Monthly Archives: July 2015

A stoppage at Wigan

After getting dressed up in my new birthday frock (present from my lovely daughters) last Sunday we headed out to the Hop Vine in Burscough for my birthday dinner. As you can see we had a table right beside the … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today……

When we were on our way to Tarleton to cross the Ribble we passed the National Trust property, Rufford Old Hall and promised ourselves we’d visit on the way back. No such luck. We came back on a Thursday and it … Continue reading

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An amazing week in Cornwall

Last week I headed down to Cornwall on a mercy mission. My daughter, Ellie, was going in for an op and needed someone to be around when she came out of hospital as she was advised that she shouldn’t be alone. … Continue reading

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Liverpool from above ….. and below

We’ve left Liverpool now and we’re back in Burscough for a few days, delayed by the fact that someone in a boat managed to buckle the gates of a lock on the Wigan flight so badly that they will not prove … Continue reading

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One hundred and one statues exceedingly bare

The original ‘statue exceedingly bare’ from the song ‘My Liverpool Home’ graces the front of Lewis’s Department Store in the centre of town and was apparently a well known meeting spot. It has rivals now, just up the coast at Crosby, in … Continue reading

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Across the Mersey to the beach and back to Chinatown in time for dinner

The Mersey Ferry Snowdrop is looking rather snazzy these days. It’s been dazzled to a design by pop artist Sir Peter Blake as part of the World War One Commemorations and will stay that way for two years. Last week Gordon, Ellie and … Continue reading

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If you want a cathedral we’ve got one to spare

No visit to Liverpool would be complete without a visit to both Cathedrals. They’re both modern – built in the 20th Century – but they couldn’t be more different. The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is affectionately known locally … Continue reading

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