Tuesday, 26 May 2015

MORE LIVERPOOL TALES

 Next time we visit Liverpool we are going to leave our mark on the 
dock like many before us have done.
There are hundreds of engraved padlocks all along the quayside.
As well as the three Queens Cunard ships that sailed in at the weekend we saw this fantastic dazzle ship in dock.  
You can read a bit more about them here.
This is the artist Sir Peter Blake's tribute to the dazzle ship
If you are not into ships then jump on a bike for a bit of city sightseeing
and if its to cold and windy for that
get yourself into the Tate Gallery on Albert Dock.
 Isnt this venetian glass chandelier spectacular
Of course we couldn't come away without doing a bit of vintage hunting.
We found this fantastic shop on Renshaw Street, it was like Aladdins cave inside and the owner was really nice.



Sunday, 24 May 2015

Liverpool Here we come

We're off, we're off, we're off in a silver van .......
A bit of Peter Kay car sharing going on here as we make our way to Liverpool.  
I sported my £13 Fulton of London dress and jacket and 
my £8 German leather knee high boots.
Friday we had a look around Albert Dock where we stayed in the Premier Inn.  Don't stay there at weekend it's very noisy or if you do make sure you get a room on the upper floors and on the Mersey side.
Spotted these skilfully shaped sand dogs.  
Philip thought they were real dogs... Should have gone to Specsavers.
Facing Albert Dock is this life size horse made from rope.
Street entertainers are everywhere including this upside down man with his head in a bucket
The Liverpool Empire Theatre put on a great show with

 Brian Conley in Barnum. 
The big wheel outside our hotel looked fantastic at night
And just as effective in the day
More to come .....




Never mind diamonds give me rust

"O" the heaven I was in when I found myself in a rust graveyard
What am I talking about ???  
Well a week ago I found myself with hubby at Threlkeld Mining Museum near Keswick in the Lake District.  We were there to see the steam digger he recently helped to restore with the help of a lottery grant.
While the Fred Dibnahs of the digger world chewed over the ins and outs of shovels I roamed off for a chat with their long suffering wives and came across this 
 
It was no good, I was lost on first sight and my love all things rusty got the better of me and went camera mad.
 
 
Most ladies get excited by the thought of a day at the shops, not me give me a dirty old work yard any time
I can highly recommend this place if you have children.  There's a steam train that takes you round the site.  They can pan for gold and this man hand made a working miniature mining site.