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Sights and sounds of the big city #1 – a visit to London, but not the queen!

Posted on September 22, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The train journey from Liverpool to London was quiet and relaxing, with a short walk to the hotel from the station. It was Paul’s birthday and I had planned a trip up the Shard, in the hope of catching a sunset. However, this is England – sunsets are never guaranteed! Once we had checked in […]

Seeing the City of Culture with new eyes – the final – view from uphigh!

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I had managed to obtain a ticket to a football game at Anfield, so left my camera at home and walked around the city with Paul. Mathew Street and The Cavern Club was a must before taking him up the radio city tower to get a complete view of the city from up high.  […]

Seeing the City of Culture with new eyes #3 – walkabout.

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Day 3 saw us up early again and after a small breakfast we headed to the city, the museums and the Anglican Cathedral, walking first to the huge Chinese gate. It was pouring with rain so there weren’t many photos taken and we headed into the dry interior of the cathedral. A massive Liverbird […]

Seeing the City of Culture with new eyes #2 – day tripping #2 – Chester

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Once in Chester, we walked from the station through the quaint city to the Chester cathedral. Dating from between 1093 and the early 16th century, it as with many English cathedrals has been modified many times since being built. However with the city of Chester having been an important Roman stronghold, the site itself may […]

Seeing the City of Culture with new eyes #2 – day tripping #1 – Port Sunlight.

Posted on September 1, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Up early to make the most of the long days, I took Paul to Port Sunlight, the home of ‘Sunlight soap’. We went into the Lady Lever Art Gallery & Museum, which I hadn’t done before, and was very glad of doing it this time round! A fascinating place as well as being a […]

Seeing the City of Culture with new eyes #1 – first time visit to the UK.

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Sioux under General

  With my assignment complete, I was looking forward to an enjoyable break. I had accommodation arranged at a lovely little flatlet with everything we needed for the time we were there.   Paul had spent a few days in London with his brother and was now headed north to Liverpool. After meeting up with […]

Planning to do – no time for photos!

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I had a 2 week assignment back in Liverpool, but with the weather being cold and wet, I didn’t venture out too much. I had much to look forward to, once the assignment was done. I had managed to obtain a ticket to a football game at Anfield; aswell as Paul having planned a […]

Instead of building castles against your enemies, build bridges for them to come to you – Stratford upon Avon the final

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Scouring Google maps is an excellent way of making new discoveries! I found Warwick Castle, which was not far from where I was staying.   As it was raining softly but steadily, I headed to the station and took myself off to Warwick for the day.                  […]

We know what we are, but know not what we may be – Stratford upon Avon #3

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Sioux under General

  It was raining when I awoke, so I had a leisurely breakfast and then headed out, suitably attired. A fairly long walk to my destination; but pleasant in the cool air once the rain stopped.  The beautiful 500 year old cottage set in idyllic surrounds, is a 12-roomed farmhouse where  Anne Hathaway, the wife of William […]

People usually are the happiest at home – Stratford upon Avon #2

Posted on August 5, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I slept in, had a late breakfast and after a quick pit-stop at The Encore, a restaurant in an 18th century building, I went to meet my tour-host. We had arranged to meet at the most appropriate venue – The Royal Shakespeare Theater. Having not been able to go in the previous day, I […]