early about 7ish, so bought a rum runner, turned out to be a rum slush that tasted like Vimto. They arrived around 7.30ish, had lots of time on my own to exhibit in front of mainstream peeps, who didn't seem to mind. We stayed there till 10pm, then went down to a night club called LIV (towards Deansgate), next door to Cuba Revolution. It got lively within no time and I stayed there till about 2am, then left the remaining friends and went home. A lovely experience to go to these clubs away from the village, though it is a nice safe haven when we need it and I would've felt a bit lost without it to start with !
Tues 21 April, while visiting the Sauna in the village, I've chatted to Paula (known to her staff as the Ice Queen). She’s the manageress of the Bulls Head near Piccadilly Station. She has asked Howard (that's me, in case you didn't know) to go down for a drink a few times, but while out shopping today, Milli went for a drink instead, Paula wasn't there but her barmaid made me very welcome and I chatted to her over two glasses of Rose wine for sometime. The punters are mainly people passing through which is great for a chin wag or two!