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,…

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…

World of Glass

Who would have thought glass could be so interesting? Not me, that’s for sure. When we set out to visit the World of Glass on a dreary Saturday afternoon I was not expecting too much. Spurred on by a website discount voucher for cheap entrance, we decided to give it a try. This place is part…