On Friday morning, around 7am, I woke up to the most beautiful soul, that I had spooned all night, inbetween the four walls of 740 at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. Literally, the most amazing human that I could ever EVER cross paths with…
Yet, let’s rewind to Thursday 2.30pm, when i had got on a train at Doncaster Station, Platform 3b, in the rain, filled with excitement, as a random blond, in a suit, civil engineer with an ipad had decided to sit next to me and show me his work plans? He must’ve been bored or something? Yet, weirdly I had already been told previously what his job actually encountered. So I nodded and listened and got to Manchester, almost in a jiffy! It was the quickest route ever. Literally 30 something minutes and *blink* I was there. It had stopped raining…which is always a good sign.
Checked into my hotel and I chose it simply because it was directly next to the station and let me tell you the staff at The Macdonald Manchester, couldn’t be more efficient or nicer! As soon as I whizzed through that revolving door, I was immediately greeted with an..
‘It’s Chrissie isn’t it! Hi! We’re so happy to have you here! Anything you could possibly need just ask….I’m….’ and straight away the manager, concierge and social media manager, who had been Tweeting me right at that exact moment, introduced themselves with comfort, professionalism and warmth. It made me feel really great! I mean, this was as soon as I whizzed through the door.
Then once i had checked in…they poured me a quick glass of fizz and a lovely gent escorted me up to my room, with the fizz in tow on a little silver tray, as I took pictures of him on my phone. Lol.
‘I’ll have to get used to that, right?’ He chuckled. 😉
Service was amazing, and to me that means a lot. I couldn’t have been happier and i’ve stayed in tons of hotel rooms all over the world, big ones, small ones, ones with bunk beds that rock a 2*, the best executive suites in a five *….all rooms, everywhere. They were kind and i appreciate that massively. Plus, I love hotel rooms, they always make me feel a sense of escapism. I find them really interesting simply because, they are buildings where in which behind every single door, something different is happening, all under one roof. People are living their own version of life, behind a door with an allocated number, plaqued on the other side of life.
I chilled and enjoyed it and then I began to get ready as ‘Eton Mess’ (who is the guy that I was meeting) finished off his work day. I will admit that I was nervous AND excited But i like that, as it makes me human and it means I really liked him. People never think that I’d be nervous and I never know why? It was a good nervous that really meant excitement. I’d never met him before, so i guess if i was being honest….I didn’t want him to hang out with me and think ‘nah.’ Lol. But the awesome thing was that I had been chatting to him on a friendly basis for months, a really long time, so i felt really comfortable, we naturally get on really really well, he’s funny, he’s smart, he’s driven, he’s kind, I knew everything about him and already sort of felt a part of his world. You (as in blog readers) might not have really known too much about how I may of felt in regards to ‘Eton mess’ as I kinda kept it to myself because I was really interested in him. HOWEVER, if you work with me on a daily basis you WILL HAVE KNOWN how much I like this guy, as I chat about him all the time. 🙂 Haha.
But anyway, let’s fast forward to the evening.
I’m ready, he’s done working, we’re messaging, I’ve chosen ‘Tattu’ as our cocktail venue of choice. (I’ve never been there before, but my hick friend goes there lots, so I figured ‘why not.’) I felt good. I felt all confident at this point. He sounded ready. His banter was hilarious, I was sure he panicked a little. Lol. Yet, with a ‘man up’ message from moi and a ‘middle finger’ return emoji message from ‘Eton Mess’ (hahaha, i love that about him) I was in a taxi, en route to Spinning fields, in the evening, through the Manchester city streets, in my dress to meet him…at Tattu. In 10 minutes, which felt like five, he’d be right in front of me.
…and bang on the dot…as my taxi pulled up outside, there he was…(I saw him as I peeked through my taxi window.) He was stood under the Manchester evening stars, under a giant umbrella, waiting by my taxi door, in a white shirt, looking AMAZING! Like, I was even shocked at how AMAZING ‘Eton Mess’ looked. I mean, i knew he was hot anyway. I was attracted to him physically from pictures regardless…Yet, it’s a whole different thing when you actually see someone right there in the flesh and they are even more attractive than you could’ve ever imagined. (I did tell him that…because I would…wouldn’t I…and he smiled and said, ‘Are you trying to say that I take a bad picture.’ Lol.)
Let’s just put it this way, he is the most attractive man that I have seen in a very long time…as in YEARS! I was like ‘Holy Shit’ but quietly, on the inside. 🙂
But i got out of my taxi and there he was…as happy as can be, as lovely as can be…and with an umbrella! I love that! Good thinking! Lol…and we walked into Tattu, ready to well…begin our night.
We sat down in a booth and straight away got along, chatted and scanned the cocktail menu for immediate drinks. You need that immediate drink don’t you. I knew we would get along anyway, that didn’t worry me, as like i said, I’d been chatting to him for ages, longer than you would think…and it was like our paths had to cross, needed to cross, yet kept missing the ‘cross.’ Lol. So, more than anything, it was finally SO GOOD to meet him. Like, i said, you meet people in life, when you’re meant to meet them…so that night…was the night ‘The Gods’ wanted us to meet…and Yay, with the funnest cocktails in all the land.
We talked everything, he was down to earth and FUNNY and charming, yet real. He’s easy going and like i said such a great soul. I felt really lucky to me sat there with him, doing our own little version of life. He’s so interesting. I find him REALLY interesting and we’re quite similiar in the way in which we see things. I’m always of a positive, strong and supportive nature…as I know what matters in life, i understand people and he is the same way. We don’t dwell on the shit that doesn’t matter and only on the things that do. He’s a life enhancer. Someone who i would see as a best friend and a lover, yet someone who adds ‘sparkle,’ support and love to your world, rather than make it dark. He’s driven. He’s talented. he works hard. He’s passionate. He’s intelligent. He’s stylish. He’s dedicated. He’s gentle, fun and affectionate. If i’m talking about balance and connections, we are definitely aligned….as we see the world through the same eyes. Yet we’re different enough to keep it ‘sexy.’
We got the drinks in, lots of them, all sorts. Strong, sweet, in glass skull heads, in fruity, well designed numbers. We shared rinks, we guzzled our own. Our drinks were ‘showy’ all smokey and magical. He likes a show piece. Lol. And hey so do I.
We talked about everything, life, love, people, our own lives, work, each other…our pasts, our presents, our future…we talked about our children…our own views on life, love situations and all sorts..everything. It was fun. I had an absolute blast. I listened to his stories and he was fascinating and funny with it. He’s a gentle, loving soul…yet with humour and spunk. He told me about how he nearly got eaten twice in a row, in his life and his minor fear of spiders. 🙂
I adored him. And there we were… just us and life….in that moment, with cocktails, on this massive Earth ball, getting to know each other. I couldn’t have been with anyone more perfect. It was just easy. He is a non stressful human being and that makes me really really happy. He’s emotionally sound. Like i said, this guy is amazing…someone that you’d treasure. He’s doing well and will do well in life. He’s a good person.
I will tell you that as my night started my chick friend ‘McC’ (who i ADORE) sent me an essay text reading…
‘Winner! Your shallowness will not be peeking it’s head up so far then…let’s now hope that he is loaded, has an ego to match yours, has a huge ‘****,’ be good in bed, be good with kids, have his own helicopter, have banter, run his own (non market) business and not be too much of a dick, but just enough to keep you interested. Ha..ha…and magic exists right?’ *Then a kissy face*
Hahaha. I love ‘McC.’ Funnily enough, I read it…and let him read it too, as it was hilarious and we have the same sense of humour…and he just looked up, with my phone in his hand and said, ‘Well i have everything but the helicopter.’ Haha. And that’s exactly what i was going to say…and mainly because…it was uncannily true. Lol. ‘Eton Mess’ is literally like my dream man. That man that you never thought existed for you, but he does??
Okay, back to the story. Imagine yourself right there with us, in a dark booth, with skull glass cocktails, lit with mood lights from cherry blossom trees, that walled next to giant air suspended anchors.
So we jokingly referred to our meet up as ‘second base.’ And we kinda (as i would say) smashed the bases. To me that’s naturally amazing. There were parts of the evening where in which i caught him staring at me, when i wasn’t looking…(and we can say anything to each other, we’re good like that. I mean, god he says all sorts…even ‘Did you just burp?’ Hahahaha.) But yeah….I caught him staring at me and straight away i’d ask ‘why’ and he’d just say ‘ i was just trying to figure out what u were thinking.’ Luckily, i’m good like that. You can ask me what i’m thinking…and i will just tell you. 😉
The night was just wonderful. He is wonderful.
And time flew! Before you knew it…it was last orders. But it was strange because the evening felt so eventful that I didn’t want it to end…yet time kept moving…fast…but we sort of went from two people who had never seen in each other, who began chatting online…to two people that, by whatever time last orders at Tattu occurred…were just all in sync and naturally doing life.
It was funny because when we left, there was only one umbrella laid by the door, as we walked out. Yet when we walked in, the side wall was literally FILLED with umbrellas, laid on the floor entrance. Hundreds of them. AND SOMEONE STOLE OUR UMBRELLA. Lol. So we were left with the cutest, tiniest, see through, white rimmed girly brolly and like the decent people that we are we in turn stole that one and we walked arm in arm, under it, through the Manchester streets, under the night stars, on our giant Earth ball. Life really mattered that that point. I mean, Lots happened that evening from start to finish, but you kind had to be there….all that’s between us. Telling you the experience, is never as good as being there and experiencing it. There was an energy.
We spooned all night (i like a spooner, as i am the most affectionate and expressive chick on the entire planet, but it’s important to be able to share energy)….and like i said, Friday morning, i woke up to the most amazing soul/human/man that I could ever know…and all from a message weeks ago, that read, ‘that Eton mess looked amazing.’
I want to see him again…like now. 🙂