Friday, 26 May 2017

A round up of some adventures Liverpool, southport and a rainy Lake District drive

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Friday and start of the bank holiday weekend. Summer seems to well and truly arrived after it's late start. 

Well this time last week I was on my way to Euston in London for my train up to Liverpool. I normally travel both ways by Virgin Trains but this was a half London Midland journey and half Virgin Trains to make better use of the train ticket prices. 
I have to say the London Midland journey was actually really nice (not gonna knock free wifi on the train) and even though the Girl on the Train advertising kept catching me out with Emily Blunt on the window it was a great journey.

Next stop was Liverpool to be reunited with good friend Jenni her son Toby and later on in the day her husband Dave as well. 
We had a great afternoon checking out Toby's school fete and then went for a walk down the pier in Southport which I have to say never fails to come up with a stunning view on all my visits. 
If your lucky you can actually see the Blackpool tower away in the distance. 
We had a great dinner at Frankie and Benny's after and it was then home time to get ready for our road trip the next day.





Saturday arrived and with it bought some heavy rain showers. Not just heavy rain full on pelting rain which lasted a good few hours. It didn't put us off stocking up on snacks n drinks for our road trip. 
The drive was a good few hours with a great trip down memory lane music but even though it was raining the Lake District was stunning. I've never been before and hope one day to come back to explore more.

Our destination was Workington, I have to say after reading the description of the event it actually sounded great and yes we had a great day but my only downsides for the day were firstly the very sad let down of what was the "fairground" to me personally a small t cup ride, a tiny bouncy castle and then the one adult ride that cost £15 to get on was not what I was expecting.
The other downside was part of the organisation, I would have said there were a good 300 odd people at the event which wasn't a problem but the lack of toilet facilities was debatable. Having queued for a good 20 mins to find two of the only four women's toilets on the site backing up and in a horrific state I went else where but with no sinks either it wasn't nice at all.
The music itself was really good, with some local acts on first it was then time for a1, atomic kitten and then 5ive.
Jenni and I had travelled to see a1, their set was brilliant and a great trip down memory lane for us. We met going to see a1 when they first started 18 years ago and time has just flown since. We had a great time and it was lovely see all the guys after as well.
Luckily after a welcome McDonalds the journey back wasn't as bad weather wise as the one going which made a welcome change.

Sundays adventures were spent on the docks in Liverpool having a look in the Maritime museum at the Titanic exhibition. It's one I've meant to visit for a while and it really didn't disappoint. Looking at the items that have been found and looking at stories that happened on board we really thought it was a well done exhibition. If you get a chance to check it out i completely recommend it.
After a lovely lunch and a quick nosey around Liverpool One it was time to head home. I always feel sad leaving Liverpool as I always have a great time but my visits always go so quick. 




Hope you've enjoyed this blog, if you have any questions about where I've visited drop me a line 

Have a great weekend 

Love Holly 
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