Saturday, 4 February 2017

Today's Adventures

After not leaving the flat all week due to having to return back to uni and actually go to lectures in order to get a degree *Yawn*, I felt that it was much needed to head in to town. Me and my flatmate  had planned to go to this place called Black Milk in Afflecks which for those of you who don't know, is the first cereal cafe that arrived in Manchester. As I hadn't been to The Northern Quarter in absolutely ages, I couldn't wait to head back to the hippest place in Manchester (in my opinion anyway). So, Black Milk was absolutely insane, its the daintiest little cafe ever on the second floor of Afflecks, which meant that it had a really cute view over The Northern Quarter and as it was such a lovely day considering we're still in February, it meant that we got to sit by the window and feel the warmth of the sun on our backs. There are copious amounts of cereal boxes shelved along the one wall and then there are various pieces of Bowie artwork and The Stone Roses, Rolling Stones stickers across the walls; I mean I'm hoping I'm painting a cool picture here guys because it was indie heaven basically.  Anyway, there was so much to chose from on the menu from freakshakes to cheesecake and then of course to cereal, but not just cereal... cereal cocktails! Yes, cocktails; you could choose from various cereal concoctions that they had already created or even create your own, you even had the choice of having an edible chocolate bowl with your cereal in, if that isn't perfect, I don't know what is!

I decided to create my own cereal concoction so I went for lucky charms because they're my absolute favourite.. with party rings, whipped cream, sprinkles and strawberry milk; it was honestly the most incredibly delightful thing my taste buds had ever experienced.  If you can't tell already, I 100% recommend that everybody should go there!! Unfortunately, I was so hungry when my cereal arrived that I completely forgot to take a photo, which absolutely broke my blogger/insta-hoe heart.

After visiting Black Milk, my flatmate had to head back to the flat so I decided to stay in town and just roam around by myself. I mean, I've always wanted to have the confidence to just go out and do things by myself so I decided today that I would do exactly that. I headed back to the Northern Quarter, Polaroid camera in hand listening to Bruce Springsteen and just decided to explore down all of the little back alleys of the streets. For those of you who haven't been to The Northern Quarter or just Manchester in general, there are copious amounts of alley ways that make it so easy to get lost but are also super cool as this is where you will find the coolest graffiti. This is something that I absolutely love to do so I just decided to get lost in the dingy intertwining streets. It was so nice to just be at one with myself and it was so nice to have some alone time as at uni, you're virtually with your friends 24/7 so it can get slightly crazy and overwhelming sometimes so it was just great to have some thinking space, doing what I love to do.. taking arty farty photos. 

Later on, I met back up with my friends and we headed to the Anti-Trump Protest that was taking place in St. Peters Square. I have always wanted to experience the atmosphere of a protest and I've never had the chance to before as I'm from such a tiny little town and typically the larger protests take place in the likes of London. However, as I heard that there was going to be a protest going on and for such a cause that I'm so passionate about as I can't stress enough how inhumane Trump's Muslim ban is a long with how wrong his view are towards women.. I just had to go and check it out.  The atmosphere was absolutely insane, it was crazy how many people had gathered to fight for the cause, banners in hand and with the wittiest slogans and chants, it was phenomenal. Anyway, I'm not going to talk too much about the protest itself as my next post will be solely dedicated to it, so check that out! 

That was basically my day summed up and it was so so lovely. I've decided that I'm going to spend more of my days exploring Manchester as although I have been here almost six months already, it's such a big city, that there is so much that I'm still yet to see. I also want to try and force myself to be way more independent and confident so I'm planning on going to the cinema by myself next week (baby steps) and then maybe to some art galleries and museums. Anyway, I'm going to sign this off here as I need to get ready for a Fleet wood Mac event at the zombie shack tonight which I'm so ecstatic about, woo!

The Clueless Blogger 

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