Over the next few weeks I’m going to be doing some temp work for the educational charity AQA at the University of Manchester. This means that not only will I actually feel useful for a while (and get paid a bit of dollar in the meantime!) but I will be staying with my sister at her apartment in the Northern Quarter….and therefore will get to enjoy the city life once more!!
Anyone who knows me well will know that I love cities. Many of my friends dislike them due to heavy crowds, noise, and general claustrophobia and stress. However, I enjoy being in a place where you can feel central to the action; where services and events and fun things to do are all more or less a stone’s throw away. It’s also a great environment for meeting new people every day. I have really been missing the city life lately as I’ve been living with my parents in a rather suburban area since graduation. It’s nice…but life really can get samey after a while.
I’m already looking forward to the many cafe lattes I will inevitably be consuming and the hidden food/arts gems I will probably discover. I know Manchester is a great city, but this will be an opportunity to finally explore it properly.
I’m going to try and write about any new places I do find which I think everyone should know about. (I should also really start to do this with Liverpool too as I definitely know my favourite places there!)
I shall start off with a little place called North Tea Power. This little beauty is right underneath Dee and Rob’s apartment building and is a warm, cosy place that does amazing differently flavoured chai tea lattes, and brilliant homemade cakes. It’s usually full of creatives (and yes, some hipsters), using their macbooks to answer important emails or Skype or whatever.
I hope to spend many of my mornings in this place…minus the macbook (but this is not a choice!)
I will be writing about my “real world” (read: world of work) adventures over the next few weeks! Until then…I’d better start packing.