My best friend in the world is getting married so I went on her future husbands stag do this weekend in Leeds. I spend the week in Leeds for work so I know the area well but I was hoping for a weekend somewhere different.
This week I could not find a hotel for under a 100 pounds so I headed down on Monday with my suitcase hoping that I could get one during my lunch. In the morning I watched as the rates increased and the availability reduced and it was starting to look like I would have to head back to Manchester.
Linley and Simpson
I was expecting to blog about how I picked up the keys to my new flat in Leeds and I was excited about finally moving out of hotels and into my own bed. I even went out on Saturday and purchased ben linen, towels, pillows and other various bits and bobs.
New Ellington Hotel
I spent this week in Leeds at the New Ellington Hotel and it was a good stay apart from the rain in Leeds. This week it rained and rained and rained some more. Thankfully the hotel lent me an umbrella as it just did not stop all week.
Commuting to Leeds
I have had a nightmare the past two weeks as VISA cancelled my cards due to a security breach and as there were two public holidays it took two weeks for replacements to arrive.
Today is my one year anniversary from coming back from Australia and the sun has come out in Manchester to help me celebrate. If you wrap up warm and shelter from the cold wind then you can kid yourself that it is actually warm here.
Last week I decided to stay in a different hotel as they do say a change is as good as a holiday and booked in the one opposite the office I work in Leeds called Roomzzz. I however, did not know there were two of them in Leeds and of course I had booked in the one that was over a mile away.
I could not get into my usual hotel this week and as I am staying in Manchester on Tuesday night after the game against Villarreal I thought I would try the Mint Hotel in Leeds.
Yesterday was the end of my three month contract working as a contractor for GE in Leeds. I accepted an extension for another three months but I am going to start working from Manchester two days a week and three days in Leeds.