In what seems to be becoming a tradition, I spent my bank holiday in Manchester, my old university town.
I was originally just planning to stay with friends after a day in Knutsford, but I couldn’t resist the offer when Thomas Cook Airlines offered me two tickets for Manchester Pride, as part of their #PrideInTheSky takeover. For someone who spent quite a few
days hours of her student years on Canal Street with her closest friends, it was an offer that couldn’t be refused!
Having spent a lot of time in countries where, unfortunately, events like Pride can’t take place due to fear of violence, an event like the one I attended on Saturday seems even more poignant. Although in some aspects we as a society still have some way to go, Manchester Pride was really full of joy, and made me feel proud, too.
Many thanks to Thomas Cook Airlines for our fabulous tickets – I had a wonderful time!