At home in England
As Dorothy once said "there's no place like home". After our trip around Spain, Portugal and France it was so nice to be able to return to the UK to visit our family and friends. We feel so lucky that this is our third visit to the UK in the last nine months, we just hope people aren't getting sick of us!
Earlier in the year we had visited our friends in London and Brighton, so this time we visited Jules and Robert in Bath. It was so good so spend time with them, even though they confused us with two Russian agents. Bath is a very desirable part of the UK with lots of countryside and historic buildings.
Next we headed north to our home town of Manchester. It's always good to spend time with our families and friends in Manchester, which we did over four very special days. Usually we visit as part of a two week break from work, cramming in as many people as we can in a short time. This time we were able to spend some quality time with everyone.
Our nephew Josh recommended that we ate on Saturday night at the Altrincham Market Halls, which are similar to the Lisbon Time Out Markets or the Bordeaux Les Halles Bacalan, with long communal tables and lots of food and drink options. The food is really high quality, mostly organic, homemade and sourced locally, including Manc'Veg! It has a superb atmosphere and a great place to meet up with a group of people. We will definitely go back on our next visit.
And so, after the best summer EVER, we head off south to Sydney and the start of our southern hemisphere summer and commence our new PPS role (professional pet sitters!)