Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Manchester Trip (Part 1)

So I'm back & I had a wonderful time re-living my student days again! Manchester itself was fairly grim, grey and rainy! I really felt like a county bumpkin, there was so much noise and grim and traffic. Kate met me in town during her lunch break and I did a bit of shopping. Weds evening she showed me round the Royal Northern College of Music which from the outside looks like a grim sixties concete block, but inside has a huge concert hall with bar area, and a network of practice rooms. We met loads of her friends and then went for a chinese buffet. The film choice of (after MUCH discussion) was "Cock and bull story", the adaptation of Tristram Shandy. It was brilliant & I've bought the book to add to mount TBR :-) When I studied German Lit. One of my lecturers always raved about the book but to my shame I never read it!

On Thursday afternoon l met little sis at the Bridgewater hall Artists' entrance & we mooched around the foyer gift shop. We then had lunch together at our favourite trendy cafe Suburb. Excellent food, cool music & art on the walls. I went book shopping in Waterstones and then released a book at the Basement obcz & checked email.

I did feel quite old & "past it". All the students seemed so young and enthusiastic and well brimming with confidence ! And in comparison I just felt world weary and cynical!
Tags: katethebass, travel, uk

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