I have a sore throat...oh noooo....Pete is coughing like some TB patient.
But we still had fun in Manchester!
First we hit up breakfast. Pete scored with eggs benedict while I chose poorly with the sausage baguette. I wish I had the eggs benedict, my goodness, the yummiest sauce around!
No pix of breakfast.
Here's a picture from our hotel brochure:
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The floor in the room was mostly covered in carpet but the part that wasn't reminded me of the flooring in my door room in college:
The monsoon shower was really neat (even if the temp control was in centigrade--I don't even know what temperature I like to shower at in Fahrenheit!)
We packed and hit the streets of Manchester.
We went back to the Christmas shoppes. They're temporary wooden buildings, like this one:
Pete offered to buy me this purse for Giftmas that I coveted and I said yes. I know it's for a 5 year old but I just love the cleverness of it.
He also bought me these pins:
Marks and Spencer (Marks and Sparks) is kind of like Macy's:
I love these askew Christmas trees just plopped into pots until they are planted:
We went on the Wheel of Manchester (I don't know what it's really called).
This is what it looks like at night.
We went on it during the day while it was rainy and windy.
I always forget that Pete is afraid of heights:
We ate mini-pancakes and waffles from the, well, mini pancake and waffle stand at the Christmas shoppes (no picture--time was of the essence eating the warm, just-made goodness in the cold rain).
Took the train back to Warrington. Had dinner at Nando's (a chicken restaurant). I kind of messed this up. Nando's was supposed to be for Thanksgiving dinner as it was the closest thing to Thanksgiving dinner that I could come up with.
My hot chocolate complete with the Nando's logo:
Pete and his tea:
Then we went grocery shopping. More lights:
Left: choc for a coworker; right: an oven mitt for me
Oh, squirrels. I wish this was in jute:
Tonight we watched a show called "Embarrassing Old Bodies". Wow, they show a LOT on English tv.
Running behind on Pete's house tour. Here's his living room from one angle:
and from the other:
His dining room:
Good night! Happy Early Thanksgiving!
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