Showing posts with label Manchester. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manchester. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath

A look at the snowy Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath.


Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath
Unplayable

Monday, November 30, 2020

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf

A look back at the Chrizy Golf Masters crazy golf competition in Manchester.


Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

I won the Chrizy Golf Masters miniature golf tournament in Manchester eight years ago today.

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

Time flies!

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

Back on the 30th November 2012 the first - and to date only - Chrizy Golf Masters minigolf tournament was held on a festive-themed pop-up crazy golf course at Piccadilly Place in Manchester.

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

Chrizy Golf scorecards

The Chrizy Golf course was the 313th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

Chrizy Golf - Christmas Crazy Golf in Manchester

The Chrizy Golf course was gone once the 2012 festive season was over and the building remained empty, or used for other pop-ups, until the team at Junkyard Golf made it their home for another minigolf course. That one was there for a couple of years. They have since moved on and can be found at a permanent venue at First Street in the city.

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Kansas Fried Chicken in Mauldeth Road

A look at the Kansas Fried Chicken shop in Mauldeth Road, Manchester.


Another of the 'KFCs' we've seen on our travels.

Kansas Fried Chicken in Mauldeth Road
There's a lovely bit of brickwork outside the shop in Mauldeth Road

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Make it a Blockbuster night

At my local (long closed) video store.


Blockbuster Video in Fallowfield, Manchester

What are you watching tonight? Stranger Things for us.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Grainger Games. A lost video game shop brand

This is the Stretford Mall location.


Grainger Games in Stretford Mall

The company was founded in 1996 and ceased operations on the 28th March 2018.

Grainger Games in Stretford Mall

You won't find a PS5 there, but there's still a rack of UFC3 games for the XBOX ONE and PS4 in there.

Grainger Games in Stretford Mall

As a brand with shops in the North of England and Scotland I only became a regular shopper there when I moved to Stockport in 2016.

Pac-Man street art by Gorse Hill Studios in Stretford

Found underneath Stretford in Manchester.


Pac-Man street art by Gorse Hill Studios in Stretford

Pac-Man street art by Gorse Hill Studios in Stretford

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Friday, November 06, 2020

Unhappy Shopper

I'm actually quite happy about this purchase.


Emily recently spotted a range of retro and parody t-shirts by Manchester Tom on Instagram and I knew I had to buy this Unhappy Shopper one!

Unhappy Shopper t-shirt by Manchester Tom

Even though 2020 has been undeniably shite and I've barely been to any shops I wanted to go to, I have managed to find a few Happy Shopper shops with the nice old branding still in place.


Social distancing signs at The Happy Shopper in Sheffield

Check out the Manchester Tom website for more information.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Keep YOUR Distance - Protect yourself

Check out this social distancing floor sign outside the old Blockbuster Video store at Fallowfield Retail Park in Manchester.

Signs of the old and the new. Together. In Manchester
Signs of the old and the new. Together. In Manchester

We're currently in Tier 3 Restrictions in Greater Manchester. 

Here in Stockport we've been under tight restrictions of one form or another since the first national lockdown in March.  

Tomorrow the whole of England will move into a national lockdown for the second time this year.

I wonder what other interesting signs I will see on my daily outdoor exercise this winter...?

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Market Store in Burnage, Manchester

We popped to Burnage to do some shopping last month and spotted this Market Store. There's something rather familiar about the signage.

Market Store in Burnage, Manchester

Market Store in Burnage, Manchester

Related blog posts:

- The Carpet Factory in Middleton

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween in the City - Manchester 2020

The Halloween in the City Monster Trail is up and running until Sunday 1st November.

There are seven giant inflatable monsters to track down around the city centre.

Halloween in the City - The Printworks, Manchester
The Halloween in the City Dragon at The Printworks last year

Check out the Visit Manchester website for more information and to download the location map.

Take a look at my blog posts from last year's Halloween in the City:


Friday, September 18, 2020

A-Team Cleaning Services in Manchester

Spotting an 'A-Team van' in Stockport.

I always keep an eye out for fun and interesting stuff and managed to get a snap of this 'A-Team van' out on a mission somewhere in the Greater Manchester underground earlier today!

An 'A-Team van' in Stockport.

Check out the A-Team Cleaning Services Facebook Page for more information.


It's not the first A-Team van I've seen on my travels. Check out the Multi Kitchens Ltd van, The Waste Team and The Natural Tile Company in Belfast.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester

A look at some Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester.


Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester

I saw some more advertising for Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester while having a walk round the city centre yesterday.

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester
On Whitworth Street West

At Oxford Road

Junkyard Golf minigolf advertising in Manchester
At Oxford Road

Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester was the last course I played before the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown back on the 9th March 2020.

Junkyard Golf in Manchester
Hole 6 of the Pablo course at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Visit the Junkyard Golf website for more information.


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Carhartt x Obut petanque boules

A look at the new Carhartt WIP Petanque Boule Set.


Carhartt WIP has teamed up with Obut to create a set of branded boules. They look superb.

Carhartt WIP Petanque Boule Set
I saw these Carhartt X Obut boules at the Carhartt WIP store in Manchester

I'm a BIG fan of both Petanque and Carhartt and have my eye on a set. I'm not sure if I could bring myself to actually use them on a petanque piste though!

I wonder if there'll ever be a Carhartt and Minigolf collaboration...?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Crazy Pool at Roxy Ball Room in Manchester

The new Roxy Ball Room at Withy Grove in Manchester will be home to a Crazy Pool layout.


The new Roxy Ball Room at Withy Grove in Manchester will be home to a Crazy Pool layout

Work is underway to create a new Roxy Ball Room venue at next to the Arndale Centre at Withy Grove in Manchester. One of the new games to play there will be Crazy Pool.

Crazy Pool is also available at the Roxy Ball Room on Hanover Street in Liverpool. As a fan of minigolf and billiard hybrid games I was intrigued to see what it would like as I've played a few on my Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

You can see a preview of the Crazy Pool at Roxy Ball Room in Liverpool on Roxy Ball Room's Facebook Page.



Taking a peak in the windows at the new Withy Grove location we saw a number of the Crazy Pool tables taking shape. They looked really good.

Crazy Pool at Roxy Ball Room in Manchester

Crazy Pool at Roxy Ball Room in Manchester

Crazy Pool at Roxy Ball Room in Manchester

It'll be interesting to see what the cues and balls are like and what other obstacles will appear on the tables.

Visit the Roxy Ball Room website for details of their eleven venues and the games on offer.

Check out my blog post "Crazy Snooker Pool Billiards Golf and Pit-Pat" for a look at some of the stranger miniature golf and cue-sports crossover games we've played on our travels.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Krunchy Fried Chicken in Fallowfield, Manchester

Finding a 'KFC' in Fallowfield.


Krunchy Fried Chicken in Fallowfield, Manchester
Krunched in sign!

We've seen a number of 'KFCs' on our travels, including this Krunchy Fried Chicken in Fallowfield, Manchester.

Krunchy Fried Chicken in Fallowfield, Manchester

Krunchy Fried Chicken in Fallowfield, Manchester

There are Krunchy Fried Chicken shops in Liverpool and Stalybridge too.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks in Manchester

We walked past Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks in Manchester on our first wander in the city centre in a while on Saturday afternoon.


Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks in Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks is home to two indoor 18-hole courses.

They have reopened following the lockdown closure.

You can also find Treetop Adventure Golf courses in Cardiff and Leicester.

Visit the Treetop Adventure Golf website for more information.


Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester were the 799th and 800th courses visited in the UK on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 955 courses overall.

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Mini Golf at Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate in Manchester

We walked past Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate in Manchester on our first trip to the city centre in quite a while on Saturday afternoon.


Mini Golf at Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate in Manchester

We've played the Mini Golf course at Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate a few times on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and enjoyed seeing in the New Year there a couple of years ago.

It's an indoor 18-hole minigolf layout.

Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate has now reopened following the lockdown.

Visit the Roxy Ball Room website for more information.


Work is underway on Roxy Ball Room's second venue in the city. The new location is at Withy Grove. We had a walk by that site on Saturday too and managed to see something very interesting through the windows...

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Do get in touch for a chat to see how we can help and work together.

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

Spotting some new Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester.


Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

We saw some new Junkyard Golf posters on our first walk round Manchester in a while.

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

Junkyard Golf advertising in Manchester

The indoor crazy golf venue in Manchester has now reopened and we saw people queuing to get in when we walked past on Saturday afternoon.

Visit the Junkyard Golf website for more information.


Playing at Junkyard Golf

The last course I played before the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown was at Junkyard Golf's First Street venue in Manchester back on the 9th March 2020.

Junkyard Golf at First Street in Manchester, March 2020

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Do get in touch for a chat to see how we can help and work together.

FINGER LICKING CHICKEN in Withington, Manchester

Finger Licking Chicken in Withington, Manchester.


Finger Licking Chicken in Withington, Manchester

We've seen quite a few 'KFCs' on our travels, but the only Finger Licking Chicken we've spotted is in Withington, Manchester.

Finger Licking Chicken in Withington, Manchester

Socially distanced benches in Spinningfields

A pair of socially distanced benches in Spinningfields, Manchester.


Bench with a social distancing sign in Spinningfields, Manchester.
One person only at this time

Bench with social distancing warning in Spinningfields, Manchester.
This doesn't look like the most comfortable bit of seating even at the best of times

We saw two other benches in the time of Coronavirus in Colne.