I’ve had such a lovely day today and I just wanted to quickly tell you all about it.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that my Dad lives in France, my parents divorced Dad remarried and now I have two half sisters in France. Well I say now, they’re eight and twelve so I’ve had them a while.
Anyway they’re over visiting us for three weeks and today we took them for a drive around Wirral, the beautiful peninsula I grew up and indeed still live on. If you want to know more about Wirral come and visit it! Lol jokes here’s the wiki page.
But I really did have a lovely day, the sun was shining and for the first time in ages I really saw the beauty in the place I live. I think when you live and work in an area for so long you can take it for granted that actually it’s really beautiful area.
I mean we’re surrounded by water on three sides, River Mersey, River Dee and Irish Sea so we have some really nice beaches (well nice for UK standards don’t get me wrong this isn’t the bahamas!) lots of lovely coastal areas and also a lot of beautiful country side, and yet we’re right next to Liverpool, Chester and only an hour away from Manchester and less than an hour from Wales!
The more I think about it the more I realise that actually it’s a pretty brilliant place to live and after today I’ve remembered / re-realised just how beautiful it is too!
I don’t want to bore you all with a massive description of each place we visited today so what I’ll do is tell you a little bit about each place and then give you a website or wiki page for it if you’d like to know more.
The first stop on our journey was Park Gate for an ice cream. Park Gate is famous for it’s ice cream and beautiful scenery and it didn’t disappoint with either today! Click here to learn more about Park Gate.
Next stop was Thurstaston, we had a walk along the cliff tops and then went and climbed Thurstaston hill. A hill that is more of a mini mountain than a hill given that it has rocky terrain and sandstone everywhere. Note: Vans are not suitable footwear for climbing sandstone, I kept slipping over. Fact: Thurstaston Hill is the highest point in the whole of the Wirral. Read more about Thurstaston here.
Next up was West Kirby. The tide was out so we sat on the beach for ages watching my sisters play in the sand. I think of all the beaches Wirral has to offer West Kirby is the nicest. Click here to learn more about West Kirby.
After West Kirby we made a stop at Moreton and went down onto the sands there to look for crabs and little fish in the water. Sadly the only thing we found was a slightly decomposed crab and a load of shells. We filled a bucket with the amount of shells we collected! I’m looking forward to crafting with those later! Read more about Moreton here.
The last place we visited was Eastham Country Park or Eastham Ferry as it’s known to locals. There’s a massive woodland area (the biggest on Wirral I believe) the woods are beautiful and filled with nature (obviously) but it was a nightmare for me and my hayfever! From Eastham Ferry you can see across the River Mersey to Liverpool, it’s also a brilliant place for plane spotters because its just across the Mersey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport so planes fly over regularly! There’s also a really nice pub there called The Eastham Ferry which is where we ended our day with a few well earned drinks! Learn more about Eastham Ferry here!
For even more information on these places and other amazing places to visit on the wirral please visit VisitWirral.com
I know I don’t normally write posts like this but I sat down to upload some of my backlog of Headspace reviews and poetry and a few other things and I just wasn’t feeling those posts today. I’ve had a really lovely day and thought I’d share that with you instead!
It was lovely getting to spend time just relaxing in some really beautiful places in the sun with my little family!
I really am glad that I live where I do. It’s a quiet happy part of the world and I wouldn’t swap it for anything! Except maybe Paris..
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live and why? Comment down below or tweet me @MissCharlotteEm and let me know! xo
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