took the girls home to see their grandma for the day – i think its grandma’s favourite thing to see her grandchildren growing up. we always eat dim sum at Tai Pan – its reliable, affordable, easy to park and afterwards you can get your chinese groceries downstairs. i used to think that dim sum in manchester is infinitely tastier than in london, but now i feel that they are all much the same, though a little cheaper. definitely the better tasting dim sum come from the higher quality restaurants such as Royal China and Yuatcha – but you also pay a lot more. afterwards we popped into the newly extended Whitworth Art Gallery – i think that this is the first time i have ever been in a gallery with my mother – she really seemed to enjoy it, and especially as there was an exhibition on by Chinese artists. there is a cafe in the new extension overlooking the park which looked good, but very busy.