Thursday, 19 December 2013

Manchester Day Out

Christmas is just around the corner so since I've been buying presents for other people and less for myself (who am I kidding, these sales are too good to pass up!), I thought I'd show you some photographs over the last couple of weeks of my trip to Manchester. It's turned into a bit of a tradition with my Boyfriend and I to visit the Manchester markets. This year we moved it to the same date as his birthday and do something special.

Cloud 23 inside The Hilton has the best afternoon tea in the area, so we heard, so we decided to sample some of their Christmas delights! The Afternoon Tea is £19.95 per person and is a lovely treat, purely for the view alone if nothing else! Unlimited tea, coffee or hot chocolate too. Since I don't drink tea or coffee, the hot chocolate was right up my street and it was lovely. For a special occasion I'd defiinitely do it again.

The Manchester Christmas Markets are amazing. Apart from being so busy you can barely move, the atmosphere, food and drink are worth the stress. It was raining for most of the trip so I couldn't take any more photos but these are the best of the bunch. We bought some Macaroons which were the best I've sampled and reasonably priced too. Obviously you can't go without testing out the food stalls so naturally, I persuaded my Boyfriend to get some Dutch pancakes. Wow. I love Nutella and these were covered in them, I need a Dutch pancake maker!!

Have you visited a Christmas Market? Which one do you recommend to try next year? I am going to Germany for a few days on New Years Eve and I wish I'd gone a little earlier to try their markets!

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  1. THAT view looks amazing! I haven't had chance to go to Manc this year for the markets :(


    Em’s Mixed Bag

    1. Aw no, make sure to go this year - only another 11/12 months to go! haha. Hope you're good Em x

  2. Great photos - when I went to the manchester christmas markets it was crazy busy x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. Me too, I coped - just about! But it's manic. Worth it though, especially for the dutch pancakes! x


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