I haven’t written anything for a while, partly down to laziness and partly because I haven’t felt the desire to review anything. That is until the other day.
I’ve actually visited Evelyn’s twice in the past week – an unhealthy obsession is forming with the place and I can’t remember the last time I actually LOVED somewhere so much that I wanted to return so often.
Based on the best-selling novel by author John Green, Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story based on the friendship between Quentin (Nat Wolff) and Margo (Cara Delevingne) who loves mysteries so much she becomes one.
After befriending Quentin at a tender young age after moving in across the street from him, Margo becomes infatuated with all things cryptic.
We have wanted to try wine tasting for absolutely ages, but opportunities for wine tasting in Manchester come few and far between. Luckily, Joelle decided to go and try out a wine bar hidden away in Manchester City Centre, and I received a text from her to tell me they were offering a wine tasting session in a few weeks. WINNER.
Naturally, we jumped at the chance, and for £20 a pop, it turned out to be an absolute bargain as well as a really enjoyable night.
The Skriker by Caryl Churchill is one of many performances as part of Manchester International Festival which took place a few weeks ago. The Skriker has been continued throughout July, until it closes on August 1, and is definitely anything but ordinary.
I’m not a regular theatre goer, musicals are more my thing; but when one of my old housemates suggested we took a trip to see this fantastical play, I wasn’t going to say no.
The long-anticipated Sunday had finally arrived, and we were off on our first and only booked excursion of the week. We booked through an agency online before our arrival, and prepaid a couple of days prior to the excursion at the Portal Travel Agency offices, conveniently around the corner from where we were staying, and more or less in the walls of Diocletian’s Palace.
The excursion was yet another aspect of the holiday which was so reasonably priced and cost us approximately £42 each for the entire day, including transfers and park entry.
We hopped on the coach a little bleary eyed thanks to the early start, to be met with the HAPPIEST coach driver and tour guide I have ever met. WHO is that happy at 8am on a Sunday morning?
Following our day in Makarska, we decided to venture across the water to explore one of the many islands accessible from Split.
Supetar in Brač is one of the closest islands in proximity to Split, and takes a little under an hour to reach by boat. Tickets are available from a hut situated at the end of the pier in the harbour, and cost a very reasonable 45 kuna (£4.50) one-way.
On arrival to Split, and having undergone some SERIOUS patience testing from a number of small children on a coach, we checked into our gorgeous apartment.
For anyone contemplating a visit to Split, I highly recommend Split Inn Apartments. Our ‘studio’ apartment consisted of a huge double room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and balcony – not very ‘studio’ but definitely a nice surprise.
Although it seems like a lifetime ago, my better half Joelle and I have just returned from a week in Croatia. We crammed so much into such a short week that I have chosen to break the holiday up into a multitude of blog posts and pictures – you lucky things!
Croatia consists of over a thousand islands and islets (I didn’t even know that was a word until I visited) with the Adriatic Sea bordering the west side of the country, and five different countries bordering the East, including Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and most notably Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For those who regularly frequent the Northern Quarter in Manchester, you’ll have realised that Common has very recently undergone an extreme transformation. For those who have never been to Manchester before, well, you should.
I’m writing this review partly to stick a middle finger up to the numerous bad reviews I’ve read about Common over the past week, and partly to share the very pleasant experience I had whilst there. Continue reading