[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the hunger for more opportunity and a want for a bit of city life, I finally moved to the powerhouse of the North. After planning this big move over the past few months, finally, I got up here. I'm so incredibly lucky with the things I have in life and having to sacrifice some of the amazing things I have wasn't an easy decision. I feel that its just come to the point in my life to see something new, see something that could inspire me or edge me to achieve my goals even more. Without my family and my friends, I wouldn't have the courage to be here.
So on 30th September, I drove up after my brother's 30th party back in Suffolk. I have been staying in an Airbnb that I stayed at on the August Bank Holiday weekend with the most helpful host Jacqualene. She's lovely, a true Irish lady and she has helped me get my bearings in Didsbury, one of South Manchester's Villages. There seems to be a load of "young folk" that live in Didsbury, full of restaurants and bars, it's a village that is spread across the South. I have been living just on the outskirts of the main street. Supermarkets, pubs, and cafes are all within an arms reach of where I have been staying.
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Dog & Partridge - a Greene King pub right in the centre of Didsbury[/caption]
To get into the city there are many options, driving or by bus or tram. The tram stop comes straight into the village and they are every 10-15 mins. I have now walked just about everywhere in the City. I had to find a flat for me eventually and visiting different places for viewings has been a great way to know where to head. I feel that I now have the ability to get myself to a certain area in the city without the need for help from maps on my phone. I particularly like Spinningfields, Manchester's business district and also Castlefield which is the quieter side of the city - this was home the industrial side which is now a great area for a walk around the canals, mostly this area is converted to flats, office spaces and the new home to Hits Radio
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Castlefield - the quieter side of the city[/caption]
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The Town Hall[/caption]
Fortunately, with my job, I am able to work remotely and I have been to some cafes during the day to work. There are many up in the Northern Quarter and Ancoats, like the one called Takk
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Takk - 3 scrambled eggs[/caption]
There are also a few bars such as TROF
and one of my favourite so far is Cane & Grain
, a very indie bar with their main famous food to be ribs. I haven't tried them yet. I have also been trying my hardest to keep the fitness routine going, as part of Pure Gym
I have been going to Urban Exchange a lot. This is right in Ancoats and I haven't decided yet whether this will be my home gym. Spinningfields does have another gym that I'm interested in too.
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Close to my flat[/caption]
So I move from Disdbury in November, to the city centre to live with a couple of guys in between the Green and Northern Quarter. I will post again once I have managed the move. It will give me a good chance to properly integrate into the city. Part 2 coming soon![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]