Water on the bridge

Walking along the footbridge on Corporation St, Manchester and my eye was drawn to the lovely patterns that were forming on the glass panels.

Urmston Shop Local – Use it or Lose it

The message is quite clear – use your local shops or they won’t be there when you need them.

NW Spring Wine Festival

NW Spring Wine Festival by The Neepster
NW Spring Wine Festival, a photo by The Neepster on Flickr.

The recently renovated St Michael’s Church on Blossom St, Ancoats made a wonderful setting for the NW Spring Wine Fair this weekend. For £10 a ticket you were introduced (or maybe even reacquainted) with an array of fine wines, spirits, liqueurs that were freely administered by the very knowledgeable wine sellers with absolutely no hint of a hard sell. You could buy wine on the day, or order for collection at a later date if you chose to, but there really was no obligation to do either.

I was lucky enough to win two tickets to the event via the @NW_WineFest12 tweeps – so thank you very much. I’ll be back again next time (September I believe) and be more than happy to pay for a ticket.

suburban cyclist

suburban cyclist by The Neepster
suburban cyclist, a photo by The Neepster on Flickr.

The recent spell of heavy showers, both rain and hail, followed by sunny spells is just perfect for making photos. OK, it can be a challenge to keep the camera dry when the heavens open, but big puddles and wet streets in the sunshine make for marvellous reflections – just make sure you don’t get soaked by cars driving through puddles.

Manchester Marmite

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Some people love it, others hate it. If the wind blows in the right (or wrong) direction it hums.