I had a very special day yesterday. It was my birthday (don't ask how old I am) so MWM and I went to Manchester for the day to visit the Christmas Markets, where we bought some special cheeses, Christmas Cake and enjoyed a mug of mulled Glühwein.
Then we did a little more shopping where I stocked up on cosmetics and MWM bought himself a new coat, before going for lunch in our favourite restaurant Bella Italia.
After lunch we went to get my birthday present off MWM, a bottle of my favourite perfume - Jo Malone 154 Cologne and the assistant also gave me a whole load of samples of the various Jo Malone colognes.
Next we went to a lovely little wine bar, Hangingditch, for a nice glass of Malbec.
Our next stop was a little underground bar called Corbieres.
We were hungry again when we left Corbieres, so we made our way to Cafe Rouge at The Printworks where we had a sharing board of pâté maison, petit saucisson, houmous, olives,
aromaticcured pork, marinated goats cheese boulée, red pepper tapenade
& rustic breads washed down with another glass of wine.
Stuffed full of plumptiousness we decided to catch the tram back to Bury, where we had one more drink before phoning for a taxi to take us home. Once home and the shopping unpacked we had a cup of tea and went to bed.
I had a lovely birthday!
Next week I will resume telling you about our Canada trip, so join me then for Canada Part 5.