See, I told you the train works out as more expensive than the flying carpet

Liverpool and Dhododendrons

The rains cometh! Yes, as a most-welcome shower finally relieves us of a prolonged bout of horrid humidity, I feel a happy boost which prompts me to get on with blogging about our trip to Liverpool. Some photos:

See, I told you the train works out as more expensive than the flying carpet

See, I told you the train works out as more expensive than the flying carpet

Don’t shout about it, but is photo-autism on the retreat?

Don’t shout about it, but is photo-autism on the retreat?

A room with a view

A room with a view

If I only wait a little longer I’ll soon be back in fashion!

If I only wait a little longer I’ll soon be back in fashion!

Put your hands up for De… erm… Liverpool

Put your hands up for De… erm… Liverpool

Going through the album and choosing which photos to display actually brought up the curious thing about Liverpool: try as I might, I couldn’t find anything which really screamed where it was taken. I actually asked someone there what they would put on a postcard to identify the city – akin to Parliament or the London Eye, or the Bullring for Birmingham – and he couldn’t really think of anything aside from the docks. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of impressive buildings, so maybe it’s just my fault for not recognising them as quintessentially Liverpudlian. The giant outdoorsy and slightly creepy shopping centre Liverpool One certainly didn’t qualify. Anyway, we did have a great time and packed in art galleries, museums, a bus tour and the cinema alongside (of course) plenty of eating and drinking – thanks to mum for organising it all!

Last night I ended up staring at the beautiful night sky above Queen’s Park (no lighting – hooray!) with Joshua, Niamh and Matthew. Matthew seems to bring out the theatrics in me – we’d already ended up encircling each other in the pub shouting things like “but what is a fact?” far louder than the management of The Corrib would have ideally wished for. A lovely evening!

I hope no-one is now disappointed that there was no further mention of the promised dhododendrons…

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2 Comments on :
Liverpool and Dhododendrons

  1. Helen says:

    will they feature in a future item?

  2. Red Dalek says:

    Unlikely – they were essentially a slip of the tongue for which Dominic received mockery

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