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22 September 2015

Week 39: Liverpool with Monica

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After the week in Scotland, it was time to settle back into the daily rhythm of work, cycling and other ordinary activities. Until Saturday, that is, when I flew to Liverpool with my daughter to take her to Bodelwyddan in North Wales where she will spend the fall semester, doing an internship at the Glan Clwyd Hospital.

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The way the daylight hours work out this time of year, the best time for me to go cycling is after work. This also means that I get to see some nice sunsets in the mountains:
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The road to Busot:
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Next, five pictures taken while walking Cheeta.

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We also had some nice clouds right here at home:
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Cindarella was here:
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The real estate market in action:
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The golf course cats go for my food:
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Then, on Saturday afternoon, Monica and I flew to Liverpool, rented a car and drove to a hotel in the suburbs, where we were going to spend that night before heading to Wales on Sunday. We enjoyed a nice evening and Sunday morning in the city.

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The sight that greets you at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport:
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After checking in at our hotel, we took the metro into the city centre:
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Walking to our target for the evening, the Brewdog pub, we passed this mural:
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The week before I was at the Brewdog in Glasgow; now we were at the Brewdog in Liverpool. It has a different look and is also bigger, but the beer is the same. We had chosen to go there because they have excellent vegan burgers for Monica and excellent beer for both of us:
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Sign:
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Adjusting the menu:
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Monica at the Brewdog:
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Sunday morning at our hotel:
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We saw these middle-aged people dressed up as pirates for reasons we did not understand. We just put it down to that famous English eccentricity:
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Looking across Liverpool’s waterfront towards the Liver Building:
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Even pollution looks pretty in the sunshine:
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Fire escape, Liverpool Maritime Museum:
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Later, we realised why we had seen pirates in the metro. There was a pirate festival going on at the Albert Dock. Here, they are preparing to fire a cannon, something Monica was NOT looking forward to, as she absolutely hates loud noises:
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Even the lady firing the cannon covers her ears:
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Pirate with fries:
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Another yellow submarine:
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Canal boat showing the flag:
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Three flags: Jolly Roger, Union Jack and Liverpool Football Club:
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After taking in the waterfront, Monica and I walked to the Liverpool One shopping centre, one of the nicer shopping malls as far as these things go, partly because it is semi-outdoors and well integrated into the surrounding streets:
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Detail, Liverpool One:
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Monica having her brows done at Debenhams:
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We looked at books and bought Monica some school supplies:
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Then we had lunch at Wagamama (one of our favourites) and drove to Wales:
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