A month back in the UK reconnecting with family and taking some pics. I am now a tourist in my homeland. We spent most of our time in Manchester, but managed to have a few days in the Lake District, a week in North Wales, and a weekend with my sister’s family in Chester.
Manchester had changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The city center is much smarter, and skyscrapers now grace the skyline. A trip to Quarry Bank Mill was a reminder of how Manchester made its money from cotton (quite a bleak story in many ways). We walked past Old Trafford football stadium while on the way to The Imperial War Museum North. Maybe, one day I’ll get tickets and watch Manchester United play.
The highlights for Yuki were the various National Trust gardens. She has returned to Okinawa with dreams of orchards, and flowering borders. Jasmine meanwhile spent the month learning to sit up, plank, crawl, and stand up while holding onto things. Life continues to be full of surprises.