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EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY 2017

The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing.  Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.

She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.

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One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines.  I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.

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My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.

Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them.  All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of  May.

 

 

 

 

LUNCH WITH THE LADIES, APRIL

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It is that time of the month again and I must say I thought it was one of our best lunches, boy did we laugh.  We celebrated Corinne’s birthday, she received some lovely presents and stayed at mine so she could have some wine, then in the evening we went onto cocktails.  Sorry to say that there are no pictures as all the chatting and laughing distracted me, lol.  The Hungry Horse is our favourite place, food is good, wine is cheap and the staff are so lovely.

Going down to Rocksalt in the harbour where we both love to sit looking out over the sea with the 2for1 delicious cocktails between 5 and 7 in the evening, we were really disappointed as after waiting twenty minutes for a drink they then told us they were shutting in 7 minutes as they were having a comedy night.  The bar girl made us one drink and I have to say she did it very quickly and not the same as the cocktail man so we were very disappointed and it has really put us off going there again.

Love the many faces of Lynda!  Roll on May, I have the best friends ever and love them all so much.

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HARBOUR ARM, FOLKESTONE, UK 🇬🇧 

What a glorious weekend we have had in Kent and about time too as the winter has been long.  It certainly bought people out to brush of the cob-webs, the sea was so calm and silent and the sky a vivid blue.  Not a breath of wind and everyone had a smile on their face, what more could you want?  Well maybe a cheeky cider along the Harbour Arm sitting in the sunshine listening to the music, it certainly bought the people out.

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THE MERSEY, LIVERPOOL

Gerry & The Pacemakers – Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965) – YouTube

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You cannot go to Liverpool without going on the ferry over the Mersey, it stops twice then goes back so a nice trip that only takes about 50 minutes.  You have commentary most of the way about the history of places along the dock, I was disappointed that they didn’t play the song, all you got was a small bit as you got on and off.  There are many places to see, I have included many pics, hope you don’t get bored.  

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MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL

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This is free to enter and it is a must visit place as it tells you the history of Liverpool, so interesting.  The symbol of Liverpool is the Liver Bird which you can see on many buildings, art work, stationary and documents, in fact it is everywhere and has been for the last 700 years.  The largest Liver Bird stands 18ft tall on the top of the Royal Liver building on Liverpool’s waterfront.

From the slave trade, Chinese trade, dockside settlers there is everything you could possible want to know about Liverpool in this museum so well worth a visit.

I really did love the way the architects have blended the new buildings in with the old so nothing looks out-of-place.  So many different shapes of the new buildings make it all so interesting.  They really do welcome visitors with so many places of interest, you could really do with a good 10 days to see many places but still not everywhere.

I loved the illusion of this building looking so thin from the front and then opening up in a curve at the back.

Very romantic in Liverpool, I just loved the love locks by The Albert Dock.

THE BEATLES & LIVERPOOL

One of the first places to see when you get there is The Cavern Club which was made famous in the 60’s by the Beatles playing there.  I was expecting a bar but this place is amazing as it is under ground with brick walls and arches everywhere.  This is the same stage that the beatles played on.

They have musicians playing and singing Beatles tunes all the time and they are so good.  Tribute bands play once a month for something different.  Such a stimulating place and so relaxed with people dancing where ever or if you want to wander round there is information about the club and beatles all over the walls and even their guitars on show.  I loved it and if you have never been to Liverpool then you really must go.

Outside the club you have the bronze statue of Cilla Black who was also a true Liverpudlian, never losing her accent and such a lovely person.  Singing from the same time as the Beatles she went on to become a show host of the well-known Blind Date and Surprise-Surprise on television but I think her first love was singing.

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If you are a dedicated Beatles fan you can go on the Magical Mystery Tour exploring The Beatles Liverpool with such places like, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, their homes and schools.  I am sure you would be over loaded with everything Beatles but what an amazing tour.

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There are many statues of famous people all over the town and as you can see a pint is very cheap.

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