I went to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014

Wide shot picture of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014

I attended the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014 which is being held, slightly surrealistically, in the middle of the Velodrome at the National Cycling Centre.

Picture of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2014 bar

On my visit on Wednesday 22 January 2014 I sampled many fine ales, including beers from Marble, JW Lees and Joseph Holt.

The festival runs until 25 January 2014.

Ducks in Stalybridge

Picture of ducks in Stalybridge

Ducks in and around the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Stalybridge, at 1307 on 20 January 2014.

UK WordPress unconference number 7 announced

Arrangements for the seventh annual WordPress UK weekend unconference have been announced.

As previously, the location and content for the 2014 event will be determined by the participants.

The weekend will be the follow-up to WordCamp Lancaster UK 2013.

On behalf of the WPUK Core Group, I’ve issued details of how to propose the city and venue for the event, along with how to post content ideas, on the WPUK site.

The WordPress weekend is scheduled to take place 12-13 July 2014, and is produced by WPUK.

Christmas 2013: Stalybridge

Picture of Christmas 2013 at Stalybridge

Stalybridge, at 1707 on 20 December 2013.

Christmas 2013: Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

Picture of Christmas 2013 at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, at 1627 on 20 December 2013.

Christmas 2013: MediaCityUK

Picture of Christmas 2013 at MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK, at 1507 on 20 December 2013.

Christmas 2013: Stalybridge Buffet Bar

Picture of Christmas 2013 at Stalybridge Buffet Bar

Stalybridge Buffet Bar, at 2156 on 19 December 2013.

Christmas 2013: Ealing

Picture of Christmas 2013 at Ealing

Ealing, at 1816 on 17 December 2013.