Happy Sunday! 

I am currently sat in a day dreaming of my day trip to Manchester with James yesterday. We had such a lovely day together and even though the weather was a little hit and miss, it was so nice to spend some time just the two of us with no set plan and no time constraints. Serious, this never happens! 

I know that I had set out to make my 12 Cities In 12 Months series twelve different cities, but I visited Manchester again yesterday and wanted to make a Manchester Part Two. We explored lots of different areas than we did last month when we visited for the day with a couple of friends. You can read my 12 Cities In 12 Months, Manchester Part One here, but for now keep reading to find out what we got up to yesterday.

We started the day getting the train from York, accompanied with a standard Costa coffee and a chocolate twist, a lovely but naughty pastry wrapped around chocolate pieces. We decided to find the town hall when we arrived, which is where they have their ever-famous Christmas Markets that I am yet to go, but I have definite plans to go this year! 

We stumbled upon some beautiful fountains, a lovely little church and some cute little pubs and cafes all on the outskirts of the city centre. As I said, we had no plan or and schedule to stick to so it was really nice being able to just let ourselves wonder and really soak in the feel of Manchester. 

After finding the town hall, James very kindly took 382735923 pictures of me for an up and coming Transitional Fashion & Makeup post I have coming up. The weather was perfect at this point, and as a thank you we headed to Pizza Express for a spot of lunch. 

We then decided to head over to the canals back toward the train station. There was something so tranquil and peaceful about walking a long the waterside and looking at all of the cute little boats. The weather was getting a little crazy at this point and we had to dodge through pouring rain and hail storms!!

After a lot of walking, and a need to dry off, we stopped for a little coffee in Federal, which is a little café and bar in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. It’s a super trendy, blogger friendly café. Think Acai bowls, gorgeous crockery and flat lay goals. Afterwards, we had a mooch around a few shops and had another visit to the outdoor markets and James picked up a very nice looking brownie, before getting the train back to York.

I also vlogged our day in Manchester, so be sure to head over to my channel and have a watch of that!


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