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Great Craic at our Great Get Together Twinning Weekend with JCI Cork

Posted: June 20, 2017 15:48 by Simon Anderson

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JCI Manchester hosted our twins JCI Cork this weekend just gone as part of the Jo-Cox Great Get Together Initiative. We were joined by 3 of the JCI Cork squad; Anouar, Carol and Sheelah. Upon arrival it was straight back to the The White House for a quick cup of tea and a few slices of pizza before heading out to town. They were first treated to the delights of Manchester night life at Crazy Pedro’s – a few beers and a meeting of some of the Manchester board members. We left about midnight given that our guests had travelled and where understandably tired.

 

The very next morning they were up for a boxing seminar delivered by our president Simon. Each Cork member was paired up with a JCI Manchester Member and they together learned a 10 part combo which included all the well known punches, a few ducks and weaves and then a punch in the chops at the end. They loved it!

 

After this we head over to BEAT Street to feed them, but were to be disappointed by the lack of establishments open! So instead we decided to have a refreshing drink and then head over to Cosy Club for a lunch inside. It was getting a bit hot. We were also joined by non-member Raymond who saw our Get Together event on the website and emailed to see if he could join us. We naturally obliged. Raymond is the tall one at the back. He wrote us a glowing review too!

 

Will definitely go on Facebook to find JCI Manchester…Many Many special thanks to you and for everyone for hosting the particular get together in honour of Jo Cox. God Bless JCI (whoever you are!)”

Raymond if we never see you again…we salute you.

The plan was then to head home and get ready to come back out again to have dinner at Vapiano. However plans quickly changed when the suggestion of a BBQ was presented to the group. We hardly ever get weather as good as that which we had on Saturday and it would have been a shame to waste it by being inside! So we assembled a few of the troops to enjoy the good weather in the gardens of The White House. Jake even made us his signature Chicken Rub which was epic and we will be blogging the recipe.

 

The next morning was brunch at Alabama’s All American Eatery which 100% serves the best brunch/breakfast food in the whole of Manchester. Eggs Benedict was incredible. Our Irish visitors were very impressed. After brunch we then took in the Manchester Makers Market in Spinningfields for some last minute souvenir shopping followed by the Manchester Day Parade just after lunch.

 

After that it was straight to the airport to wave them off good bye. We had a great time with our twins and hope they know they are welcome any time. See you next year in Cork (and possibly in Amsterdam for World Congress!!!).    

Posted: June 20, 2017 15:48 by Simon Anderson with .

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