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Living in the Northern Quarter sometimes keeps me from travelling outside the city centre. I literally have everything in front of my door step, so why get on the train, tram or bus when I can easily walk anywhere. Well, I don’t want to turn into a city centre snob and before I became a city girl, I actually used to be a country girl, hard to believe right?!

Days out in Manchester are my favourite!

Nothing beats a Saturday strolling around town, however, if you fancy a more natural scenery, you might have to hop on the train. Leaving the city for a day or two also helps me to switch off.

A few weeks ago my best friend from Germany visited me and we decided to take a trip to the Bramhall. A quick 15 minute journey on the train later, we arrived in a town that has a ‘Hamptons’ flair. Lovely bars and restaurants along the main road, people enjoying their brunch in the sun with oversized sunglasses, WAGS and other minor celebrities sipping their skinny lattes.

I also decided that it was time for a new haircut, colour and a fringe. Do you guys get the ‘fringe-itch’ as well? Every 16-18 months I feel the urge to get a fringe, about a week later I am fed up. And let’s be honest, fringes in Manchester aren’t ideal at all. I wonder why they call Chicago the windy city, Manchester definitely deserves that title.

The first time I went to Ed’s must have been about 3 years ago. I instantly fell in love with Ed and Mike – two amazing human beings. After my sister moved back to Manchester a few months ago, she started a role as a Senior Stylist at Ed’s.

Before and after

before and after hair

Ever since I went dark again, I felt a bit boring. Having defined myself through my hair, it was time for a change. I needed a fringe and a bit of colour. As you can see in the photos above, my hair just looked dull :(

eds bramhall hair salon

@Eds Hair Bramhall – Facebook

The best part about going to a salon, prosecco obvs and getting your hair shampooed by a professional.

A few hours and lots of fizz later, I looked fairly presentable. My sister Denise did an amazing job, as per usual.

We discovered a hidden gem opposites Ed’s. A little Thai place called ‘Chilli Banana Thai Street Food’.

 

For as little as £9.95 this place offers a Two-Course lunch menu which compared to city centre prices is like peanuts. Speaking of peanuts, from satay dishes to traditional curries, Chilli Banana offers a big variety of traditional Thai food.

green thai curry

 

We’ve opted for the Thai Green curry with tiger prawns and a spicy flat noodle dish called ‘Drunken Noodles’ which was super tasty. As you can see, the portions are pretty big.

Unfortunately we’ve not managed to take any photos of the starters, we were simply too hungry.

 

Days out in Manchester are fun. It doesn’t always have to be in the city centre, we have so many beautiful little towns around Greater Manchester/Cheshire.

Where do you like spending your Saturdays? Any plans for new hair dos?

Love, Nina x

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