oktoberfest at the albert club

The Albert Clubs 3rd annual Oktoberfest event is here!

A day of German beer, food, music and merriment at The Albert Club. Like previous years, the day will be split over two sessions…

From 1pm til 7.30pm there’ll be an outside marquee and bar on the terrace serving a range of German and Bavarian beers, a German-style BBQ and live music in the afternoon. The afternoon session is FREE and no ticket is required.

Then, in the evening, get your lederhosen on and be ready to party with a live brass oompah band. This part of the event is ADVANCE TICKET ONLY and afternoon guests/those without tickets will be required to vacate the clubhouse by 7.30pm. The outdoor bar will close at 10pm so those without tickets can use this bar and stay until 10.30pm

Tickets are available from the bar or via this link (small booking fee for online tickets). https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/fjQMkcSXk6?fbclid=IwAR1uLA1CeqcSoLtsT2Z910C9_TlCn2Yu_YbHTKUzoj1rzDU3oCgBzPvcO8Q

Members £7.50
Non-Members £10.00

All tickets include a free drink before 8.30pm and guarantee entry to the clubhouse for the evening entertainment.

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learn italian in didsbury

Would you like to learn Italian? If so there are some upcoming courses at the Parsonage Trust in Didsbury for absolute beginners.

There is an evening class option starting from on Wednesday 25th October – 6 till 7 pm or a day time class which starts from Tuesday 8th October – 1pm till 2pm.

They are both 10 week courses, on a weekly basis, and are designed to be sociable and fun. Make new friends and learn practical, real life Italian that you can start using straight away. If you already speak Italian Amedea also offers Intermedate or Advanced classes. http://theitalianinterpreter.co.uk/learn-italian-manchester/italian-classes-manchester-didsbury/

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didsbury dog show

On 21st September, at the Didsbury Park Pavillion in Didsbury Park, The Friends of Didsbury Park and the Altrincham and District Dog Training Society present the 3rd annual Didsbury dog show.

There are team games for humans and canines, such as a spoon and potato race, football dribbling, and have-a-go-agility, plus competitions for the most handsome dog and the waggiest tail (dogs only for that one!).

Between 14:00 and 16:00, its a free event with refreshments and stalls. https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/events/event/5023/didsbury_dog_show

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A basic guide to decorating

Flick through the pages of any magazine these days or scroll through the popular Pinterest app and you’re likely to see endless images of chic properties with timeless décor. For those of us that are blessed to be able to colour-match and accessorise effortlessly, this is an entirely attainable vision; however, for the rest of us who are a little more challenged in the decorating department, it can be tough to know where to start. Read through our basic guide to decorating and we will provide you with some guidelines which are sure to help you turn your home in to a real page-turner.

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As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes.

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Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year.

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Leaving home is often considered one of the biggest steps into adulthood, however, according to new research by the Office for National Statistics, young people are living at home for longer.

Twenty years ago, just one quarter of those aged 18-34 in the UK still lived at home with their parents. Latest data indicates that figure is now almost one third, equivalent to just over 4.7 million people.

There is also a significant difference according to gender: while just one quarter of females remain at home with their parents, the figure is 37% for men.

Access to higher education, affordability of housing, and the ability to save money are just some reasons for staying put. The average age of a first-time buyer across England is now 34 up from 26 in 1997, while the average total income of purchasers has more than doubled from £18,080 to £41,839 over the same period (UK Finance).

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welcome Tom!

I wanted to provide a big, warm welcome to Tom Bell who has joined our Didsbury office this week as our new Valuer. Tom joins us with years of experience in the industry and has a wealth of knowledge of the area.

I am so pleased to have him on board and if you would like your property valued, please give me or Tom a call on 0161 434 4311 or pop into our branch on Wilmslow Road to speak with us.

Thank you,


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I wanted to let you know about a great Buy-to-Let opportunity I have discovered which has everything going for it, location, price and yield! This one bedroom flat is located on Princess Road, which is ideally placed for transport links into Manchester City Centre and local, surrounding university sites.

This boasts a great 5.5%/6.5% yield and this would be dependant on the applicants, as the property could offer two bedrooms (the lounge is currently being used as a second bedroom).

The property is currently on the market for £90,000 and more information can be found here.

If you would like to discuss this property in further detail with me, or any other Buy-to-Let investments in the area, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0161 249 5160 or pop into see me!

I will also be at the South Manchester Landlord Workshop morning which is being held on the 20th September at Cheadle House in Cheadle, so please get your free ticket here and we can chat more on the day!

Hope to see you soon,


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Didsbury Open Doors 2019

This years Didsbury Open Doors event is taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September and is a great opportunity to explore the hidden gems in and around Didsbury, and better yet, it’s all completely free!
For more information and a list of the places of interest, follow the link here.

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