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My Perfect Day in Manchester

Manchester has a credible claim to be the capital of the north, a city with a long, industrious history, which has successfully reinvented itself. A lively conurbation, with a vibrant shopping centre, a smattering of cultural attractions and a thumping nightlife. Rather than turn its back on its industrial heritage, the city has embraced it. Several of the museums focus …

The Singapore Quest for Service – Arrivals

Setting out on the American Express quest for good service from Manchester airport to Singapore I was treated to my first experience of the positive effect of good service. Having just checked-in at the British Airways desk, I heard every travellers favourite sentence; “Sir you’ve been upgraded”. Twenty minutes later, having breezed through security via the fast track lane, I …

Winter in Manchester – Doorstep Surprises

Is there anybody that doesn’t love a pleasant surprise? An early morning start in the winter landscape of suburban Manchester recently provided some unexpectedly pleasing photographic surprises. The forecast had been for extremely low temperatures and a morning ground frost so an early visit to the local woods seemed a worthwhile prospect. The parked cars in the street showed initial …

Postcards from Autumn; chilly tales from a Manchester riverbank

Taking a step out into the biting chill of an early morning in autumnal Manchester, the light was just beginning to win its eternal battle with night. My steamy breath freezing instantly, producing continuous vapour trails like a kettle on the boil. The parked cars dusted in frost, appeared as if the stars had fallen from the clear night sky …

Mabon in Manchester – The Post Nobody will Read

Yesterday was Mabon, the autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, as the weather was fair it seemed sensible to get out with the camera and capture some scenes of autumn in Manchester. To keep the post relevant it needs publishly quickly, meaning posting on Sunday, which apparently contravenes traditional publishing advice. The reason; few people read websites at the weekend, …