Manchester Craft & Design Centre
And the inside. It used to be a Victorian Fish Market, and is now home to lots of independent designer/makers in the heart of the Northern Quarter.
I am very happy to report that Cafe Aromat's replacement - Eat Homemade - is lovely, and much nicer than the cafe we went to for our last few meets (that shall remain nameless), but served tea
in GLASS - which in my opinion, you just don't!!
Tea should always be served in a light coloured cup or mug. Preferably a china cup! It just tastes better! Eat Homemade get extra points for serving their in a vintage china tea cup and saucer :)
On Sunday, the weather was wet and thundery, so booting was out. What change from last weekend when we were slapping on sun cream and going to the car show! This is England folks!! Michael and I went for our "quiet" sunday morning bike ride instead;
Me in my biking gear!
I say it was a "quiet" bike ride, as unknown to us, it was the Manchester to Blackpool charity bike ride, and our usual route - was on their route. Cue about 500 other bikers hijacking our peaceful morning cycle!!
Excuse grainy photos - taken on my phone!
And these were just a few of them! It was quite nice actually to cycle along with them all for a few miles. They were all super fit serious biker types though, and I certainly would not fancy a 45 mile bike ride on a Sunday morning!
In the afternoon, we went to visit Michael's mum who has just got some new kittens......
Aahhhhhh, aint they sweet? :))