Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jubilee weekend

Did we all have a good Jubille Weekend? Ours was great, we spent it in Liverpool with Laura and April and Chris. We really wanted to head up to Liverpool again before the baby is born so the Bank Holiday weekend was a great chance to do it.

When we pulled up to Laura's apartment she came out to meet us, the first thing I noticed was her t-shirt.
How cool is that? For those of you who don't know, Laura has called our baby Megatron since she found out that we were having a baby and it seems to have stuck. So now, people in both of our families as well as some of our friends have taken to calling our baby Megatron. As funny and amusing as it is now, I'm hoping it won't stick once the baby is born!

We stayed in the apartment for a few minutes, long enough for Laura to give Seth his Birthday present (the Ocean's films - love them!) and she also bought me a present - a beautiful turquoise bracelet from Fossil. I love Fossil, most of my watches are from there ( yes, I have more than one watch. I think I have 8 actually, 6 of which are Fossil) and I have a Fossil handbag as well. I should work there I think, I would very much appreciate the staff discount. But anyway, how lovely is she for getting me a present too? The reason for it was because it had been really hot and I am pregnant and was finding it difficult. I love that she bought me a present for that, she is so generous!

We went out for a bit of a wander around - Liverpool is a nice city just to wander around and people watch. We then went for dinner and ate ourselves silly - the food there is so good! When we came back to Laura's, we just vegged out and chatted. And amused ourselves by taking lots of photos. Seth put up the air mattress and didn't really move from there for the rest of the evening. Laura decided to torture him by playing a song on youtube that he hates, so he decided to build a fort using the air mattress to block us both out, it was really funny.

As Laura and I were chatting away, Seth was watching a film on TV. We must have bored him because he fell asleep, so like any mean wife would do, I took a picture of him. Then Laura decided to recreate it!

We found it pretty amusing. We're weird like that.

On Sunday we went to church in Liverpool, then we went back to Seth's sister April and her husband Chris's for lunch and to spend the afternoon and evening. It was really lovely to all be there together. April made a lovely roast dinner and she made the most amazing chocolate cake for dessert, it was so delicious! After dinner, we played an epic game of Trivial Pursuit. It was a version I'd never played before, where you could bet on whether or not you thought the person would get the question right, it was really fun. I say it was an epic game as we were playing for about 4 hours!

It was a lot of fun though. Seth won, he was pretty pleased!

On Monday, Laura, Seth and I went for a walk around Albert Dock. I would be lying if I said that we didn't go there just to go to the sweet shop there! They have so much and it's always really busy, I think it must be every child's dream.

Laura bought us all jelly belly beans, I love them. I was craving them earlier on in my pregnancy and she sent me some. I am no longer craving them, I just wanted them, so we all got some. It had to be done.

Once we left there we went up to Liverpool One where they had a "Proms in the Park" outdoor concert. There were a lot of people there and deck chairs were set out for everyone to sit and enjoy the music, so we did just that!

Laura pointing to where she lives, only her apartment is on the other side. 

The music was fantastic, it was really nice to just sit in the sun, chat and take in everything going on around us. Various orchestral groups played during the time that we were there but we found one group particularly amusing. Well, the conductor at least. It seems that her rear was taking on a life of its own while she was conducting, we found it pretty entertaining!

The photo doesn't do justice to just how much Seth was laughing!
We eventally left there to go and get something to eat, then we went back to Laura's to pack up and headed home. It was such a fun weekend and so lovely to get to spend time with Laura, April and Chris. The next few weekends I think are probably going to be spent a little closer to home. I know that the chances of me going into labour early are remote, but just in case it does happen, I would rather not be 5 hours away from home.

Well, that is all for now! I'll keep you posted with any more goings on!


  1. That was a really good weekend for all of you. I also heard all about it from Laura. She was so thrilled to have you both there.Kirsty from the photo of you and Seth together in the sweet shop it doesn't look as if you are pregnant at all. It does from the front though!!!!!! It was so nice that you all had such a great time.

  2. Well, I'm glad that "from the photo of [Kirsty] and Seth together in the sweet shop it doesn't look as if [she] is pregnant at all" because it is me!!!!
    What a great weekend! Next time you're up we'll be showing Megatron the sights!

  3. HAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!! Lau, that made me laugh out loud! Great post though- I so look forward to reading your blog! =) X