Ferry Across The Mersey

We took a trip to Liverpool on a gloriously mild early autumn day. My dad was visiting so as a treat we decided to take the famous ferry across the Mersey. The River Mersey is so iconic, played a huge part in shaping the character and fortunes of this great city and a trip on…

Searching For Snowflakes in Liverpool

A trip to Liverpool in search of snowflakes was just the thing in that post Christmas pre-New Year time – not the real sort I hasten to add. We were seeking twelve fibre glass snowflakes, designed by artists from around the UK and dotted across the city as part of a festive trail. We’d done…

Stepping Back In Time At The Hardman House

After a morning exploring Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral we spent an intriguing afternoon at the Hardman House. This is a National Trust property just a short stroll away at 59 Rodney Street. They recommend you book in advance, we did this just the previous afternoon, only a limited number of people at any one time can be…

Cathedral Exploring in Liverpool

There’s an old Liverpool folk song which says, “If you want a Cathedral We’ve Got One To Spare,” and they certainly do – two cathedrals, one Anglican and the other Roman Catholic sitting either end of Hope Street. We had visited and explored the Anglican Cathedral earlier in the year but ran out of time…

Port Sunlight Strolling

Having been to Port Sunlight a long time ago – Son was still in a stroller – we decided to take another trip to this lovely place outside Liverpool and this time explore a little more thoroughly. Our last visit was in winter with grey skies and gloomy weather, this time we were blessed with bright sunshine,…

A Sunny Saturday in Liverpool

A day out in Liverpool with a difference, we decided to bring our bikes. Previous visits to this great maritime city have involved much pavement pounding but when I read about a traffic-free cycle route into the heart of the city, we decided to give this a try. Parking five miles outside the centre in Otterspool we…