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March In Review.

08/04/2017
How is it April? I swear I was in bed nursing a New Years Eve hangover like, yesterday. March has flown by without me even noticing. Very much a blink and you'll miss it kind of month.

I spent the first couple of weeks preparing a presentation for a job interview and then a couple of days licking my wounds when I was rejected. Aside from that I've mainly been working, sleeping and trying to limit my takeaway consumption to one a week. (If you want to know how that's been going just take a look at my double chin over on Instagram.) Dispersed in between this has been some pretty noteworthy events; birthdays, press events, theatre shows etc. Oh, and there was just one teeny tiny major life change that I'll let you in on at the end of the post.


SUNNY TRIP TO...THE ROOF OF A PUB IN LEEDS.

After the job interview I mentioned earlier, I went to meet my brother for lunch. It happened to be sunny so naturally, lunch turned into crawling the beer gardens of Leeds town centre. We ended up in Belgrave which is one of my favourite venues. It has the best roof terrace in the North of England and I've sampled a fair few in my time. (I'm sure London has an array of hipster rooftops to choose from so I'll specify the North before my southern friends collapse in horror). This was maybe my favourite day this month as I love hanging out with my brother, just the two of us. And daytime drinking. Daytime drinking is the beeeestt.

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HAT ON BUT TAKE OFF THE SCOUSE ACCENT.

Because I was having the best day ever apparently, after my mini sunshine session in Leeds, I went to the Alhambra to see The Full Monty. Mini review: Very good. Very funny. Very (bum) cheeky. However, people who are not from Yorkshire can not and should not do Yorkshire accents. Especially to a crowd of Yorkshire women (and the one man sat behind us with his wife.) We know if it's not good. Especially if it slips into scouse every now and again. Liverpool isn't even anywhere near Sheffield Gary Lucy. It's two and a half hours on't M62. Sorry Gazza Luce, you didn't quite get it right that time. 

MANAHATTA OPENS UP ON GREEK STREET

It's safe to say I am pretty well versed in Leeds drinking venues and the original Manahatta up on Merrion Street is a place I have frequented fairly often. Which is unfortunate for my bank balance. So when I was invited to the blogger's event for the new Manahatta site I was pretty excited. Manahatta 1.0 is a pretty swanky place, but the new one is even fancier because it's on Greek Street. People from Leeds, you know about Greek Street. It's where the proper adults go because they're too fancy for Call Lane. It's where go when I wanna look posh for the 'gram. Anyway the place is divine. Gorgeous interiors, perfect lighting, all the bar staff look like catalogue models. I'll be writing more about it soon, so keep an eye out!

ST PADDYS IN IRELAND...I MEAN LIVERPOOL

There's more Irish than Scouse in Liverpool, isn't there? Seriously, there has got to be more Irish bars in the pool than there are on Dublin high street. Which was great for me because I went on St Paddy's. I've never been particularly fussed about Paddy's day because there is 0% gaelic blood in this Italian stallion but ahhh, being with Irish people on Paddy's is just the best thing ever. I popped up to see my friend Lisa before she had to give up all rights to a social life to her dissertation and we went to her friends house for a party. Cue plenty of boozing, lots of singing and a startling amount of green faces. It was hazy in the morning but from what I can remember I had a blast! 

Side note: this was also the first time I watched the wonder that is Moana. Lisa, I will be forever grateful. 


AND FINALLY...I'M DOING A MASTERS!!

This has got to be the biggest achievement of the year. I've been accepted and will be beginning my masters this September! I'll be training as a journalist and working towards my NCTJ qualifications which is basically what I've wanted to do since forever. After a year of admin and customer service jobs (which are great but not my personal career aims) I'm excited to get stuck in and be a trained, fully-fledged and capable journalist. REBECCA MARANO, JOURNALIST EXTRAORDINAIRE. I'M READY FOR YA.

2 comments

  1. Congrats on getting into journalism!!

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  2. Just caught up with this post, what a joy to read xx

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