So I’ve lived in Manchester for about 3 weeks now and it’s been a hectic first few weeks for sure. What with getting used to my new commute, learning the nearest supermarkets are, and joining new groups – I haven’t had much time for anything on the blog.
I also got a nose piercing which means I look super cute.
I’ve been mostly focusing on learning where I am for starters. If you’re wondering, I moved into a flat with a gal I hadn’t met before. I don’t know a huge amount of people in the city and most of my friends are spaced across the country, so the prospect of being lonely/alone was a little daunting.
But I’m here! And everything’s fine. (I think)
My blog has been lacking with content for about a month now, not exactly a coincidence. I really wanted to focus on developing a new group of friends and getting to know where I am. I think I’m ready to return to blogging now. So here are a few things I’m doing…
Joining my local Women’s Institute
I joined my local Women’s Institute a few weeks ago and it’s honestly the best. I’m quite fortunate in the sense that the Manchester WI is quite modern and diverse in its membership. There’s a craft club, book club, allotment, blogging group and more. It felt very much like a societies Freshers Fair on the first meeting.
I also bought a sweet tote bag and I’m actually heading out to the allotment this afternoon.
Going to all the food places
Manchester’s a super exciting place to be right now. What with all the different new food places opening and loads of new events, there’s quite a lot to do. I’ve got quite a few food places on my list and I’ve already written about some of my local favourite places in my food categories section. (click here…)
I kid you not, I’ve consumed at least 5 pizzas within 2 and a half weeks. Impressive, right?
(FYI Rudy’s Pizzeria in Ancoats is my favourite so far…)
Going to art galleries and exhibitions
I’ll admit I’m quite into art, poetry and history. #Nerd
Being in the city centre has given me a little more freedom to go to these things. I’ve been to a few exhibitions so far and I still have a few on my list that I really want to go to. I did go to the Whitworth Gallery a few weeks ago to see the Andy Warhol exhibition that focused primarily on his ‘post-shooting/heart surgery’ work. (No less morbid way to say that…) and it was really good!
I like going to art galleries and museums on my own, just makes me feel quite zen and relaxed.
Yoga/Fitness and Mindfulness related classes
Not gonna lie, I’ve been scrolling through Eventbrite like an animal and clicking interested in most things. I love trying new fitness and yoga endeavours and the city’s perfect for it. I’m planning on trying yoga at the cat cafe (with cats included!) and aerial yoga for instance. I did go to see Ruby Wax speak about her Mindfulness book which I actually found out about through Nicole at Thrifty Vintage Fashion.
After a break from roller derby, out of frustration and busy-ness, I’m also back there.
On another note, I’ve also been experimenting with Bumble BFF. 🐝 I’ve been on one BFF date so far and I really enjoyed it! Will potentially be doing a post on it.
So there you have it, my first few weeks in the city! It’s a less glamorous Sex and the City.