Yesterday I got to spend a great day in Manchester, one of my favourite cities. I attended a conference on electronic resources, accompanied by my lovely boss (lovely because she's professional and fair, not because she's wild or anything). We arrived a bit early due to train timings and had the chance to walk around a bit in the lovely sunshine and have a coffee at the fab Philpotts near Piccadilly Station. Whilst out and about I realised how gorgeous the Victorian buildings are in that part of town. The brickwork was especially brilliant in the bright sunshine and I could've stayed there all day.
As in other visits to Manchester, I realised something I really like, the friendliness of the people. People working in shops are warm, people walking around don't look cross, and there is a really strong vibe to the place. I can't confirm the source of this civility, but I really like being there.