January has been extraordinarily busy for us so we haven’t had much chance to share things on the blog, so I thought I’d give you a quick update.
It was my birthday earlier in the month and decided to stay local for my celebrations this time. Eight of my friends and I headed to Yaki Soba for a meal then to De Nada for drinks and playing cards. It was a near prefect night. The next day my family came over and we all went to Arian for more food. I think trying Persian food was a first for my gran, but we all hugely enjoyed it and left feeling full and content.
Being bring your own booze means Arian is perfect for larger groups and celebrations, so I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again.
We visited both markets this month – the ones on Manchester Road and outside the Horse and Jockey. The best purchase this time has to be Dough It Yourself pizza bases and sauce. The deal is 2 bases and a sauce for a fiver, which makes for a great value meal for a family, especially if you have some things in the fridge already that will make good toppings.
We went for spinach, goats cheese and peppers which was delicious. You can find these at the markets most months but also in Epicerie Ludo.
Other food bargains this month included a trip to The Lead Station, who had 50% off food week nights in January. We took full advantage with Sirloin Steak and Moules Frites, which made for a great payday treat.
We also took our friend to Tea Hive for cake, as we haven’t been in ages. It’s so disappointing when you can’t get a table here, so we booked in advance this time. Their cake is amongst my favourite for a few reasons. Not only is it very well baked, but the portion sizes are great and they are always trying new flavour combinations. I’m not into tiny, fancy afternoon teas…. I like a good wedge of delicious cake!
On Thursday we went to see a new play called Project XXX at The Edge. It was starting it’s tour right here in Chorlton before going on to some other pretty high profile theatres in the North West. I’ve said it before, but we are so lucky to have this facility nearby. The place is so very welcoming and the staff are working very hard to make it a success. I was pleased to see that the theatre was busy and that the play was of a very high standard, which all made for a very enjoyable night out. We left the theatre, as usual, feeling very lucky to live where we live.