Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunny Saturday

Last Saturday I was all set for a relaxing morning. No rushing about, just a few chores needed completing to be followed by a quick trip into the local town in order to buy a new swimsuit for Lily, when out of the blue came a request for a trip into Liverpool.  Within the hour I had a picnic lunch made up and we were on our way.
Of course, being a weekend it was bustling with activity. It was a beautiful day and it seemed like the whole city was out enjoying the sunshine just as we were.
Errands quickly out of the way, we ate our lunch and wandered up to the cathedral. At first glance, from our approach, it wasn't overly impressive to look at but inside it is such an amazing building with the most stunning stained glass windows. I was so glad we had taken the opportunity to have a look around for once.
Next stop was Keel Wharf and the Albert Dock. It was the busiest I have ever seen it. Lots of tourists  and a continuous stream of open top bus tours. 
We decided it would be a great opportunity to take a ride on the Wheel of Liverpool. I'm not a fan of heights but it was such a clear day and we were able to see some really lovely views of the city that I was soon able to relax and enjoy it.
A quick turn on the Victorian carousel by the Pump House followed by coffee and the obligatory  browse around John Lewis and we were on our way home again, barely having stopped for breath. It had been a very enjoyable, albeit impromptu, day out.
Oh! And if you're wondering if, after all that, we managed to get a new swimsuit, Lily was given a choice between a rather tasteful blue and white striped number and a lurid pink one depicting two flamingos wearing sunglasses! Guess which one came home with us? 
 J. X

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  1. just lovely. I particularly love the colourful umbrellas in the first photo.
    Have a lovely Sunday x

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    1. Thank you Sadie. I thought the umbrellas looked so cheery against the bright blue of the sky. X

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  2. The flamingo one? I was born in Liverpool and go back when I can. Visited last May and it was a fun packed long weekend visiting all my old haunts.

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    1. How did you guess? Liverpool is a great city isn't it? You must have had a great time rediscovering your favourite places. X

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  3. Hmmm, the flamingos? I've never been to Liverpool but it's a city I'd love to visit, it has so much history and lots to see. You wouldn't get me on that wheel though, not with my fear of heights, though you got some great views.

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    1. Of course, the flamingos! I would definitely recommend you visit if you are able. We've always enjoyed our days there. X

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  4. Evie would have gone with the flamingo one :)

    I have never been to Liverpool it is somewhere that I would love to go to.

    Do the Albert Dock still have the UK weather map as used on This Morning?

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    1. If I was four years old I would have chosen the flamingo one too! X

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  5. I really like Liverpool and have always loved the Albert Dock but I would have gone to the Tate Gallery.
    I'm guessing Lily will look fabulous in her flamingo swimsuit :)

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    1. The Tate Gallery would be saved for a Lily free day, Eileen. Yes, we've tested out the swimsuit already and she does look pretty fabulous in it. X

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  6. I've never been to Liverpool it looks a really interesting city. I'm guessing Lily showed perfect small person taste and went for flamingo pink, and why not? :o). Xx

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    1. We do enjoy spending the day in Liverpool. There is so much to do. I would probably wear a bright pink swimsuit too, if I could get away with it. X

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  7. Impromptu trips are very often the best. Looks like a great trip out and I love the sound of the lurid pink swimsuit, I am a great fan of flamingos.

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    1. It was very impromptu which resulted in a bit of a mad rush to get ready, but it was a lovely day out. X

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    1. I should have known! ;-) I hope today was better for you Pat. X

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  9. I love the picture with the umbrellas and I hope Lily chose the pink one with the flamingos! It's pink, after all, isn't it? :)

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    1. They looked so bright and cheery against the sky Bless. They are there to raise awareness of ADHD and Autism. Of course, Lily chose the pink one. X

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  10. You would have to choose the flamingos wouldn't you!

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    1. Oh yes! She does look rather sweet in it though. X

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  11. Heheh, I do love flamingos. Those umbrellas look rather amazing suspended in the air. Liverpool is yet another place in our beautiful country that I haven't visited, but really must xx

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    1. It's a great city Cheryl. We are spoilt for choice of places to visit in this country. X

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  12. I love spur of the moment trips, they are so exciting! The umbrella photo is so colourful it makes me feel as though I could sing in the rain even though I'm tone deaf.

    Another one here who isn't keen on heights. I've given up daring myself to do anything above 6 feet off the ground. I will never ever overcome the fear lol.

    I'd put my last £1 on the pink flamingos with sunglasses :) xx

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    1. It was exciting once I'd got over the initial rushing around, and such a good day out. Next stop for me will be Manchester so get the kettle on!
      I loved the umbrellas although I'm glad it wasn't raining, they looked so vibrant against the blue of the sky.
      Your last £1 would be very safe. Xx

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    2. Kettle's always on at Number 38 Jules. Just knock on! xx

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  13. Just love the colourful umbrellas.
    So glad you had a good day in Liverpool, your photo's look great.

    Bet Lily looks great in her new swimsuit to!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. Many people had stopped to take a photograph of the umbrellas.
      Lily looks lovely and bright in her new swimsuit. She's easy to spot in the pool too! X

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  14. Never been to Liverpool...maybe one day! x

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    1. It's a great city Jackie. We always enjoy our time there. X

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