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Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 08:27 pm
by hansolobiker
Now, might be the time to also plan what type of clothing to bring with you! :shock: So a bit of geography first. Manchester,England, is on the same line of latitude as Edmonton, Canada. If the con had been last year, then you would have enjoyed heat wave conditions with lots of sunshine and high temps. To expect two ,consecutive years like that is possible slightly too high an expectation. Think about packing warm clothing,socks,gloves,waterproofs,a scarf,an umbrella,strong shoes,thermal underwear,survival blanket and a sou'wester . Don't wear red(Manchester United :oops: ) or blue( Manchester City :shock: ).Never mention Leeds or Liverpool! :roll:

For food, try scouse, Eccles cakes, Chorley cakes, bread and butter pudding, Black pudding, hot pork pies, ManchesterTarts( Not to be confused with Manchester tarts who are a branch of the Seamstresses guild) and throdkin.

For great beers, check this out-http://www.camragreatermanchester.org.uk/-CAMRA is the UK's Campaign for Real Ale,the equivalent of US craft beers but better!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Although proper beer comes from Yorkshire!!!

Just remember,preparation will make your stay more enjoyable and you will have a great time.

This short guide was brought to you by Hansolobiker Tongue in Cheek Rough Guides (C) Hansolobiker Enterprises 2014

PS-All the food is real.

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 09:15 pm
by Nonny Mouse
Thanks :D I love trying local foods and beers.

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 09:19 pm
by Darren
Although given the current weather conditions, plus Manchester's general reputation, consider also packing a canoe :wink:

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 09:27 pm
by phalarope
20 years ago we vacationed for 3 weeks in Newfoundland from mid-June into early July. Made it to Labrador for 4 days during that stay. So I quite understand that the climate in mid-summer Manchester may not be the humid summer sauna I'm used to here in the Mid-Atlantic USA. :lol: Suffice to say that Mate and I were wearing 4 layers including Newfoundland wool fisherman sweaters, while the Newfies were wearing crop tops and short shorts. :shock: :lol: Hopefully Manchester won't be 'quite' that big a difference, but I'll come prepared (though I may skip the survival blanket :P ).

The menu sounds exquisite, especially scouse! I'll let others have my beer ration. :wink:

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:08 pm
by demdike
The difference between summer and winter weather in Manchester is that in summer the rain is warmer. :D

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 07:25 pm
by Endril
demdike wrote:The difference between summer and winter weather in Manchester is that in summer the rain is warmer. :D

At least I enjoy the rain, so I wont be shocked. Well, I enjoy just a bit of rain, so you wont see me come to work & live in Manchester :D .
And considering their current poor form, I think I am allowed to say "Come on, Man Utd!" :twisted:

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 03:41 pm
by hansolobiker
Demdike said
in summer the rain is warmer


........sometimes! :lol:

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 04:57 pm
by Nonny Mouse
Is a rainbow umbrella considered garish?

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:19 am
by demdike
Errr one of mine has falling cats and dogs on and the other has LED lights that twinkle :(

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 09:07 am
by hansolobiker
Nonny said
Is a rainbow umbrella considered garish?


Not in Manchester! The local fashionistas will love you :wink:

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 04:51 pm
by Nonny Mouse
Good! All set then.

Re: Now taking recommendations for North of England touring

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 04:02 pm
by Nonny Mouse
After much thinking and research, I've decided to stay in Derbyshire for my leftover days after the Con. There are the big country estates, and also castles, plus some caverns and hills and rivers I'd like to see. I think I won't get to see all the cool things I've read about in my 3 days. I'm going to stay in a B&B, I think it will be fun and different.