Sunday was an 'early start' day. We had a big day out planned with my Sister and her family. Off we went to the train station.
After a short train trip into Liverpool we headed for the docks. HMS Illustrious was visiting the city and the public where being welcomed aboard (After queuing for over an hour on the dock side!!)
I took loads of photos, but nothing really shows just how impressive it was in real life. The thought of heading out to sea really didn't appeal to me and my little boy said 'you could easily get washed off the deck!!'
Back to normal on Monday with a normal 'school holiday' trip out. The beach !!
Glorious weather, good company - what more can you ask for !!
Some roads as a child are well travelled. You remember family days out, travelling a particular route. As a young child and as a adult I have passed through the village of Hornby many times. In Hornby there is a castle, you can see it from the road but it is normally closed to the public.
Today it was open for the snowdrop weekend!
The castle is beautiful and they did a small talk about its history (my children haven't got the attention span for history talks on there day out, so we missed it!!)
The weather was lovely for a walk in the woods and along the riverside.
In the lower photo you can see my little boy running through the woods, look how interested he is in the snowdrops!!! He said he was Harry Potter, he even found himself a wand.
We also managed to call at Fabrix in Lancaster on the way home.
I made a few small purchases, but I will show you another day. Time for a cup of tea!!