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Old Trafford

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  • Day138

    Sonia and Jude's Wedding- Manchester

    November 16, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    What a fabulous day??!!! Busy morning pottering around whilst the girls were having hair and make up before pre wedding bubbly at The Font in Chorlton.
    After getting out of the black cab and into the white one sent, off we went with the brides and Catrin to prepare for the ceremony at Manchester Art Gallery.
    Soon we were setting up amongst the Lowry art works as Kate was playing the pre ceremony playlist to the v early guests.
    The girls were stunning and the ceremony which included 4 fabulous ( 2 not so traditional) readings resulted in hardly a dry eye in the place.
    Next it was off to the pre- raphaelite Gallery for bubbly and canapés which was the first chance to catch up with long lost friends.
    6.30pm saw us head to the Britain’s Protection pub where blisters were compared and cabs ordered for a journey that took longer to drive than to walk!
    The evening do at Manchester science and industry museum was out of this world with games, photo booth, dancing and lots of frolicking and laughter.
    This finished at 1am but Bride 1 insisted on more drinks in Canal Street so off we went to Churchill’s emerging ( some reluctantly) at 2.30am.
    Off to bed at 3am but not before Sonia mistook a cork for some toast !!! Amazing day and most future happiness to the girls.
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  • Day139

    Post wedding- a bit of a slow day

    November 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Despite getting to bed at 3am we were up at 8am with cups of coffee and reflections of the day.... followed by reflections of 1997!!!
    12pm saw us get a taxi to Dukes 92 for post wedding lunch for anyone who wanted to come. About 30 tired, slightly hungover and hungry people spent a v pleasant couple of hours chatting, laughing, eating and drinking coffee before heading in every direction to all corners of the UK- hoping we see each other again before too long. Great, great wkend xxRead more

  • Day136

    Manchester!!!- its bitterly cold!!

    November 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    Started the day early with an eye test and having to make hundreds of decisions re new glasses!
    Then there was a fab reunion with Sonia in Chorlton before catching the number 86 bus back into town for wedding outfit shopping.
    Happy memories as we bolted around Afflecks Palace for old times sake.
    There are soo many sequins in the shops but all just too revealing and too short for the wind chill factor.
    6pm and it was off to the Manchester Art Gallery wedding venue for planning before a pie and a pint in The Bank pub.
    Now off to bed with a full day tmrw and hopefully purchasing some shoes otherwise it will be walking shoes at the wedding!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afflecks

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Art_Gallery

    https://www.visitmanchester.com/food-and-drink/the-bank-p250751
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  • Day8

    On hallowed ground ...

    July 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Pretty special day for Dan ... one never to forget seeing as he's one of the most dedicated of Man U fans ever!!! Did a tour of Old Trafford with the great Stan (our lovely guide), spent far too much of Dan's money in the megastore and of course took in everything the museum had to offer. Now off to Alton Towers for a day of fun tomorrow... woohoo!Read more

  • Day9

    Old trafford

    May 1, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Matchday.

    Manchester United hosting Leicester City.

    Is this going to be a three-point game for the Reds, or is Claudio Ranieri getting his first ever trophy?

    We arrived at the stadium at around 1 pm. The crowd began to show up close to 2 pm; the game kicked off at 2.05 pm.

    Anthony Martial's early goal put United in the lead, but Fox' captain Wes Morgan equalized before half-time and the scoreline remained until the end of the game.

    Leicester City are not yet champions; it still has to be determined by the game between Spurs and Chelsea.

    Winning or losing did not matter too much; it is the atmosphere that impressed me the most. The fans - home and away - supported their teams by chanting and cheering all along the game. It was a non-stop ninety minutes. When the away players leaved the pitch, the home fans applauded for them as well.

    The Leicester fans were singing even after the game; yet they deserved to be that excited - they were so close to being the champions.

    Wish the Foxes luck.

    Heading back to London.
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  • Day3

    Old trafford & stuff...

    June 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Went for a tram ride, wandered into Old Trafford cricket oval (guy who worked there let us in). Then toured Old Trafford soccer stadium - pretty cool. Lunch @ a great Italian restaurant, then back to the city for a spot of food shopping, and dinner at Manchester's oldest pub, 'The Wellington'.

    St Bees tomorrow...Read more

  • Day3

    Rae goes to see a United game

    September 12, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    At 3 am, I woke coughing foul material from my lungs. This continued for a few hours and by morning, suitably trashed I decided that today would be a good day to start taking the antibiotics I had brought with me. Rae phoned Colin to ask about arrangements for later in the day. He had offered to take Rae to a Man utd game, then we'd all go for dinner. Booked a place for 930pm. Huh? We dipped out of that one. A chest infection on top of jet lag and I knew I wouldn't cope with that. Pity we'd upset their plans though. We went up to have breakfast with Olga. She struggled to make her way around the kitchen cooking bacon in a tiny frying pan in about 6 shifts, then an egg for Rae, while I successfully turned the bread into barely edible crisps through warming them 3 or 4 times in the toaster.

    With breakfast over, Rae and I headed off for the shops to pick up some supplies of our own. Had our first proper coffee in Darby's cafe in Urmston, then looked for extra medication in Boots and groceries in Sainsburys. Rae was on a time limit, and we didn't have a lot to get, but in an unfamiliar supermarket in a foreign country, hurrying to select what I wanted wasn't easy.

    Back home Rae had time for a short rest before Colin picked him up. I spent the afternoon in bed coughing then went up to have dinner with Olga in her room. Rae eventually arrived back full of the game. Utd had won 😊. It was nice for him to spend some time with his brother at something they both loved.

    In bed by 930 and another early morning coughing session, dozing in and out of sleep for several hours.
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