How are you? Have you had a fun Halloween? What did you do?
Last week I did Halloween games and gave my students Halloween sweets, and
today my 2 year-old niece is going to a Halloween party dressed as a
spider! I myself am not doing anything special though.
However, last weekend I met my university friend who I hadn't seen for 15
years! She came to Liverpool with her husband and 5 year old daughter so I
felt a lot of time had passed and my friend had grown up. But we felt
comfortable around each other immediately and chatted and laughed about
allsorts, so in that respect I felt time hadn't passed at all. In
fact, our appearance was similar, so I felt our style sense is still quite
close. When I've shown people our picture, they say we look like sisters.
What do you think? (Our picture is at the top of this article.)
Together we did a bit of sightseeing in Liverpool. First we went on a
massive ferris wheel near the waterfront. From the wheel we could see the
river Mersey, The famous Liver Building, old warehouses at the docks, and
our two massive cathedrals that stand tall above the other buildings. Here
are a couple of photos of the view...
Afterwards we ate lunch and walked around Liverpool. My friend's daughter
especially liked Liverpool's unique art, the Lambanana. As the name
suggests, this art is a mix between a lamb and a banana! The original
Superlambanana was designed by the Japanese artist Taro Chiezo and was
bright yellow and massive! Other artists then contributed their skills and
designed many other Lambananas which we can see around the city. Here is a
picture of one of my favourite ones. It had many tiny lambananas on it.
Can you see who this lambanana is supposed to be...?
Of course it is Liverpool's most famous singer, John Lennon! Indeed, we
couldn't be in Liverpool without seeing something connected to The Beatles
because they are one of Liverpool's most important products! We walked
down Matthew Street and saw The Cavern, the first place The Beatles
performed. My friend's husband and daughter also enjoyed seeing a statue
of Eleanor Rigby...
Those people who know The Beatles songs well will know Eleanor Rigby. Paul
McCartney and John Lennon wrote a song about her, and now we can see her
statue in Liverpool. Though there was a real woman called Eleanor Rigby in
Liverpool in the 1900s, we don't know if she influenced The Beatles lyrics.
To end the day, we had a cuppa (this is British English for a cup of tea or
coffee) at a new cafe that has opened in Liverpool. In fact, my
friends who got married recently (I told you about them last time) own this
cafe. They have over 200 games in their cafe so it is a great place to
take children. You can see a picture of me and my friend's daughter in the
cafe at the bottom of this article.
All in all, I have to say I was thrilled to see my friend after so many
years and had such a lovely day together. I am so grateful she came to
visit and will make sure it is not another 15 years before we meet again!
Have you had any special meet-ups lately? If so, please do tell me about
Until next time, take care! Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️