Reading time: < 1 minute... On Sunday, it’s our Anniversary and we’re celebrating 24 years. Part of the celebration was travelling up to Manchester (by train from Rugby) and checking into The ABode, a new ’boutique’ style hotel very close to Manchester Piccadilly. We caught the 10.47 and arrived in Manchester at 1pm. After checking-in, we started to look around for the final Christmas Pressies. Manchester looks great for shopping!!! In spite of the yukky weather, we got a lot done – and we’ll finish off tomorrow! We headed back to the Hotel and put our feet-up and decided to try the Cafe-Bar for our evening meal. The food was good but not outstanding and there was initially a problem in finding us a table because the whole place had been handed-over to a private function.