On Thursday night, I was lucky enough to be given a preview evening ticket for The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, which is a high end craft and art show in the centre of Manchester. Very close by, is currently also a 'pop up' 50s diner (by pop up, its only temporary for a few months, boo) which I have been dying to give a try, so we tied in a visit with the craft show!
I went with my friend Jo, who kindly provided the freebie preview tickets :)
The Pin-Up diner! Boo Hoo its only here until 6th November :(
Inside - Cool 50s vibe and music to match :)
The bar area
Most important bit - the food! I had a filthy double veggie burger with fries and 'slaw.
It was amazingly delicious. The food is all freshly prepared and home made - not processed crap from the freezer!
Jo had an equally filthy chilli dog, fries and 'slaw!
We both washed our very healthy meals down with a freshly made milkshake each, YUM!
And then, feeling rather full it was on to the craft event! It was a really nice atmostphere with some great designer/makers showcasing their talents. I didn't take any photos in the venue as I forgot! Oops. You can see plenty of info on their website however.
As it was all high end stuff, it was pretty pricey. Worth it of course, but not somewhere I could go mad and buy loads of things. I did however pick up this lovely recycled vintage tape measure cuff from designer Tamsin Howell:
My new cuff. I love it!
And how it looks on. Chunky and plastic, just my style of bangle :)
On Saturday, I was at the Leeds Roller Dolls Roller Derby touting my Dolly Cool wares:
And on Sunday, Michael and I went on a nice autumnal walk that actually was about an hour longer than planned as we got a bit lost and ended up trekking through muddy fields, and fields with cows in! (*Shudder* I really do not like livestock! Unpredictable animals!).
Anyway, we made it back in one piece and it was all good exercise :)
Hope you all had a good one!