I lived in Manchester in my mid-twenties and have worked here regularly over the last decade, although with B's arrival, it's been a while since I've been in this vibrant city. For the duration of my stay, I've rented a little flat in the Castlefield area of the city, where Mr B and Little B came to stay with me for the first two weeks. Here's what we've been up to on my days off ...
Our little flat is opposite the fantastic Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) so Little B has been spending many a day here riding on the steam train, watching the big machines in action and watching jaw dropping BMX demonstrations.
Manchester Art Gallery is well worth a visit - it's where I love to see paintings of industrial Manchester by Lowry and Valette, and where there's currently a fantastic exhibition of paper cuts (although we didn't hang out in that bit long as the art work is a bit too delicate for a toddler on the loose).