Something inside me lights up at the prospect of a trip up north, so when Laurence signed up for the Greater Manchester Marathon, making a weekend of it was a no-brainer. Until this trip, I’d only ever seen Manchester under a blanket of thick grey cloud, but on this occasion there was a healthy dose of vitamin D to be had.
As Christmas draws ever nearer, the multicultural metropolises of the north turn into magical festive wonderlands. Leeds’ Christkindelmarkt is a smaller, condensed German Christmas market, whilst Manchester has a sprawling network of markets, with the largest market being that located in Albert Square. A trip to either Christmas market is sure to evoke the festive spirit, but in a head-to-head which of these comes out on top?