Manchester’s Social Lead

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Manchester. You live here, you love it; you don’t, you feel you want to be a part of it. Leading the way for centuries in industry, fashion, music, entertainment and almost any other endeavour you care to name.

In 2013 this is no different, in this age of digital and online worlds. Social media is the new currency for networking and business, Manchester has a community and network of businesses unlike any other part of the country, creating relationships through the use of social media and then opening doors to friendships and business partnerships.

The love for the city is transferred online; the community emotion is what drives Manchester people and businesses to talk to each other digitally, share ideas and embark of further business together. Looking for somewhere new but affordable for lunch? Ask online. Need a man to fix your roof? Ask online. Does your business need a little PR or word of mouth boost? The Manchester community will want you to ask them. You get the idea. Continue reading

Wine Tasting, Cheese Smelling & Gossip Telling

Foto OA stuk_sfeerLast week we both had the pleasure of being invited to a wine & cheese tasting evening. I’ve let Mrs B take the lead on this one; she’s far more of a cheeses (and wine) expert than I am, so I’ll leave her to it…although I’ll pop in now and then with my opinion…..

There are lots of food and drink Do’s and Don’t that people feel the need to stick to for traditions sake, personally I say to hell with them it’s your money your choice (unless someone orders their fillet steak well done. Then I think they’re doing something wrong!). Continue reading

Crystal Clear Skincare Products

2013-08-24 22.55.39I’ve been using some skincare products over the Summer from Crystal Clear International. They do products for both men and women, promoting at last year’s MOBOs to the likes of Aston from JLS and Trevor Nelson. Apparently both big fans! I was sent three, very good quality products, I kept the Deep Cleanse Gel for myself, and gave Lift Away The Years and Reverse to one of my team of lovely testers, in this case my Mum!

The two I gave to Mum are described on the site as being for mature ladies, which she would not admit to being, nor is she, but she’s in a better position to use them than I! Continue reading

Cafe Istanbul Review

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Our regular followers will know of our love for Turkey; we have been holidaying there for about five years, it’s a home from home and we pretty much love everything about the place; the people, the weather and of course the fantastic food and drink. Cue obvious picture of bottle of lovely Turkish beer.

Cafe Istanbul has therefore become our little escape; the nearest thing we have to being in Turkey without getting on a plane. We’ve been going for about three years, amazing how we never actually visited before we’d been to Turkey! Continue reading

Caffeine & Co. Review

I don’t think I’ll run out of blogs about new places we haven’t been to in Manchester; despite living here for almost 13 years we’ve not seen anything near all of this fantastic city. When starting my current job near Old Trafford cricket ground, this gave me some new places & areas to explore.

I’d ventured down the road into Chorlton a couple of times, more from that will come later, but on sunnier days I had gone for walks in my lunchtime into Longford Park, popping into Caffeine & Co. for the odd cup of tea or a cake. Mrs B had a day off last Sunday and it was a sunny (if chilly) day so I took her out for drive and some light lunch.

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