OK, A week or so ago, then flyer's for various political parties began to come through our post box. As with all the other bumph that we receive (pizza flyer's, Chinese restaurant menus, people asking you to sell them your house or fit new windows) the flyer's were placed on the worktop in the kitchen to be thrown into the recycle bin. However, a short while later I was in the kitchen making myself a cheese and pickled onion buttie and wanted something to cover the worktop and slice my pickled onions on..... I grabbed the nearest thing to hand which turned out to be a flyer for a nice lady called 'Geraldine Coggins'. She is representing the green party here in Manchester and her kind looking face was the perfect thing to use as a slicing board for my food. Now, don't get me wrong - I didn't use Geraldine's image in a bad way - I like her face and I think she would be pleased that instead of throwing away the paper, I was giving it a practical use. I'm sure she would be happy for me to slice pickled onions on her face anytime (Not actually on HER FACE, but a photo of it at least.) Remember she is from the Green party, so anything to help the cause is good!!
|How it all started...|
|A few days later and Geraldine is still smiling!!|
|Not only is the conservative leaflet too small - But that isn't a pickled onion welcoming face - Sorry Christine!!|
In other news we are well on our way to getting ready to leave little old England - We had a lovely night out on Saturday when we hosted an evening in the Urmston Pub with a few friends and family. Thank you to everyone for coming and enjoying a few beers with us - We had a lovely time and were so pleased you could all make it. Hopefully a few of you can make it out to Canada next year for the wedding!!
The weekend before we decided to get away for the final time before leaving - so went and spent a nice Sunday afternoon and evening in the delightful City of York. A nice day was spent wandering around the city walls, up and down the quaint streets and ended sitting in a wonderful old pub - The Blue Bell - like s step back in time - where we sat in a lovely old snug, with two tasty traditional ales and resting our tired limbs.
|Whip ma whop ma arse!|
|York is a shambles!|
|Telling us a story|
|Haahaa strangle her!!|
On the way home the next day we also spotted a few weird blokes wearing flat caps - who didn't like their photos being taken. Then back in Manchester we finished the day with a tour of the BBC at Media City. We walked around visiting the live radio studios and watching the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra practising - Unfortunately we couldn't take photos in there, but we were allowed to take pictures in the Match of the Day studio!!!
|Wheres Gary Lineker?|
|View through the camera|
|In a soundproof room|
|One of the public getting a photo of him doing the weather|
Ok, that's it for now - Ill post again next week before we get off to Canada!!!