Moving to Manchester…next week

Albion Road Bridge

So its my last full week in London and I'm kind of sad and kind of happy. I've finalised the apartment I'll be renting and the relocation company are moving me at the end of next week. The apartment is just off Albion Street which is in the South of Manchester (some people call it the Knott Mills or Deansgate Locks). Its 10mins walking from work and 10mins from something which looks like the west end. I'm also just around the corner from the Haçienda and the Tram/Train at Deansgate station. Both go to Salford Quays and Piccadilly Train station. Anyone who knows Manchester might say well I'm a 15mins walk from the northern quarter. But come on, thats not far when walking home late at night, plus theres the tram and free city bus. I'm also sure a taxi would be about 5 pounds at most. That certainly beats the 30 plus pounds it would cost to go anywhere near Woolwich from Central London.

My schedule is pretty busy with the move and going back and forth between London and Manchester. On top of that I'll be at the Ability net's Accessibility 2.0 event in London, Futuresonic in Manchester, Xtech 2008 in Dublin, Thinking Digital in Gateshead and BarCampNorthEast also in Newcastle.Talking of which I also won't be at BarCampLondon4 due to a clash with a important family event.

I would have love to have gone around to see everyone in London but it wasn't/isn't possible, so instead I'm arranging my last London Geekdinner which I'm proud to announce will be with Dr. Sophie Kain from last years Apprentice and co-owener of Prior Kain.

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Author: Ianforrester

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