I picked up the (free) Manchester Evening News in the airport on the way over. It was 6a.m. so that gave a whole new meaning to the term 'Evening'.
TWO Articles grabbed my attention:
Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald) is following in the steps of Elsie Tanner and Vera Duckworth. She has opened a pub in Hale Barns (posh).
But it's not doing well.
Bev's had to postpone her wedding and sell her house in Eccles (not posh).
"It's not as easy as it is on Coronation Street " she tells us. "I blame the credit crunch and the smoking ban. Now I can't smoke I keep eating Custard Creams (my favourites) and I'm developing a muffin top which doesn't look good with the body con".
"Luckily they're into vanity sizing in the Alderley Edge boutiques so that saves my blushes when I'm shopping. They're always out to embarrass a sleb or do a bit of cosplay in short skirts and high heels".
Bev (51) hired her 'son' Andy (the less good looking twin) to run the pub. But even though he introduced colourful mocktails for the WAGs, she had to lay him off.
So he'll need to take out a sub - prime or go and work in a boiler room.
Liz had been reading the other article about the new entries in the Oxford English Dictionary.