Sunday, 3 August 2014

Liverpool One

Yesterday we spent the day in Liverpool.
I wanted to see the Titanic exhibition at the Maritime museum
Chris wanted to breath in the calm, ordered and classy air of John Lewis'
The journey along the North Wales coast was reminiscent of something from the sub continent, and we arrived at James Street, knackered and fraught, right in the middle of a torrential rainstorm and the rather noisy start of Liverpool's gay pride march.

Chris " enjoying " Albert dock


Art Deco panel from the liner Mauritania in the maritime museum

And so.......did we don our fairy wings and join in with the pride march with a joint sashay
Did we coco?
We had a very nice lunch in Liverpool One,
And bought a green phone from John Lewis
Thank you very much


37 comments:

  1. I was in Liverpool yesterday too ... watching War Horse. The Lowry was a bit sub-continent too, I kept wondering if the air conditioning had failed. But War Horse ... wow! Now, what veg would I need to make a horse ...

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    1. Annie..you've confused me.isnt war horse on in Manchester?

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    2. Course it is ... was in Liverpool too, picking up family to take to Salford ... sorry, I wrote the above before I was awake, looking at the time stamp!

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  2. Ps IF I GRT ANY MORE VEG ENTRIES
    I WILL POST THEM LATER BEFORE I GO TO WORK

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  3. We were in Liverpool a while back. It's very swish now with all the waterfront redevelopment. It was Gay Pride in Belfast too but it was pelting with rain most of the day. How the participants managed to look so cheerful in their sodden clothes I don't know.

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    1. By the look of a few that we saw.. Copious amounts of wine helped

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  4. I had to google John Lewis. It is a shop. The phone is very nice but where do you read the text messages?

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    1. John Lewis is nit just a shop...it's a way of life

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    2. Andrew, to add to your education: John Lewis is "never knowingly undersold". Keyword being 'knowingly'.

      Hot tip of the day: Try and buy your Egyptian cotton sheets and towels somewhere less rarefied.

      U

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  5. It wasn't that long ago when BT installed phones like that for 'free'. I couldn't wait to get rid of mine, but I could sell it for £45 now. I like the buttons for finger-holes idea.

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    1. I still have mine; it is mustard yellow. (At the moment it is plugged into my phone line as a test to see if the line is working - it isn't).

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  6. Classy 'phone. I can remember being sooooo excited when I had a Trimphone installed in my first home with it's warbling ring. Phones are just characterless these days.

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    1. We had to change it.... Our old one got all the dogs howling

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    2. I think a phone that makes dogs howl would be ideal.

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  7. Loving the phone. Reminds me of the one my parents had which was battleship grey!

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  8. I thought for a moment you had been to Anfield to see a football match.

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    1. Yeah right
      Middle age gay men?
      John Lewis is the only place to be

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  9. In my late teens I was a live in nanny, and y boss brought a press button phone back from Australia, and installed it in teh kitchen. NZ Telecom hadn't cottoned on to these and it was a huge novelty! However I tried to ring all my friends and kept getting strangers, or invalid numbers. Eventually I asked some poor person what their number was, and it turned out the buttons were labelled the opposite way. So an 8 was a 2, a 7 a 3 and so on. It required quite a bit of mental effort to use because of this hehe. That was 1983. Heavens, over 30 years gone!

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    1. We used a black 1940s phone until the bell got knackered
      I still miss using it, it's heavy as a brick

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  10. Did you go by train, car, bike or bus? Surely it's just a hop, skip and jump away...

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    1. Train.... It's not far..... But the welsh coast train is a nightmare to cope with

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  11. Pea green, I'd say. Must match the earlier mentioned pea grean pants?

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    1. Exactly the same as my pants els

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  12. What a coincidence! We have just purchased that phone (but in red) and I love it. Picking up the receiver is a joy. The weight and handling of it is just right. It makes me feel like I'm making a proper telephone call.

    The only thing which disappointed me was the push buttons, I was rather looking forward (or do I mean backwards?) to using the revolving dial.

    Must go now, I have washing to do. That Poss Tub takes an age to get ready!! :)

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    1. Yes I loved the weight too.......I feel like proper posh using it

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  13. What IS John Lewis....is it like an antique mall?

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    1. It's a coop upmarket department store

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  14. Does Chris read your blog? I always wondered. My immediate family members don't even know the name of mine. I kind of like it that way.

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    1. How Retro. Not just the dial. The bathroom suite avocado.

      U

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    2. John, sorry, please do remove this one. Wrong number/comment box. That comes from dialing with your fingers rather than just pushing buttons.

      U

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  15. I remember the last time I used a rotary dial phone, about 1998 at my sister's place on the farm.

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  16. How Retro. Not just the dial. The bathroom suite avocado.

    U

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  17. That phone will fit in perfectly to The Cottage's décor. Cheers to Chris' unerring eye.

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  18. Gosh I used to have a phone just like that but with a darker green hand piece :-)

    I loved it.

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  19. I remember those phones. Dial a number but be patient...

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