How are you today? Is it cooler in Japan now that September has come? I
hope you are coping better now.
As for me, I had a nice surprise on Sunday. My Japanese acquaintance who I
met in London last year came to Liverpool for a day. She has lived in
London for two years but is returning to her hometown, Sapporo, this
month. Because she's been in England for a while, she is used to
sightseeing here so it was hard to think of places to take her. I decided
to go somewhere I don't often go, The Metropolitan Cathedral. Liverpool
has two cathedrals but this one is the most unique. Here are some pictures
of the inside...
We walked around this beautiful cathedral. I love the colour of the
stained glass, the blue and purple creates a really impressive atmosphere.
However, my favourite part was the organ. Its size was breathtaking. Look
at how amazing the pipes of the organ are...
Whilst I was there, I also lit a candle and prayed for people who have
Afterwards, we felt hungry so we went to the cathedral cafe and ordered
Liverpool's delicacy, Scouse. Scouse is the name given to people from
Liverpool. It also refers to the dialect people speak in Liverpool.
However, in this case, Scouse is the name of our local delicacy. It's made
with big chunks of beef, carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes. It is
served with pickled red cabbage and/or pickled beetroot. Also, it is
usually eaten with a huge hunk of bread which we can use to mop up the
remaining liquid at the end. At the top of this article you can see a
picture of us before we started eating. It was delicious but we were so
full by the end!
We needed to burn off a few calories so we walked right down to the
waterfront. Last time, I talked about the Folk on the Dock festival at the
waterfront. This time there was an event in one of the museums there.
This museum is The Maritime Museum and, actually, my sister works in part
One of the purposes of the event was to show awareness of illegal trading,
in particular endangered animals. We could see exhibits of how animals
have been used for trade...
My favourite part was being able to touch snakes and spiders though...
To be honest, I wasn't brave enough to touch the tarantula! Would you be
It was a fantastic day and so lovely to see a Japanese acquaintance. I'm
going to miss her when she goes back to Sapporo, however, I promise to meet
up again in the future.
Thank you for reading this. I hope you're all well and have a good week.
Until next time, take care!
Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️