Christmas cheer, cosiness, and chips.
It’s been a few days longer than I intended it to be. The reason why’ll soon become clear, but I just wanted to write about Monday.
Monday was a rare treat. A lovely day. A happy day.
From the pictures in this post, you might be able to guess that I ended up back at Manchester Christmas Markets after a couple of years away.
I was in MCR to take my Mac in for repair. Second time lucky, after the events of that Manic Monday a couple of weeks back. It’s still there (which is why I’ve found it hard to blog this week!) and I’ve got to go back in a few days to fetch it, where I’ll no doubt end up at the Markets again. (Hopefully I’ll take a few better photos next time!)
We ventured up to Buxton, and ended up wandering around the town there for a little while before catching the train from Buxton Station. After that, we went straight to the Arndale to drop off my poorly Mac. Then, once that was done, obviously, it was off to the Markets!
Even though we only wandered around Albert Square for a while, it was just so lovely to soak up the Christmassy atmosphere. And to see Zippy again, obviously!
I’d done a bit of research beforehand (i.e. reading the Manchester Evening News) about which stalls were the best to try. Amsterdam Frites came up as a highly recommended one, and for good reason! We shared some chips with pepper sauce and Dutch mayo on top and THEY WERE INCREDIBLE. (Still dreaming about them days later, tbh.)
Seriously, if you’re going too, you HAVE to try them!
Then I got a hot choc to wash the incredible chips down and warm my hands up. And before we knew it, it was time to run back to Piccadilly and hop on the train back to Derbys.
We’ll brush over the bit where I had to stand on the train for most of the way, despite an aching shoulder from my heavy bag and sore feet from walking seven miles, AND the bit where I realised my phone camera lens is cracked, which is why all my phone snaps came out with weird streaks of light in them, shall we?
Let’s just savour the nice bits instead, eh?
Here are a string of some photos of the Markets with one of Buxton thrown in for good measure too!