Scouse, sightseeing, and snakes!


Hi everyone,

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

passed away.

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

of it...


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

brave enough?!

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. ☺️