Saturday, 5 June 2010

Manchester awaits

Tomorrow I have the long trip up to Manchester to pick up my eldest from Uni. It is quite a long haul from the West Country but a big day out for us. Although it is a fairly straightforward route I always take the Sat Nav because it is like having a friend in the car who knows the way (a rarity in my experience). I love it now because they have M&S in some of the service stations so we are able to have a decent sandwich (and a bag of chocolate covered brazil nuts).

Here are some photos I took of the Uni last year when we went for open day. It is a city centre campus and is much busier when the students are around. It stretches along one main road which seems to go on forever. There is also an area of takeaways and restaurants from all different cultures which is known locally, and by the students, as 'the curry mile'. They even put it in the student leaflets as that. You can get anything to eat there from falafals (I think that is how your spell it) to Italian ice cream, from curry to hamburgers. Every taste catered for.

Hopefully, I will get some time tomorrow to take some more photos to post.

Two knitting books arrived in the post today, both Rowan. One was Studio Book 11 and one was Studio Book 16. The honest reason for buying both of these books is that I want to try some Rowan Bamboo Tape. I have always wanted to give it a try. The Book 11 has patterns specifically for this yarn but there is a cardigan in Book 16 called Cheer by Sarah Hatton that I have seen on Ravelry that has been done in Rowan Bamboo Tape. It is called Philoknits Cheery Cardigan. It looks absolutely gorgeous so I am really tempted to give it a try. Plus, and this is the killer, Rowan Bamboo Tape is dirt cheap at Kemps. I had better hurry up and decide.


  1. I take the sat nav everywhere, even if I know the way. Then, when I space out and drive for a while on autopilot, there's someone to jar me from my reverie and say "Wake up and turn right!" Otherwise, who knows where I'd end up?