Oh la la!
- 16 Jul 07, 09:42 AM
Bonjour mesdames et messieurs et bienvenue à ce petit pâté en croûte de meringue de citron qui a été couvert en peinture verte. I dropped French when I was eleven, but it’s strange how much you can remember when you need to.
You see, Saturday was Bastille Day and it comes as no surprise that Craig McGinty popped along to the Bal Enchanté at Platt Fields to soak up the Manchester take on how to do things French. “Many French people who have made Manchester their adopted home rolled out the picnic blanket and uncorked the wine bottles.”
The picture shows a couple of traditionally dressed French ladies explaining the finer points of French Cuisine. Picture by Craig McGinty.
The final drops of the Manchester International Festival have now been squeezed out. Mancubist popped along to The Lowry for Final Fantasy, but not before sampling Heston Blumenthal’s Chilled Summer Treats. “It’s a shame I didn’t have time for the mushy pea sorbet.”
Meanwhile IckleWeb found his way to Salford Quays to see New Young Pony Club.
So that was last week and this is this and I’m heading off to the RHS Tatton Flower Show until Sunday. Expect appeals for warm clothing, blankets and Red Cross parcels come Wednesday.
If you’ve got green fingers and are at Tatton during the week pop in and say hello. I’ll be the guy hanging around the BBC Manchester Garden cramming information about all things horticultural as I’ve been invited to sit on a Gardener’s Question Time-type question and answer session and at the moment the only thing I’m really capable of doing in the garden is throwing the snails over the wall into next door.
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