Anglican Cathedral Liverpool | My Experience

Friday 21st February 

Today with my brother and mum I went to the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool. I would first like to say to you how amazing it was to experience it all! The architecture is amazing and throughout the cathedral there were presentations and displays, telling you all about how it was built and why, who, when.

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In the photograph above it is showing the bells of the cathedral. We paid around £5:00 each to go up the main tower and view the city below. You can view the bottom buildings and main part of the cathedral for free. But as the offer was on to go up, we decide we would (for photographs sake).

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This photo is showing the Lady Chapel. People were worshipping in there so I didn’t want to take to many photographs. Thankfully the sun was out, but because I only had my iPhone camera it wasn’t really very helpful to capture the stained glass. The glass was beautiful. The main windows took as long as the cathedral did, to build. That’s about 70 years.

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Here is a view from the top of the tower. In this one you can see all the architecture down below, rather than the Mersey. The Edwardian houses are beautiful, you find a lovely row of them in Everton.

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I didn’t really notice how cool this above photograph is, but if you look at it long enough it gives off a ‘never-ending-corridor’ kind of vibe.

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A photograph of one of the spikes on the top of the cathedral

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I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post! If you did, I would love to hear, in the comments, if you would ever consider paying a visit to this cathedral.

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All photos in this post are taken on my iPhone SE.

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Filter + Fox | Café Review

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Friday 21st February 

Today I went to the Filter + Fox cafe, Liverpool, for brunch. I am no food critic but I can certainly tell that the food was amazing in many ways. On the menu were many dishes, but the only vegetarian dish that I could see at first glance was a grilled cheese sandwich. That to you, may not seem extraordinary but it was certainly brilliant. It came with a spoonful of a lovely cafe-made sweet pickle and was served on lovely, toasted brown-seeded bread. Excuse me, but I forgot to take a photograph of the meal. Hah! I was truly very hungry.

For my drink, I had an elderflower and lemon soda. As you can imagine, it was lovely. I had never heard of such thing before, but I realise it makes so much sense to put the two flavours together!

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I went with my brother and mum. My mum and I had the exact same food, drink and everything. My brother, however, had a bacon bagel and hot chocolate.

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The only problem I had with this cafe is that service time was long. I didn’t mind this, but others, I imagine, would so – especially if they’re hungry! It took half an hour for just three sandwich/toasties to get to us. I can gather that this was from low staffing. Anyways, negative points aside, it was certainly worth the wait. I really enjoyed my brunch!

If you ever come to visit Liverpool, I would recommend you go and eat in local business restaurants. It is so much nicer than the chains. especially if you are with family and friends.

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And I’m finished! I really enjoyed writing a post a little bit different to normal. Lifestyle posts, for me, are hard to write. But if I perfect them I’m sure that I can engage you!

If you enjoyed this post, please like and comment. I would love to hear where you like to go for brunch!

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The featured image is a photograph of Liverpool from the top of the Anglican Catherdral.

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The Truth About Blogging | Blogmas Day Four

I’m super tired – I’m not going to lie to you. Blogmas is a somewhat stressful and I think it’s because I only have 24 hours between posts that I don’t get much response. But of course, that’s really not your fault. I find it hard to read other people’s blogs as fast as the posts get published – and most bloggers know that commenting on other blogs helps bring traffic towards your blog. That’s not why we really do it in the end though. After the struggles of the first year of blogging everything seems to get more and more laid back and easier to do. So we read these blogs more for enjoyment and inspiration.

And it some ways it gets much harder as the years go on too.

You set expectations for yourself to achieve. You have a schedule and a way of writing that you can easily do but no audience enjoys. Blogging is hard, but it has many benefits too. When you get into busy seasons – like the one we are in now – there is a lot more pressure for us. I could imagine that about 2/3 of the people who have the Internet produce content – or more. So this stress is broad. It shouldn’t be. These seasons should be effortlessly written about and enjoyed as we produce content for you! I can’t say that blogging is over-saturated like YouTube – but other social medias like it are. If you want to get noticed on Instagram you do have to pay money. I don’t think that should be how things work – but not everyone can get noticed, speaking honestly.

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Sorry for a bit of a moan. I couldn’t bring myself to write the “5 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit” post that I said might be good. But I do have to do it today as I have five busy days ahead where I will not be able to write any blog posts on the nights before! I don’t think all the tea in the world could get me through this.

I know it’s a bit of a mismatched post and it’s not edited but I just wanted to say everything and make it readable content so I can get posts up for you this chilly December.

After finishing this post I’m going to start a Doctor Who episode and get some Christmas presents wrapped up – then I’ll come back to blogging, have a shower and get an early night. How are your days going? Are you keeping up with the fast pace movement of the media right now? I can’t say I am 😂 😂

Can We All Just Love?

Something was feeling a tiny bit uncomforatble as I sat down to read… then I got back up again – because I had forgotten to write today’s post! This is why this post is a bit about everything and also nothing at all.

‘Art is my life and my life is art’ Yoko Ono

I would like to talk about the woman who truly changed the whole society. If you’ve not heard of Yoko Ono, she is a multi-media artist (when I say multi-media I literally mean art on all things from bins to bodies) who became known worldwide in the 1960’s when she married the Beatles frontman John Lennon.

Born in Tokyo, 1933, she began her artistic pursuits in New York City. She met John in November of 1966 and later married him in 1969. But if she was reading this, I’m sure she wouldn’t want me ranting about her but more the message the Lennon’s shared: Peace.

I went to Liverpool for a second time last Saturday (I have a full post about the amazing day out here). Towards the end of the day I went to look at the ‘John and Yoko’ exhibition. My dad did take a great many photos but I was so absorbed in all that I was looking at. It made me think very deeply about life, about how society has changed and where we would be if the 1960’s never exsisted. But I sort of know that answer, we’d be nowhere.

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Listening to ‘Imagine’ as I write this xo

My greatest respect to all of who knew John Lennon as I speak about his death. If that hadn’t of happened I’m sure the different ways their stories changed the world would have a different effect.

Just looking through Google as I look at his memorable moments and her great message I feel so… equal. These sort of things don’t make me think of people who have done wrong but about how it has influenced right.

‘Hate is always foolish, and love is always wise’ Peter Capaldi

No one can ever be perfect. I just read a book about ‘The Unpredictability of Being Human’ and it just emphasises the imperfectness of all our society and everything that surrounds us. No one can be perfect, we try and fail.

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I just put on Imagine… let me cry and I hope you can all learn to be at peace with eachother one day:

‘And the world will live as one’ rest in peace John Lennon.

 

My Day Away

And what a day indeed! I got to Liverpool via train in the morning but came back with my dad in the car afterwards. It was a really beautiful day. the sun was out and the sunset perfectly. I left my phone and camera in the flat for most of the day, so photos weren’t exactly the priority. 

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Haha we managed to sneak into LUSH just before we were due in the museum and so I bought a lovely pumpkin bath bomb and something for someone else ;). My mum got one of those shampoo bars and I’m curious to see how well it works (I doubt it will fail!). Slightly after, my hungry eyes noticed a Krispy Kreme and I was allowed to treat myself as we walked up to the Terracotta Army and World Museum.

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Shampoo Bar (LUSH)

*As soon as we were there* it was *immediately* to the World Museum. My mum and brother got into see the Terracotta Warriors (my mum actually got her ticket free for a woman gave up her ticket because her relation had been taken ill. This was very kind of her, we tried to offer money but she said to give to charity. What a Good Samaritan!) and my dad and I went to the free exhibitions of the World Museum. 

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This amazing youth orchestra (biggest in Europe) were on as soon as we got through the doors. The performance was half-an-hour long as so very beautiful. There was a bit of a ‘do’ on that day, called ‘A Taste of China’ and those were the only performers we managed to see. The youngest player was 5 and oldest 16. Most of these children were born in England but wanted to investigate their heritage and that’s where the music comes in.

The composer was telling us how being in the Liverpool meant no escape from The Beatles so we listened to ‘Yellow Submarine’ with a different take and I enjoyed it so much! 

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The Orchestra

Next, tired old me walked up a huge, huge flight of stairs to get to ‘Time and Space’. There was this big screen in the middle of the exhibition room which had Space Oddity playing in the background. Rest in peace great man, I still can’t believe it was over two years ago. It was even when I kept a corny diary! It felt very weird listening to that song after so long. 

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After finding cracks in walls and plastic figures in the space and time area (only Whovians will get what I put in italics) we made our way down the floors (briefly exploring each one) and then went to eat lunch! By this time we had all re-grouped and I had put my camera bag down in the flat (it was getting seriously heavy). This is where I parted my phone so there are no more photos of the rest of the day.

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Sorry for the lighting on this one

We ate at Wetherspoons – where my brother (he’s such a picky eater) would be satisfied. I of course had my veggie burger, and my brother doesn’t like egg so he donated that to me! Egg, chips and burger: now that was lovely.

After lunch we went to the John and Yoko exhibition in The Museum of Liverpool. It was so inspiring. I learnt so much and took a lot away from it, so I think I will make it another post. But here are some things I collected (they are re-creations of what John and Yoko gave each other, but like I say it will be a different post):

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And finally we made our way back. We had to go past ***** to pick up my mum’s car (we drove to the station) and I actually fell asleep! Haha I think I deserved it. We stopped by the local shop to pick up some treats (as if I hadn’t had a donut earlier) and got back home for about 8-00pm.

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Also managed to get these in the end 🙂

But that wasn’t it! I sorted out my bags from the day in Liverpool and got ready for bed. Obviously the treats were for something, and we found that Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers was on ITV 2 and watched that as my mum fell asleep on the sofa and I stayed up even later. Someone finished nearly a whole bag of Doritos…

Did she deserve it? XD

I hope you also had a wonderful Saturday!

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