Thursday, July 06, 2006

Where the streets have names

I'm off, Manchester. Another week and a bit and I'm gone. Charming man leaves charmless city shocker. Not that I don't love the place, I do. Hugely. But it's over. O, V, A, H, Ovah, in the words of Kath & Kim.

No more Ordsall Lane. No more Cooper Street (I still remember why). No more Oxford Road - it was mostly for you, Jane. Bye bye Tib Street. See you Trinity. I never got to live on Moon Grove.

Darby House (you could see the Holy Name Church, I wept with excitement). Kensington Avenue (Harriet, Donna, Emma, Louise, Sally). (Dickenson Road & Mabfield Road - Helen? Claire?). Kippax Street (Spude, Cookie, Jenny Hot Tea, Cat). Mellor Road (Jane, Saffron, Cookie again). Daisy Bank Road (Jane again, Sue, Simon, Julia - are you ok Julia?). Stainer Street (Laura, I
love you). Blackfriars Road. South Hall Street.

Hathersage Road. Great Western Street. Tariff Street. Dale Street. Lever Street. Thomas Street. Cross Street. St Stephen's Street. Blossom Street. Bloom Street. Canal Street. Princess Street. Stockport Road (even).

I can't remember the street my first boyfriend lived on. But I kissed him somewhere above Booth Street West and nothing has ever been that promising again.

Nothing.

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Awh, its not the leaving of Manchester that grieves him then.

So, pastures new? Any sense of direction?

Hope your new times go well.

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So many streets. So little time. See you Tues.

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I love the Holy Name. What a building.

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Come back. If not for good, then at least to visit, and often. We just can't spare you.

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can't believe you're really gone.
what a lovely note to end on though.
come back soon and often x

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