Yesterday was an eventful day. First thing we were off to the MMU degree shows, which always delight and inspire. Back in the Day I studied embroidery here. Now there is an architecturally inspiring building that houses Manchester School of Art and all the talented and creative students. I hope all the graduates take their hard work, excitement and energy from their degrees and continue to soar and succeed.

We then headed into town for the Manchester Day Parade. It’s shocking to admit, but this was our first time! The theme this year was EUREKA! an adventure of wonder, invention and curiosity. We were bowled over by the fun atmosphere and the brilliantly bonkers scientific themed parade. Manchester Day is created by local people who work with Walk the Plank’s team of skilled artists to bring their ideas to life, inspired by all things marvelously Mancunian.

Via a delicious late lunch stop in Chinatown we headed off to HOME arts complex to see the latest Studio Ghibli anime, the sweet When Marnie Was Here

An exceptional and fun day out in Manchester, even though we headed home in a downpour (so Mancunian!) which is just one of many reasons why #ILove MCR