Life's Cup of Tea

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #1

One of my favourite features on some of my favourite blogs, like Life as Unusuals and Life outside London, is Wonderful Wednesdays. Sometimes we all need a little pick me up and reflection on these midweek days right?

Half Term | At 3 'o' clock on Friday, I waved my class out of the door for the last time for a week and at that point sighed the biggest sigh of relief that I have survived my first half term as a primary school teacher. It has been the toughest 2 months of my life, and have had no life for that entire time!

Cats. Cats. Cats | Manchester has recently opened a new cat cafe which I HAD to go and check out with the Mr and some other friends. I am not sure what excited me more: the cats or the all you can drink menu. The hour we had sped past in between ordering hot chocolates, macha and huge teapots of tea and stroking the kitties.

Northern Adventures | Despite my new island abode, I still am absolutely in love with the North-West of Blighty. They say you don;t know what you had until you lost it, so going back and driving through the peaks, feeling the cold autumn air and admiring all the beautiful old mills was a lovey way to spend my weekend. This weekends agenda included taking a train ride around Rudyard Lake, a trip into Manchester and an afternoon in Macclesfield, which happens to be one of my favourite places int he world.

Driving me crazy | Given that a year ago I was still too scared to drive out of the town I lived in, I shocked myself when this week I drove into central Manchester (and paid the extortionate parking fees!*) and only broke a sweat a couple of times. Well that's my interpretation of the events, the Mr. might tell you otherwise....

*if anybody would like to tell me any cheap places to park in Manchester, I am all ears!

I believe that Wonderful Wednesday is the baby of Sallytangle, thanks Sally!