Well that was really a nice way to end the week. We went to the Manchester Ball at the Hilton, Manchester with our friends David & Beverley & had an absolute fantastic time on Friday night.
The money at this tears Ball was being raised for the Factory which is a public community programme in North Manchester.
Even up to Friday morning Mrs C had not made her mind up on what to wear at the Ball while my dress code was easy as it was ‘Black Tie’. So Mrs C took a couple of different outfits with her!
MRs C had accepted David & Beverley’s offer of using their room to change in while I showered & changed in the office before I moved the car over to Liverpool Road by MOSI. I was hoping to get to The Deansgate pub to meet David for a pre-ball pint however due to the traffic being busy I never made it. The reason for the traffic being busy was that Manchester had it’s Christmas light switch-on so there were more people coming into the city than actually leaving for the evening. So instead of meeting up with David I grabbed a quick pint in The White Lion on Liverpool Road. I had a very nice but pricy pint on Timothy Taylor’s Landlord (£4 for the privilege).
As soon as I’d finished my pint Mrs C was ready & I met her in the Hilton Lobby shortly followed by David & Beverley. We were then escorted up to ‘Cloud 23’ the bar on the 23rd floor of the Hilton for a champagne reception & a great view over the city of Manchester.
After a couple of glasses of champagne we were then on our way back down to the ballroom where the Manchester Ball was being held. We had great seats with our 2 tables being right at the front. The food, wine & entertainment was 1st class with the highlight being a 10 year old girl from the ‘factory’ signing 3 classics absolutely perfectly – she even got a standing ovation.
Then came the charity bit with the raffle, auction & quizzes & like I said all monies where going to a great cause.
Following the fund raising it was time for the dancing all to a live act.
Not long after midnight we were beginning to tire a little & Mrs C decided it was time to say our good-night & leave.
As always our hosts David & Beverley put on a great evening & I’m sure their night lasted longer than we did. Many thanks x
Saturday was a terrible day with the weather & we had to catch up with the shopping & other chores before hunkering down to watch TV with home-made fish pie.
Sunday – we spent the whole of the day tidying Lewis’s bedroom from top to bottom before I got chance to watch United play Arsenal, United won 1-0 & leap frog City who lost at Sunderland. Lewis has not got away with doing nothing as he’s off work tomorrow (Monday) & there is some sorting out for him to do too.
have a good week folks