16th Birthday, Mancunian characters and Barbados…

August = Summer?

Well not always if you live in Manchester…

The summer of all summer they said… Sun, heat wave, coconut trees and a beach they added!

From what I’ve seen so far of this is: rain, umbrellas, bit of sand in ‘The Beach Club’ and more rain. Not that it matters much really when so much fun can be had indoors. Time to rediscover Manchester bars, restaurant and clubs! 

This weekend was Tangled‘s 16th birthday in Sankeys – ‘The Longest running night in Manchester’ and I can tell you, it runs and the usual friendly faces where all present to the roll call! Unusual music selection, far from the old Twaance tunes and driving old classics but a more eclectic musical night with some up and coming Mancunian dj – Bodidily warming up the venue! headlining were Paolo Modjo and Lee Burridge, the residents were also there: Terry Pointon, Mr Steve Thorpe (who runs successful Carry On) and Rascal  – only mister Morse couldn’t make it! 

Last week, I revisited the excellent Northern Quarter Restaurant for a great lunch menu – highly recommended – and followed on with some afternoon drinks in the once trendy Dry Bar. Not so trendy any more, a tad bleak and void of charm in any shape or form but a  good location for people watching and meeting highly entertaining characters ! 

Staying local and on a random note, I’ve experienced Ancoats locals in all its splendor while paying a visit to my local Urban Village Medical center only this afternoon! Leaving the centre I was asked by a homeless looking lady if I knew where I was… She asked me: ‘ Hyer luve… Where do you think you are? In Barbados?’ - referring to my ‘semi floral’ dress… I wished I was to be honest in Barbados and I nurtured the idea all afternoon while looking at the sky getting darker by the minute…

I am thinking of sea, sun and white sandy beaches! Destination by default The Beach Club…

What a dream…

A bon entendeur, salut