First stop was lunch...we went to a small 'Curry Cafe' called Al - Faisal which had been recommended to me by a friend from my craft/creative group, Sarah.
It really does not look much from the outside - pretty nondescript really, but the food was amazing - and really cheap. We had vegi samosas to start, then a 2 veg curry (half a channa dhal, half a saag aloo) each with rice and naan and drinks, and our bill was just £10 in total. Highly recommended! For those of you who are more local - its at 58, Thomas St, directly across from The Richard Goodall Gallery in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Yum.
Although feeling (nicely) stuffed, we carried on to look round all the 2nd hand shops on Oldham Street. Michael got a cool 70s windcheater jacket for £3 and I got;
60s leather handbag - £1
60s/70s leather knee high boots, £3. These are in excellent condition - both the boot, zipper and sole are all only very gently worn. I just gave them a good clean, thoughrough spary with some febreze and got some new insoles for them and they are good to go! Very pleased with my first bargains of 2011 :)