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It is feeling very Christmassy in Liverpool this year. On Saturday,  we were  invited to explore the city and see what there is to do here this Christmas. Jules this post is mostly for you and your impending visit. Our first stop was St George’s Hall which is opposite Lime Street Station. This year it has been taken over by DreamWorks Lights . Inside the hall you will find a range of characters from.. Read More

Behind the scenes at Croxteth Hall


Last weekend,  we realised that it has been years since we last visited Croxteth Hall in Liverpool, indeed it was to attend a wedding more than 20 years ago, so we decided to seize the day. The hall is nestled in a beautiful country park and so we took Jack along too. It just so happened that they were hosting an artisan market on the day we visited, so there was a lovely selection.. Read More

The Welsh Hills!


13th August 2016 Hi Ellie, We took part in the 3rd Anniversary Pedal’n’Picnic event yesterday for Bike & Go. We really enjoyed it and learned lots more about the scheme. Like you can join and hire a bike on the same day anywhere in the country, for just £3.80 a day! I have been looking at hiring bikes in Central Park, New York during our holiday in a couple of weeks . Given.. Read More

The Jam Exhibition!


Hi Ellie, We have finally made it to The Jam Exhibition in Liverpool. I don’t know if you remember, but we were going to go when it was in Somerset House in London but didn’t make it. Well it is in an equally impressive building here in Liverpool, the Cunard Building. Dad was absolutely thrilled with the whole thing! The Jam were a bit before my time, but I still enjoyed looking at the.. Read More

Bike & Go!


Hi Ellie, Have you heard of Bike & Go? Well I hadn’t until I was sent an email promoting a birthday ride. Now you know that I love my bike, but hardly ride it now that dog walking has become a priority. So the email had me intrigued and I had to find out more. These lovely bikes are available at lots of train stations around the country and a few near to.. Read More

Festival Ready!


Evie –  23rd July 2016 Evie was festival ready yesterday; colourful stripey blanket – check skinny jeans – check cool sleeveless top – check flat shoes to match said sleeveless top – check flowers in hair – check! We were at Liverpool International Music Festival and it was awesome! Evie’s friend came too and everyone had a great time, especially Jack who was admired and fussed over all day. If you are local,.. Read More

Liverpool International Music Festival!

Just popping in quickly this morning. Yesterday evening we popped to Sefton Park to see the start of this weekend’s Summer Jam. It is a family friendly event that is part of Liverpool International Music Festival. It’s really well organised and despite there being lots of people, there was still plenty of room to set up base camp. There are lots of little areas including one dedicated to families and fairground rides a.. Read More

Five on Friday – Blists Hill


Hello, Things are pretty chaotic around here at the moment as we prepare for both girls to go away on Wednesday. I have not taken many photos this week as I have been running around like a headless chicken most of the time. So I thought I would share our half term visit to Blists Hill with you. One Blists Hill is a village in Shropshire that has been created as a Victorian.. Read More

The Lost Carnival


On Saturday evening we were invited to The Lost carnival. We were invited by Wild Rumpus are a social enterprise based in cheshire. They organise family arts events in wild, natural landscapes or the local park. This event was held in Queen’s Park in Crewe, Cheshire. Despite having read the links that were sent to us, we were not really sure what to expect. Nevertheless, the youngest was very excited. The carnival was centred.. Read More

My Sunday Photo – A Happy Man


  The Lost Carnival   We spent last night at The Lost Carnival in Crewe, Cheshire. It was a brilliant event, very family friendly with lots of smiling people, a great atmosphere and delicious food. There will be a post containing all the juicy details soon. In the meantime, I could not resist taking this picture of himself as he headed to the bar. The van which houses the bar is called Agatha.. Read More