Pine Lake Resort – here we come!

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by Kim Nash Ollie and I have been invited by Diamond Resorts to visit their resort in Lancashire and we’re going next weekend (6th December 2013).  We are so looking forward to getting loads of fresh air and seeing the beautiful local scenery of the nearby Lune Valley and Lake District that is promised on their website.   I’m told it’s a fabulous resort for watersports, so we’ll hopefully be watching some if not taking part. […] Read more »

Family weekend in Manchester

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Carol Owen and her family were recently invited to sample a city break in Manchester compliments of Visit Manchester  and were given a packed itinerary to work through in less than 48 hours.   Here’s how they got on … Where we stayed – Our base for the weekend was Stay City Serviced Apartments Manchester located about 15 minutes walk from the centre of the city. We stayed in a two bed apartment that had […] Read more »

Food review: Papa G’s, Manchester

Carol Owen and her family were recently invited to Manchester for the weekend by Visit Manchester as part of their ‘do something different’ summer campaign. As well as visiting the Imperial War Museum, LEGOLAND and Sealife they also had the arduous task of sampling some of Manchester’s many restaurants.  You can click Visit Manchester to read the full account of what they got up to.  In the meantime, here’s how they got on with the food. […] Read more »

Food review: Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

Carol Owen and her family were recently invited to Manchester for the weekend by Visit Manchester as part of their ‘do something different’ summer campaign. As well as visiting the Imperial War Museum, LEGOLAND and Sealife they also had the arduous task of sampling some of Manchester’s many restaurants.  You can click Visit Manchester to read the full account of what they got up to.  In the meantime, here’s how they got on with the food. […] Read more »

Food review – Giraffe, Manchester

Carol Owen and her family were recently invited to Manchester for the weekend by Visit Manchester as part of their ‘do something different’ summer campaign. As well as visiting the Imperial War Museum, LEGOLAND and Sealife they also had the arduous task of sampling some of Manchester’s many restaurants.  You can click Visit Manchester to read the full account of what they got up to.  In the meantime, here’s how they got on with the food. […] Read more »