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Catching up with Liverpool.

December 21, 2017

Welcome everyone to my final post of the year, and yes I’m still catching up with myself !

A couple of weeks ago I spent a very enjoyable day in Liverpool, revisiting a few old haunts and starting off with lunch in a great veggie restaurant called the Egg Cafe. It’s been there as long as I can remember from my days of visiting Liverpool as a child and the food and service is as good as ever. Sadly as the building is listed, (there’s no wheelchair or pram access in the form of a lift) and it’s on the top floor up a rather rickerty staircase…. but for me, it’s all part of the atmosphere. The food rewards are definitely worth the effort. You can find the Egg at 16 – 18 Newington, Liverpool, 
L1 4ED

Plenty of graffiti…. to feast your eyes on… just around the corner.

It was a great sunny day and the city looked wonderful.

I also discovered another favourite building of mine, the Bluecoat School, was celebrating it’s 300th birthday this year. Happy Birthday to you !

It’s changed over the years to add a whole new gallery wing. There was a great exhibition showing the work of artists who had trained there in years gone by.

I liked their styles and their names were unfamiliar.

I found this lovely watercolour online, that’s stored at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

I feel that there’s a real calm serenity to these paintings.

The garden looking splendid as ever.

In the evening we took a lovely mexican meal in Lucha Libre,  just off Bold Street and then onto the Playhouse to catch up with a friend and see ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. A great physical, theatre romp. All in all a fab day out.

Obviously since then the weather is a little more ‘frosty the snowman’. Here’s a few images to leave you with, and let’s catch up in a couple of weeks.

Still in Liverpool, a fabulous night out with the very Christmassy Kate Rusby.

And some outdoor explorations… Brrrrrr !

This was just the frost on the car windscreen… outside and inside ! Boo seemed to enjoy the snowy weather.

Very crunchy underfoot.

Looking very picturesque and Boo with two coats on !

Although when the day is done, and all the running has been run, she still loves her sleep.

Have a wonderful time everyone and thanks for all your support and comments throughout the year. Always much appreciated.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Laurence McCormack permalink
    December 21, 2017 10:15 am

    Many thanks for all these inspiring posts, repos mérité 🙂

  2. Jackie Taylor permalink
    December 21, 2017 10:26 am

    Thank you for another year of interesting, inspiring posts – Happy Christmas 🙂

  3. Deirdre O'Sullivan from Australia permalink
    December 21, 2017 2:03 pm

    Hope you have a cool Yule! It’s boiling hot here in Oz, which is a drag, because you don;t feel like tucking into all that stodgy English food Aussies insist on eating! How I yearn for frost on my windows!
    By the way,your lovely pooch, Boo, has fur the colour of honey, and a rather noble face! Is she a rescue dog? I always believe, you rescue them, but actually,they rescue you!

    • December 21, 2017 3:59 pm

      Thanks Deidre and to you too. Boo definitely rescued us Deidre. Not quite a rescue dog but was from a house that had two dogs and the older one didn’t take kindly to a new pup coming along. We found her at 5mths and now she’s just over 4 but the time has gone quickly and she keeps me active and we’ve made some great human friends because of her too.. so all good. Maybe just a little stodgy English food for you then, I’ll send you some frost over if we get some more. It’s mild again now, thankfully lol

  4. December 21, 2017 7:36 pm

    Happy Christmas to you and Boo and thank you for the wonderful photos

  5. December 21, 2017 10:40 pm

    Thank you for your inspiring posts. Happy Christmas

  6. December 22, 2017 1:15 am

    I’m so honoured to have an original Boo-mass card! I love it along with all your other inspiration! You have such an eye for beauty Craig and I love your posts as you feed my creative hunger! Keep up the great work and I hope you and yours have a very festive Christmas!!! Here’s to 2018! xxx

    • December 22, 2017 3:40 pm

      Thanks Lizzie, so lovely to hear that my posts inspire you, let’s grab some time early next year to catch up. C x

  7. Cindi L permalink
    December 25, 2017 7:56 am

    Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and an inspiring and productive New Year (with a healthy dose of fun, of course)! As always, I look forward to your posts.

    • December 25, 2017 9:12 am

      Aww thank you Cindi. All the very best to you and family and I look forward to more joint posts next year.

  8. December 27, 2017 4:21 pm

    Yes Craig, I think Lizzie summed up what I have been thinking for years, you do have a such an eye for beauty in all matter–form, color, design, nature. I really appreciate you bringing such lovely, creative and fun things from all over the world to our attention. Much appreciated. Your blog has always been a bright spot in my day, always so much to soak up. Thank you and here’s to your continued success with your work.

    • December 27, 2017 7:15 pm

      Aww many thanks Joy, for being such a kind spirit and a valued ear and voice to my posts. Always appreciate your input and great to hear that the content still inspires you throughout the year. Have a lovely festive break and a great start to 2018. Catch you on the ‘other side’ lol

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