Pen and Pencil – you don’t have to be Mad Men mad to go there…(you actually don’t)

February 2015, around the same time I arrived fashionably late to the party that was the iconic television drama Mad Men, I arrived early to this bar. Very early. After aimlessly circling a building in pursuit of this exciting new establishment I’d been reading about, some more googling led me to realise I was about 3 … More Pen and Pencil – you don’t have to be Mad Men mad to go there…(you actually don’t)

Home is where the art is

I’m often outraged by things. It’s my favourite go to emotion. Question Time – outraged, Making a Murderer – outraged, someone getting on the bus and passively aggressively closing a window without thought of whether already present passengers were happily enjoying the cold relief it was bringing – outraged. When I heard that the Cornerhouse … More Home is where the art is

Lost in Tokyo – don’t send out the search party just yet…

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a cellar, basement, anywhere that involves a descent to a drink, bar. This is one of the latest to hit the Northern Quarter and had me at the title.     Three visits in and I’m sold. From the mix of intimate tables and booths (Lord am I a sucker … More Lost in Tokyo – don’t send out the search party just yet…

Honorary Manc – Exploring the best Manchester has to offer so you don’t have to. Although you probably should.

I’ve been a lucky resident of the glorious city that is Manchester for nearly 20 years. Since I made my first move here in my first big grown up media job out of uni  in 2000 (remember when Deansgate Locks were good?), I’ve made it my business to gorge myself on this fantastic city. I … More Honorary Manc – Exploring the best Manchester has to offer so you don’t have to. Although you probably should.