Family weekend in Manchester
25-26th October 2015. We stayed at the Victoria Hotel again. Leanne was a late addition - she only came to the station to have breakfast with us but ended up coming with us. She had no luggage and had to go and buy a toothbrush and a T-shirt. Amanda & Sam met us at Manchester station, having been to his sister's wedding the previous day in Stoke. There was a hiccup in the booking (only one room instead of 4 but they sorted out more rooms for us) and the food in the restaurant was disappointing (only Sunday lunch menu available with limited choice, meat was tough, yorkshire pudding rock hard, all served at tepid temperature) but despite this we had a wonderful time and a good laugh.
John took the day off on the Monday and treated us to breakfast at TGI Fridays at the station. He had given us all goodie bags, which included the Butlins DVD. Mike and I watched the DVD in the evening before going ringing.
Mike had been to Rita's funeral that day and had come back with one of the wreaths, which he placed on the wall between our two houses. They looked very poignant - especially next day when the men turned up and cleared the house out breaking everything up and throwing it into a lorry.