While my other ‘Been There, Done That’ pages are based on holidays, between April 2012 and June 2014 I found myself working for the Co-operative Group, spending four days a week in Manchester.
I posted a number of ‘Ramblings’ (left) reviewing bars and restaurants in and around Manchester’s ‘Northern Quarter’ – well a boy has to do something to occupy his lonely evenings away from home.
Here are some memories of that period of my life.
This is the Holiday Inn Express – my home for much of that period.
Travelling on Mr Branson’s fine Pendolino trains.
…at considerable speed
And I was fortunate enough to spend some time working in ‘1 Angel Square’
The Co-operative’s stunning new head office building.
I met some interesting people.
Caught up with some old friends.
Had some interesting evenings.
Tried to take some ‘arty’ photos.
Enjoyed some awesome meals
And.. after two years as a ‘resident’ – this was what greeted me on my last week in Manchester.
I was genuinely touched.