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there is something about the place you grow up in, it is like it's part of you. it doesn't matter how far you may move from it, it holds on tight. like a dear friend. like all dear friends, i don't see her as often as i would like and it was time for caleb to have a proper introduction.

liverpool welcomed him with open arms...

oh liverpool i had forgot how stunning you are. you really are something.
so a day showing my boy the sites, what to do next i wonder...
altogether now...ferry across the mersey. they actually played that song on the ferry, predictable? no. amazing? yes!
my home city is not immune to my cheesy tourist antics ;)
it would appear there is a lot of fun to be had on deck :)
what a view hey! it's a view that has changed so much since the last time i was on the ferry. it might not be to everyone's taste but i just adore the mix of old and new buildings. this city is seeped in history but i now like the fresh outlook these buildings bring.
talking of new buildings, are next port of call was the museum, in a word - wow.
our timing was perfect and the little liverpool gallery was just starting (it's an hour session). it was perfect for the caleb and nathan, they were off like a shot exploring
with this being our first stop when we arrived at the museum, it worked out perfect as the boys were pretty tired afterwards and chilled in their prams as my sister and i showed them the rest of the museum. i won't bore you with the hundreds of photos i took!! there was so much to see and take in, here are of few of my fav bits on the day...
 this roger mcgough poem gave me goosebumps
 nothing quite like the pride of scousers
seeing gecko's tribute to the families who fought for justice was made all the more poignant by the three minute silence that was being held that day. each canvas is different to represent each victim. the numbers on them, their age. the pink canvasses, for the women who died. it really does stop you in your tracks and demands the attention it so rightfully deserves. it's a stunning tribute.

so as first proper introductions to the city centre go, i think it was a pretty damn good one. thank you to my sister and nathan for making it a day to remember. looking forward to our next pool adventure ♥

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  1. Beautiful photos!! I am visiting from brandon & shelby and just read you're guest post, and I loved it! Definitely your newest follower :)

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    1. thank you yolanda! lovely to have you over here :)

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  2. Liverpool looks so lovely! I love Europe! How lucky you are to live there!

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    1. i am spoilt with living in edinburgh and having family in liverpool, both amazing cities! thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. umm what a fun adventure!
    love these pictures.
    especially the touristy ones :)

    K

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    1. thank you kirsten! can't beat some cheesy tourist shots!! ;)

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  4. beautiful photos! i actually thought those colorful birds were real at first! phew, guess i need more coffee this morning :)

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    1. thanks bri!
      ha ha so know that feeling! ;)

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  5. Love Liverpool! Am heading over there this weekend for my sister's hen dooooo! yay!

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    1. ahhh so excited for you!! have an amazing time! looking forward to hearing all about it :)

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  6. Those are beautiful pictures! :)

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  7. I have just found your blog (through Shelby's) and I LOVE it!! Your family is so adorable, and I am just dying over all of your Scotland pictures (I want to go SO badly one day. SO SO SO BADLY!). I just wanted to say hi and let you know you definitely have a new avid follower from Florida (who is wishing she was where you are!)

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    1. thank you katie!
      lets swap ;) ah i would love me some florida sun!!

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  8. Love it! I want to visit!!!

    Also, I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Wahoo! Check out the details here: http://somethinglikeafairytale.com/a-very-inspiring-blogger-award-for-moi-oh-boy/

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    1. ah wow you are the sweetest! thank you so much ♥

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  9. these photos are so cute- makes me want to travel!

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  10. Found your blog through Shelby's! Gorgeous pictures - Liverpool looks fantastic!

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    1. thank you jeff, it's lovely to have you over here :)

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  11. Hi Claire, I found you through Shelby! Your pictures are stunning and your post on Shelby's blog was lovely. :) Looking forward to reading your blog on a regular basis.

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    1. hi jenn welcome! thank you for your lovely words!

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  12. You've lived in both Liverpool AND Edinburgh! Lucky girl!! You take lovely photos, and your trip "home" looked like you had a blast.

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    1. thank you liz! i am very lucky indeed, both cities are so different but both amazing. thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. What a beautiful city. You should it off so nicely with your photos. Makes me want to go there.

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    1. thank you loulou, if you ever get the chance you must go :)

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  14. Liverpool looks lovely! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. :)

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  15. Would love to go to Liverpool someday! Enjoyed browsing through your beautiful photos.

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    1. thank you shelley, i miss my hometown loads but visiting is the best! i hope you get to go one day :)

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