Monthly Archives: November 2010

Real Pub in Stockport – Arden Arms

A winters day, braving Stockport for more seasonal shopping, we took refuge with two friends in the best pub in Stockport Centre, The Arden Arms. In a fortnight a group of us will enjoy our oldies  Christmas lunch as is … Continue reading

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Header image change

Just as you were getting used to the summer picture of the bucolic Mellor landscape, along comes winter. A seasonal header seems more appropriate, now where’s that poetry anthology for an appropriate tag line? Readers suggestions perhaps….

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Let it Snow

After several days of feeling slightly smug as the weather attacked Britain to the North, East and west of us, we finally got our come uppance overnight with about 10 cms falling and blowing hard from the East. Cars coming … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping rewarded by Chaophraya Lunch

A trip into the city for Christmas shopping yesterday, was rounded off with a visit to Manchester’s best Thai restaurant for lunch. The downstairs lounge has been made over and upgraded to a very swish restaurant room. This seems to … Continue reading

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Another Place, Crosby

Anthony Gormley’s  spectacular installation of statues in Merseyside. Each of the statues is a lifesize cast iron replica of Gormley’s own body. There are 100 of them at various points  over a 3 km stretch of beach at Crosby, north … Continue reading

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Now is the winter..

…of our discontent.  The best we can expect today is 4 degrees and snow is expected by weekend. The new age of austerity is foreshadowing perhaps 90,000 jobs lost in Greater Manchester within the public sector and related businesses, energy … Continue reading

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Jamie’s 30 minute Indian Steak

My second attempt from this book proved to be a lot less frenetic and allowed plenty of “Tidy as you Go” to stop the Kitchen looking like a bungled burglary. I am not going to type out the whole recipe … Continue reading

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