On Saturday we took advantage of the Government’s permission to leave our house for the first time since Christmas and meet people with long hair outside.
A pleasing trip across the Woodhead Pass (A616/628) to Manchester, stopping to admire the bonfire of unread 2021 Beer Guides at Ironbower Moss.
Half of east Manchester was heading towards Sheffield as we passed the Etihad and entered the eternal city at 1pm.
Straight out into Ancoats from Matt and Emma’s house, which I’ve denoted as “Ale House Pub” on the map, even though no such place exists. How mysterious.
He might like cask, if it ever opens.
Still, they know their way around now.
We pressed on, through rows of those young people sipping
sours soya lattes in Stevenson Square, on towards the painting of Sir Tom (replacing Mick Hucknall),
Even the graffiti is superior in Manchester.
Then someone decided we should cut our losses and head to Subway.
In Part 2 we cross the river.