The Weekend Blog | Floating umbrellas
24th June 2017
Let’s me take you back to last weekend, which I have to say was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time.
We woke up to beautiful weather on Saturday morning, so Tyrone and I decided to tackle the garden. The lawn needed mowing and the flower beds needed de-weeding. Just picture me in a playsuit, wellies and gardening gloves. Attractive.
But despite the heat and a few massive spiders hiding under the barbecue and in the shed, we survived.
Then in the afternoon we headed into Liverpool and had dinner at Yard & Coop. I’d seen lots of bloggers talk about the restaurant in Manchester, so when I discovered one had opened in Liverpool I knew I had to try it out.
Tyrone and I were both very impressed. I was absolutely obsessed with the interiors, and the food was equally amazing. They specialise in buttermilk fried chicken, which I ordered, but they also do buttermilk fried halloumi for the vegetarians. I highly recommend you visit if you’re looking for a casual dinning experience with great food in Liverpool.
After dinner we took a slow walk over to the Echo Arena as we had tickets to see Hans Zimmer. It was far too warm to go into the arena early so we sat outside in the sunshine for a while.
Hans Zimmer, his band, his orchestra and his choir, were absolutely incredible! It was even better than I expected, and I had high expectations. For those of you who don’t know who Hans Zimmer is, well, you probably actually do know who he is! He composed the music for films such as Pirates of the Carribean, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, The Lion King and Gladiator, to name just a few.
I fell in love with Hans Zimmer’s music back in 2008 when I fell in love with The Dark Knight, so I was excited to hear score. It gave me goosebumps, even on what was one of the hottest days of the year here in the UK!
On the Sunday I went to Ikea with my friend from uni, Rebecca. You can call us crazy for going to Ikea on one of the hottest days of the year, but it was the quietest I’ve ever seen the shop! I kept my spending under control, although I did take note of quite a few items for future reference!
Tyrone had to go back to Shropshire towards the end of the week, so I’ve been home alone for the last few days. I’ve been spending my evenings watching Sex and the City while knitting and drinking wine. Wild.
Today I decided to go into Liverpool on the train because the trains are finally running between the Wirral and the city centre after 6 months of the line being closed. And I actually really like getting the train, especially now I don’t do it everyday for work!
I had no real plan of action, but I took my camera along with me and headed down to the docks to check out a couple of events that were taking place; Armed Forced Day and Mersey River Festival.
I then headed into the city for a spot of shopping (Victoria’s Secret had a sale on and the pants were cheaper than Primark!) and I found the really cool installation with umbrellas that you can see in the top photo. The look like they’re floating above the street. Apparently it’s to raise awareness of ADHD.
It’s kind of funny because normally when you see umbrellas in Liverpool they’re broken, abandoned on the street or shoved in a bin!
Just before I wrap up this post, I wanted to let you know that there’s a big announcement coming on the blog this coming week. I’ll be sharing some news with you that I’ve been keeping a big secret since March! So make sure you pop back for that.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!