Sunday, 16 October 2011

Our Trip part 1: North of England


We visited nanna and giggled with favourite cousins; explored the new Museum of Liverpool which is so much fun, it has everything from the old rocking horse I used to play on in Blacklers department store, to a Beatles karaoke booth, the architecture is stunning too; shopped at Cath Kidston’s Liverpool store (my fave of all their branches); went to visit Quarry Bank Mill, an incredible old fabric mill museum; ate retro lollies; bought my son his first LFC soccer kit (his grandad would have been proud!); headed ‘up North’ to Penrith in the Lake District where we stayed in a very nice hotel indeed, found dozens of incredible op shops, explored the lakes on a boat and ate the most delicious chips and mushy peas; across country on a very high and winding track (with one child vomiting) to Corbridge to visit the famous RE shop (more later) and on to Newcastle, the place where Paul and I met as students, to relive our youth a little; loved the Baltic Art Gallery and the quayside, ate curry, visited Wallace and Gromit’s house of inventions with the kids; then down to York where we all learnt about Vikings, saw lots of bones, made mosaic tiles and visited the National Railway Museum (which I went to on a school trip age 10 and have always loved, it was nice to take my kids there); ate the best meal of our whole trip at this Turkish restaurant; went to lots of cute little shops, one I loved called Joy with the prettiest clothes, and of course Cath Kidston, and Ness; had fun at the Museum of York, especially the new 1960s room and the old prison; then down to Wilmslow for a delicious ye olde pub meal at The Honey Bee before flying out to Sweden the following day…

7 comments:

Something Gorgeous said...

Wow wow wow!! Sounds wonderful. My husband is in Newcastle UK at the moment. Such a great area of the world, so beautiful and historic. x

beebeeoko said...

That all sounds amazing and totally exhausting! What an adventure!

Top bird said...

Sounds like an amazing time! I spy Tunnocks Tea Cakes. YUM. xx

marble rose said...

Wow - you've been busy bees!!!! I made a student film - a long long time ago - in the Baltic Flour Mill - when it was still a disused mill - - at night - very very spooky - sawdust on the floor - chains hanging everywhere - no heating or lighting- someone across the river even called out the police because they could see strange lights - - needless to say it was a horror film!!!

Fleur
xxx

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! So many places I am familiar with and have visited with my own kids. Yippee for the North of England! Glad you had a good trip.

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Sounds like a glorious time!

Oprah beth said...

That looks absolutely amazing and what a great place to stay.Can't wait to visit!


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