The Lakes

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Blackpool

Driving from Liverpool. Zoo. Blackpool promenade. Arcades. Fairground rides. Ice cream. Fish and chips. Drive to the Lakes.

Vivienne loved it, Dav wasn’t so sure and I loved taking photos of all the colour on offer..

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We went back to Liverpool..

It’s been a tough few months of hard work on both sides – particularly Dav – but now wedding season is waking up as Spring arrives I find myself rushing around much more too.. Dav floated the idea of a little British family road trip a few weeks ago, and that it’d be nice after a double wedding weekend (which ended up being a triple wedding weekend) to go for a few days away just the three of us to escape the noise of home.

We decided upon a little 3-day-3-stop trip of Liverpool, Blackpool and the Lake District. The car had other plans and conked out the evening before Friday and Saturday’s wedding and is still, worryingly, in the garage.. after many phone calls and near-arguments over car insurance papers and whether that time I was caught driving in a bus lane in Newcastle mattered for getting me insured on Grandma’s Kia for 3 days, we finally sorted everything out, packed up and hit the road.

Liverpool has a special place in our hearts and both of us feel we have some sort of unfinished business as we left a little too soon.. (the fault of a surprise pregnancy with little Vivivoo) and once we parked up the car and lunched in the Quarter, wandered around Sefton Park, down to the Docks and around L1 it was all underpinned with a real poignancy that we were back, and had a little 3 year old to show around.

Here is the first of three posts covering our little trip away. It was much needed down-time for us, just exploring, strolling around, and, of course, eating far too much delicious food..

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VIV & MUM DAY

Daddy’s in Hamburg for Greg’s stag do.. So I decided to have a whole day where V could call the shots. What she wanted to do.. we’d do. First we went to ballet lessons, then took V’s bike to Albert Park and rode around, stopping to feed to ducks and go on the swings, then we looked around the Dorman Museum.. then Vivienne fell asleep so we stopped for a nap break… before going to the cinema and then coming back and having snuggles on the couch. By 4pm we were both pretty shattered. Good day. x

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Vivienne ‘made’ this cake on my tablet… then laughed her head off and said “look it’s Daddy”.. uncanny..IMG_8382

PS This little girl loves her bike.. really loves it. She rode around proud as punch for the best part of an hour, round corners, using her brakes, up hills and everything – it was amazing.