So E and I jumped on a plane to have a little holiday in England. We didn’t really make a plan for the week as such, but we knew that one day was reserved for a Dyson blogger event in Manchester, that coincided with our holiday – perfect timing.
The Albert Dock Liverpool
If you are wondering what to do in Liverpool when it rains, well, the lovely people at Liverpool One were giving away huge golf size umbrellas to soggy shoppers, so that helped us when things turned torrential, but we gave up on shopping and decided to go see Maleficent at the Odeon Cinema.
There are also plenty of bars and restaurants, such as Nando’s, Yo Sushi and Las Iguanas, all of which are top places to dine. You can still hit the shops, Primark has 5 floors of goodies so the rain will probably have stopped by the time you are done, or you could probably buy a cheap waterproof coat!
Ed’s Easy Diner
After the film, which was amazing by the way, the rain was still coming down, so after a quick nose in GAME we headed to a 50’s themed restaurant called Ed’s Easy Diner which we spotted on the way down Lord Street.
I’m a total sucker for anything vintage, retro and especially 50’s Diners. There’s just something about them, the music, the chrome, don’t get me started on the booths! I think I must have had a previous life in the 1950’s, that or I watched too much Happy Days as a kid. 🙂 I did take more photos in here (Yay) so I will be adding them to a separate post (watch this space) includes food and booths.
Ferry Cross The Mersey
After a lazy morning, my Dad packed us all into his car for one of his mystery trips. As we pulled up at the ferry port, it became clear we were going on that infamous boat trip that you may have heard of ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’. It was pretty cold that afternoon, but at least it wasn’t raining and we had a really good view of the Liverpool skyline from the boat.
As we docked (hungry) in Seacombe, we were glad to find a really trendy cafe in the port called Café Cross the Mersey. The owner knows his coffee, and they serve Lavazza so E was very happy with his java. The food was really tasty I ordered a Greek Feta Salad and my fam ordered what must have been the biggest burgers on the menu, which was homemade and by the looks of it went down an absolute treat!
We were so full that we didn’t have time for dessert and yet again no photos as we were so hungry, but make sure you pay Cafe Cross The Mersey a visit, they also have small cafes on board the ferries which are stocked from the fresh food at the main cafe in Seacombe.
The Trafford Centre
As I mentioned I was in Manchester attending a Dyson event, to check out the new bladeless fan, which hopefully I’ll be able to tell you lots more about very soon. It was very interesting to meet a few other bloggers and although I’ve been doing product reviews for some time now, this was my first in person event.
Here’s a pic with Nadine aka @BusinessMum and Adam aka @GamingDaddyof2
Afterwards I met up with my family for lunch at TGI Fridays. We ordered a little bit of everything, including the meatball sliders.
Ahh beautiful West Lancs, a place I’m very familiar with and home to a little place called Burscough Wharf, right on the canal. A traditional sweet shop, wool shop, gallery, dolly hospital and tea room were all on my to-do list.
Box Tree Tea Room is a delight, there is so much to see and it’s all so shabby chic and pretty. I ordered a Rooibos tea and shared a huge slab of chocolate cake to share with E.
How adorable is the little milk bottle? I also love the teapots, forgotten the brand now but it was so nice to have proper tea, I could really tell the difference compared with teabags!
Phew that was a big round up of our trip but I left out a lot, we also went to a special party, bought our weight in Aussie Hair Care and Soap & Glory (can’t buy it on the islands) and drank hot chocolate by the fire IN JUNE!
I leave you with one of my favourite airplane window views as we were taking off.
I do hope you enjoyed my travel post, there’s nothing like being a tourist in your home country! 🙂
Have you ever been on holiday in England?