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…

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…

Scarecrows and Summer Flowers

A bunch of flowers from Son on Mothering Sunday – made by his own fair hands from tissue paper – inspired me to sort out pictures from a summer day out at the National Wildflower Centre. That plus the thought of warm sunshine and being outdoors without multiple layers in these chilly spring days –…

Iron Men, Dunes and the Alt Estuary

The River Alt meant not a great deal to me, until a few weeks ago that is when we hiked along its estuary. It is actually Liverpool’s second river but more importantly for us is the most stunning spot for a stroll. Our walk started at the river estuary in Hightown, took us past pretty little boats and…

Ness Gardens

An afternoon at Ness Gardens was definitely not Son’s idea of the best day out. Flowers and foliage are not especially his thing but he was willing to indulge us in return for a bit of Minecraft later in the day. A convenient place to meet friends with stunning views across the Dee Estuary to the Welsh…

Magic at the World Museum

Wondering what to do on a wet half-term day, the World Museum in Liverpool was picked. We’d been before years ago so knew it was fabulous. It still is – full of surprises and a huge collection of natural wonders and relics, all displayed in a fun, interactive way that is 100% child friendly. An…