In the afternoon we headed to Frankfurt/Main. Due to the usual commuters and lorries, it took us nearly two hours to get there. Luckily we reached the airport with enough time to spare to grab a bite before check-in. Boarding started twenty minutes late as we had to wait for a stand-by crew.
We arrived at Manchester airport after 10 pm, decided to take a cab to get to the Days hotel. Check-in was quick, and I got a charger for my smart-phone without fuzz – I really appreciate this uncomplicated service. Thank you very much, dear Days Hotel Manchester staff – we had a great time at your place!
Days Hotel Manchester
Incredible timepiece in the hotel lobby:
Whitworth Gardens / Sackville Gardens
The Beacon of Hope
The Tree of Life
It must be spring…
Alan Mathison Turing Memorial – I am an IT nerd, remember? 😉
2014-03-06, Birthday lunch at wagamama – you might remember the seaweed salad… 🙂
My very special thanks to the manager – she will remember what it’s all about.
Printworks – impressions
Help! They shrunk my husband! 😀
We had a Brahma (smooth – perfect for Wolfgang) and a Brooklyns (darker, not black and pretty spicy – perfect for me)…
Inside the train station
The ‘Spinner’ (will be featured in an upcoming short story)
The Flying Scotsman
After two hours as serious museum visitors interested in everything railway, we met the author David Coles and his wife Jan at the restaurant – to talk books, writing, reading, blogging, reviewing, jobs, an interview, Jack Everett, his partner in writing, York, etc. We had a great time with you, Jan and David – we would love to meet you again and chat.
After our meeting, we strolled through York, and even had a little trip on the river Ouse.
World’s largest Gothic minster north of the Alps
This was a nice trip on the ‘Captain James Cook’… And the captain did a great job on our Ouse tour!
At the Yorkshire Terrier, we had a ‘Yorkshire Terrier’ (smooth – perfect for Wolfgang) and a ‘Ghost Ale’ (darker and spicy – perfect for me)
Burgers at Wilde’s Wine Bar (I even had a veggie burger – it was delicious!)
Afterwards we headed back to Manchester.
Public transport in Manchester is pretty awesome
And this is for our friend Markus – the third O’Shea’s Pub for our collection – this time in Manchester:
As you can see, this was a great birthday trip – without snow, this time… 🙂