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A Spring Fayre for Didsbury…

May 24, 2015

The Makers’ Market is now a firm favourite on the West Didsbury calendar – last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm on the grounds of Withington Hospital. It’s becoming more & popular and perfectly complements our fab independents, introducing visitors to what we are lucky enough to have on our doorsteps. But Didsbury Village has missed out, since the demise of the council run market some years ago.

However, that changed today (Sun 24th May), when the Spring Fayre, organised by the Makers’ Market and supported by a number of Didsbury businesses, rolled into town. The weather was mixed, but that didn’t stop people visiting. And, with some familiar faces, together with new stalls, music & food offerings a-plenty, we definitely think a good day was had by all.

West Didsbury Market – next one is Sunday 31st May, and here’s our regular monthly competition to win £50 worth of vouchers.

Love Withington Baths…

May 23, 2015

You can’t have missed us banging on about the group we’re involved with, Love Withington Baths. Our community group will be taking over the running & development of the facility, once GLL (the current operators), take over at Hough End. We are at a very critical stage in the long take-over process, as we finalise the legal documentation, staffing, classes, repairs & maintenance schedules etc, but most importantly, make sure we have members to help us to realise our dream/vision of a community focused health & fitness/heritage centre.

If you would like to be a member, and be a part of a very exciting future, please register your interest here. We will be contacting all members asap re classes, prices & packages. If you are a current member, and you register before 31st May 2015, we guarantee to price match your current package.

 

On Your Bike!

February 24, 2015

When our trusty bicycle mechanic moved back to South Africa, the bikes he had looked after became a little bit neglected. Fortunately, his business was taken over by Andrew, who runs the Didsbury based Velojaune.

This is what Andrew took away with him…

And this is what he brought back, the next day…

Fully serviced, repaired (brake blocks, break & gear cables, fixing mudguards) and cleaned up. A brilliant job done – and highly recommended for all of your cycling needs, especially as Andrew will collect & drop off as part of the service he offers. Velojaune’s prices and contact details can be found here.

What We Love Today…

February 23, 2015

Today is all about the amazing refurb at The Whitworth Art Gallery. Being involved with Love Withington Baths, means that opportunities to grab inspiration are seized – and we were certainly not disappointed by what we saw. The new annexe to the gallery is a big, bright, airy space, with huge windows, allowing natural light to flood in. The “cafe in the trees” is just stunning – an oblong glass box, literally suspended above the trees in the park.

Food. For. Thought…

What We Love Today…

February 19, 2015

Although the main tools of our trade involve many things technological, you just can’t beat a good pen. And, I’m very fussy about pens. Luckily, this beauty from Harriet & Dee, (packed full of delectable gift ideas) on Warburton Street in Didsbury, ticks all of my boxes. Solid, sturdy, a good nib, and just beautiful to write with. It’s more than a pen. It’s a gorgeous object…

What We Love Today…

February 18, 2015

Today we love the new look Thyme Out Delicatessen in West Didsbury – very contemporary with a splash of industrial. However, we also love that some things have stayed just the same. There’d be trouble if that breakfast changed ;)

Thyme Out Deli is located on Nell Lane and is open from 9am.

 

What We Love Today…

February 17, 2015

We absolutely LOVE that over at Love Withington Baths, our two year campaign to save the baths has been successful and the centre will NOT be closing! We totally love PEOPLE POWER and love that M20 will have an amazing community building. It can be done…

If you’d like to keep up to date with the latest developments, you can follow the news over on twitter or join the mailing list. We’d love you to join our community!

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