Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
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... on them if we went this route. Nic was weary about managing the streets by herself, but this would be a good icebreaker for her. We have to break that comfort bubble sometime soon.
I relaxed on the sofa in the bar and splashed down the rest of my drink as I waited for her to return successfully from her mission. Dancing queen amongst ever other flagrant gay 80’s-90’s song blared out of the jukebox as I made myself comfortable. The beer settled ...
... by 11.. so I knew I could get some short shut eye. We actually left on time and then caught the train to head to Clitheroe. Figuring out the trains was a whole new world. But we made it to our destination. So we have that going for us. Which is nice (miss you Nick) We got off the train in Clitheroe and headed down the streets I'm finally familiar with. Picked up the keys to my Grandpas vacant home and went inside. As ...
... at home with anyone else in the room. This time it was my niece and her boyfriend and his son. The only downside for them was to suffer through a long tutorial on bike racing tactics, ethics and history according to the Gavin brothers. The main event of the day was the ride up to Holme Moss that evening. He will stay there overnight to organize the bike storage at party ...
Confession: we have been home for a few days now, but I couldn't quite muster up the enthusiasm to finish writing about our last couple of days. Blame it on jetlag, more pressing things, my usual procrastination, or maybe the subliminal wish not to call the trip "finished". Anyway, we did see more amazing things on this last full day, so I'm giving it its due (writing from the perspective of July 3).
We had a very early morning wakeup ...
... had many others. You know who you are.
Looking slightly further my eyes met the starry sparkle of teary blue eyes belonging to someone very special. Someone who I had just said a very sad farewell to. My girlfriend Cathryn. Almost hypnotised we held each others gaze for a moment. In a trance like state I recalled all the happy moments we had shared over the past eighteen months. Although we wanted to be together it ...
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