Round-up of Corinne’s First Month in Manchester

Round-up of Corinne’s First Month in Manchester

On the 24th of March, I moved to Manchester. After living in Glasgow for six months and staying in Edinburgh for a month. The reason why I moved is the simplest of all: a new job. Three hours and a half in the train, and I was in Manchester. Five boxes sent to my new flat and I was ready to settle in. A new bike and I was ready to ride throughout the city. So, how have I been doing since?

1. Moving there
After one year in Edinburgh, I moved to Glasgow for a grad scheme. It didn’t work out. My confidence took a hit. I felt miserable, like it would never stop and that I was incapable of anything. It was a failure, I have accepted it and learnt few lessons. Time to move on and start fresh. Turns out Manchester was my destination. Moving there was so easy. I got a flat in two days, after scrolling through ads and arranging a Skype viewing with an agency. I took a train, shipped my boxes to the flat, and here I was, ready to start an new adventure. After getting a back, I was fully ready and so genuinely happy.

2. Social media
You have no ideas how high was my level of stress in my previous job. Thus, I was not in the mood for social media. After I left Glasgow, I lived one month in Edinburgh with my boyfriend. Sure I was feeling better but I didn’t have any props for pictures. Everything was packed in boxes. As a result, my Instagram was not as nice as it used to be. I couldn’t be bothered with a theme and consistency. I was also losing interest. As I moved to Manchester and settled down, I visited the city and got my confidence back. I started to get back to Instagram. My feed is more consistent now. The pictures are nicer and I am overall happier. You can always have a look if you fancy.

3. Manchester
Manchester is quite a big city. Not that I am not used to it – I lived in London after all – but still. In Edinburgh, everything is within walking distance. Not in Manchester. My work is in the Northern Quarter which is basically in the city center. This is a really young, relaxed and trendy area. I haven’t seen much of the city yet but I really like what I saw. The food scene is amazing. There are so many restaurants, pubs and café. A lot of parks, rivers and museums too. The Museums of Manchester is amazing! There is a vivarium inside, so cool. The city is also bike-friendly with bike lanes pretty much everywhere. I bike all the time so it’s perfect for me. The shopping is also great!

4. My relationship
All my friends know my opinion on long-distance relationships: never ever. Well, people may change sometimes. Or at least their opinion does. Yes, indeed. Astonishing, isn’t it? Each relationship is different. And so is the way you feel towards it. This relationship was too important for me. Hence, I went all out on the long-distance thing. This is obviously not an ideal situation. I am in Manchester, he is in Edinburgh. But it is working out for now and I am supper happy. Each time I think of him and seeing him, I am thrilled. I love going back to Edinburgh at the weekend and I really enjoy exploring Manchester with him. So all good on that front.

5. My work
After a catastrophic experience with a grad scheme in a finance and IT company, I got a job at Boohoo. Yes, you read well, Boohoo. I am in charge of social media for France and I am slowly settling in. I love it so far. The people are really helpful and nice. I know I can count on people. They don’t expect me to know everything from day one. If I do, amazing, if I don’t, I still need to learn, that’s okay. I really like the culture of the company. Working for a company that is expanding so fast is thrilling and knowing I may contribute to this is an amazing feeling. Of course one month on the job probably isn’t enough to be able to form an opinion but I have a really good feeling just now.

Manchester

Another great news is that Kirsty is looking for a job there and our duo may reunite really soon. How exciting is that? I can’t wait to explore more of the city and discover amazing places to go.

Have you already been to Manchester? Maybe you even live here. How do you find it? Is it a city would visit or live? Please, tell me everything!

I hope you liked this post. Thanks for reading.

See you soon.
Love,
Corinne

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73 Comments

  1. April 26, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    This sounds like you moved for a great job! I’ve never been to Manchester but it sounds amazing and I’d love to visit one time x

  2. April 26, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    That’s quite a journey. I have never been to Manchester or UK in that case but would really like to visit it one day. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  3. April 26, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Omg congrats on moving. Ahh, I hope you’re enjoying it girl! It must feel so great, yet strange to move out! this was cute to read and we should get an update on how you’re doing often, that would be lovely! x

  4. abbeylouisarose
    April 26, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    How exciting that you’re working for Boohoo, Corinne! That’s fantastic! I’m so glad that the people you’re working for have been kind and friendly, it makes all the difference when you’re learning the ropes! So glad that you and the BF are still going strong too!

    Abbey 😍 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  5. April 26, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Good luck with everything. I love Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh as cities! I’m over in Sheffield if you ever fancy a day trip to somewhere.. well.. Green haha! Over from littleowlblogs.wordpress.com xo

  6. April 26, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    It sounds like you’re doing so well there! I’m glad the job is going so well, and that you’re settling in – and a bike is a great way to enjoy the city!
    Hels xx
    http://thehelsproject.com/

  7. April 26, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I’ve been giving up on instagram lately too and the whole ‘theme’ thing ughhh
    Fab post though, I loved catching up with you like this x

    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

  8. April 26, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Good job on the move girl! Manchester is great! X

  9. April 26, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Very interesting read! So glad you found Manchester to be a great fit so far. Honestly, SO cool that you work for Boohoo girl! Can you get me in? 😉 lol. I’d love to work for them honestly! How great. Also, doing the long distance thing myself. My boyfriend is in the army and lives in Miami, FL. I’m in Denver, CO. It’s been a struggle but we make it work! I think if you love eachother enough, things will fall into place! Wish you the best of luck and success!

    • April 26, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      AHah I can recommend you if you want. Look if they have job in New York (Or LA since they acquired Nasty Gals). xx corinne

  10. April 26, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Sound like you’re doing well there already! I’ve been to Manchester quite often and I like it. And congratulations for getting a job at Boohoo too! I wish you all the best for everything that you’d be handling in the future x Ain

  11. April 26, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Oh wow that seems like such a quick move – 2 days! Also congrats on getting a job in Manchester!

    In terms of Social Media – I so feel you with the losing interest. There are times where I have everything planned and there are times where it seems as though I’ve just hibernated for a week but lately I think I somewhat have been posting more on the regular on Instagram!

    Edinburgh sounds like a nice place to live – everything within walking distance, I’d be getting so much exercise! Also that’s amazing that Manchester is bike-friendly, more environmentally friendly to take a bike than a car and you get some exercise out of it too!

    Also wish Kristy good luck on getting a job in Manchester – hopefully you’ll be reunited soon 🙂

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  12. April 26, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Congratulations on the new job, it sounds fantastic! Manchester is a city I’ve always wanted to visit – it looks very intriguing! I hope Manchester all works out for you!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  13. April 26, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I’m so happy that things are looking up for you! Congrats on the new job and the big move. Best of luck to Kristy as well! I haven’t been to Manchester, but I’ve always wanted to visit. Love the gorgeous photos of the city! 🙂

    Amy
    http://www.amypham.me

  14. April 26, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Great post, that photo of the city is amazing! Congrats on moving and the new job – best of luck for the future! x

  15. April 27, 2017 / 6:42 am

    I have been living in Manchester for nearly 4 years and I remember when I moved in here I fall in love with the city. However, right now I feel we are slightly falling apart, I really miss BIG parks in Manchester and I really crave more green spaces. Manchester is fab but I am looking forward for my new move! xx

    http://www.hairwonderfulday.com

  16. April 27, 2017 / 6:53 am

    How on earth did you do a two day move? I feel like I’d need at least 2 weeks just for mentally preparing myself for the boxes 😮 Hope Manchester remains the place you need it to be 🙂

  17. April 27, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    You’re braver than I am! Sounds like its perfect for you what you’ve done and I hope your journey contiunes being awesome!

  18. April 27, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    What a lovely journey! So glad you’ve enjoyed it! Best of wishes!

  19. April 27, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I lovveeeeee Manchester and I’m glad you’ve fallen in love with the city. I really enjoy moving around and seeing parts of the UK. How you managed to move in two days you need some sort of award!!! It took me weeks to move from the south to the north! Brill post 🙂 xx

  20. April 27, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    That is great that your relationship is working. I am starting a long distance relationship and it isn’t as bad as I used to think it was for couples. Thats great that you also have your insta mojo back! It sounds like you’re having a great time!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  21. April 27, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Aw so glad to see you are loving Manchester – I love that city!! Hope everything stays well with Boohoo!

    Sarah | sazsinclair.blogspot.co.uk xx

  22. April 27, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Hey! I had no idea that connie lived in my him city, that’s awesome. I really hope Manchester is treating her well 💖🍵

  23. April 27, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I’m so pleased this move has been right for you! Manchester sounds great! And good luck with the long distance relationship! I hope you two can make it work!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  24. April 27, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I haven’t visited there but I really hope to go in December! I hope that life continues giving you a lot more ups! Good luck with everything x

  25. April 27, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Excellent post as usual-and I liked to see it has a positive twist throughout. Congrats on moving!

  26. April 27, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Thank you for your amazing post! it really was helpful,because i always wanted to know about other countries xx

  27. April 27, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Congrats on your new job and the move. It sounds like it was meant to be. Enjoy Manchester, Chloe #TeacupClub

  28. April 28, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Congrats on the new job, and the move obviously too. I’ve been there, moved to London for 2 years and it just did not work out. BUT! Sometimes it’s the things that don’t work out that shape us to be the people we need to be. We need knocks, otherwise we’d never learn to get back up.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

  29. April 28, 2017 / 10:10 am

    I love Manchester, I’ve just moved back there (as it’s home) after 7 years in London!! Great photos by the way. Also I love Manchester to live in, I find it’s very friendly and very vibrant, I hope you enjoy it too!!

  30. April 28, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    It sounds like you’re getting on really well and congrats on the new job! 🙂 I’m also glad that your relationship is working and you’re both really happy! I’ve never really been to Manchester, only for an audition at the music college! I’d love to go! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  31. April 28, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I’ve never been in Manchester but it sure looks beautiful in your photos! And good luck to your new job and new life in Manchester. 🙂

  32. April 28, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    I’ve never been to Manchester but sounds like you’ve had a great time there! 🙂

  33. April 29, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Congratulations on your new job, sounds like you have found yourself a really good one! The only bit of Manchester that I have been to is the Trafford Centre, loved it there! Would love to go back & see the rest of the city though xx

  34. April 29, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I have only been to London. Congratulations on your moving and your new job! I love your photos, Manchester looks so great, i hope you are having a wonderful time.

  35. April 29, 2017 / 7:26 am

    This will be interesting for you….congratulations on the big move and best wishes

  36. April 30, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    It sounds like you’re settling in really well! I wish you the best of luck (especially with your new job and handling a long distance relationship).
    Alicia x
    http://www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

  37. April 30, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I’ve been keeping up with all your photos and honestly Manchester looks nicer than I thought it’d look, I’d actually really like to visit the city! x

  38. May 3, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Ahhh I love Manchester, I studied here and have recently moved back and feel comfy and at home! Plus its so much cheaper then other larger cities so you can actually enjoy yourself. Let me know if you want to hang! There is always cool stuff going on!
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.com

  39. May 3, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    So glad to know you’re loving Manchester already! 🙂 It’s my dream to visit there and maybe settle permanently as well! Have a gread day ahead 🙂

    beforbeauty.com

  40. May 3, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I’ve never visited Manchester!! Glad you’ve settled in and are enjoying your new job – congrats girly! Happy for you xx

  41. May 6, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I always hate moving. I lose things, I lose my mind…it’s terrible

    But I’m very glad that you found a job where things are going well… Pressure at work is the worst. Congratulations!

    (Thank you for the visit at my blog!)

  42. May 6, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I am happy that you like your job now ❤ Good luck with everything ✨
    Have never been to Manchester, but would love to go there or just to go back to UK and travel around❤

    Kate
    http://limbria.blogspot.com/

  43. May 8, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Hey Corinne,
    I moved to Manchester last summer for a job too! I know how difficult it is to meet people and get settled, and I work just round the corner from your office (literally on the corner)
    Let me know if you want to grab a drink after work one time!
    we spoke recently about blogging as i work in PR so you might recognise my name
    Best wishes,
    Maya xxx

    • May 8, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Hi Maya, yeah we should definitely do that! True that I haven’t been super social lately! xx corinne

  44. May 9, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Manchester sounds lovely, and I’m so glad you’re less stressed, happier at work, and feeling more settled in. Hopefully you won’t have to do the long distance thing for too long, too. I’ve always wanted to see both of these cities so it’s nice that you have a reason to spend time in both!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  45. July 11, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Congrats on having a successful long-distance relationship! Those are hard to do! Manchester seems like a wonderful place to be.

  46. July 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I’ve never been to Manchester before, but my Dad worked there for a number of years, I’ve heard it is a really great place and I would love to visit it myself one day.

  47. July 11, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Well shoot. When my husband and I went to manchester – we were SOOOO BORED. BAH HA HA HA! We spent the day at this museum and just wound up watching this video on repeat for like 3 hours! LOL!

  48. July 11, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Hi Corinne!

    I am fascinated by your ability to pick up and start over. Good for you. You are adjusting, in your relationship, your home, your job. Keep up the good work!

  49. Jessica Taylor
    July 11, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I didnt realize how large Manchester was! It sure looks beautiful there!

  50. July 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    What a journey! But I presume that everything is going well for you now? You work at Boohoo, a clothing brand? What a coincidence as the jumpsuit I’m wearing in my latest post is from Boohoo! But anyways, good luck to you!

  51. July 11, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I would love to travel to the UK sometime and Manchester in particular. You sound like you have a great ability to pick up and start over.

  52. Helene Cohen Bludman
    July 11, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Looks like things are looking up for you. Glad it is all working out so well.

  53. July 11, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Moving is always exciting and I am glad this seems to have worked out for you. I love Manchester, been there so many times! Much love from Southampton! =D

  54. July 11, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    This looks like a lovely place to be. I’ve never been before, but I wouldn’t mind checking it out. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

  55. July 12, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Heard great things about Manchester and look forward to visiting someday. I’m glad that you are enjoying your job, we spend most of the day in the office so it is a blessing when it is a pleasant place to be at 🙂

  56. Blair villanueva
    July 12, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I haven’t been to Manchester but hopefully someday. I heard many good points about it, and it is also a nice place to live in.

  57. July 12, 2017 / 11:32 am

    It seems like Manchester really is your forever home and I am so pleased that you not only got a new place but an amazing job in social media. You should be very proud of yourself for taking the plunge x

  58. July 12, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    I have a cousin that loves the English Premier League and of often talk about cities in the U.K. I have some knowledge of Manchester, but I have never been there. One day, I may visit Manchester to watch a soccer game.

  59. July 12, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I’m extremely interested in your journey. It sounds inspirational and energetic. I hope oneday I could visit this beautiful city. Thank you so much for the helpful sharing!

  60. July 13, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    That’s so great that you have been able to balance things out on the relationship front. It can be so difficult at times to do that. Especially with the long distance ones. But you have to be happy where you are at as well. Glad you are balancing everything so well.

  61. Elizabeth O
    July 13, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I havent been to Manchester in ages but I remember it as an industrial city with lots of attractions for tourists and very friendly people. I love Edinburgh which has a different feel.

  62. July 13, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I have always wanted to visit the places you mentioned. Kudos for you! You have been pushing on your journey and even though there was a set back you are winning.

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