This weekend saw us ensure ‘passportgate‘ never happens again with a trip to very lush Liverpool, one of our favourite cities in the UK, to submit and order Oliver’s new passport (yay)!
Gloriously sunny for the most part it was ice creams at the docks and some shopping in my favourite city of style, with new jeans and shirts for Peter, Topshop frocks for I and some toys for the boys…
Not before plenty of chilled bench-dwelling under the sun’s rays though-
My nautical inspired dress c/o Fever London.
Xander loved his new LEGO bricks
We spent the night there and headed to Knowsley Safari Park the following day, which left both boys gaping in awe at the animals there, particularly the zebras, lions and ostriches, it also inspired some crazy conjured bedtime stories of lions escaping the reserve, and getaway monkeys jumping into cars.
Oliver and Xander loved playing in the sandpit in the main area too and we even caught a sea lion show (the pictures came out a little dark in the latter).
And Xander liked lounging on the benches, as you do!
Wanting to touch the live animals was a no-no but toy rides were the next best thing!
Sunday night was time to celebrate my favourite lady’s birthday, my Mama. My Auntie Zak flew over from Marbella to party with us and it was feasting as usual, at one of the family restaurants, The Olive Tree (in Headingley, Leeds). My husband Peter had to make a late deadline so sadly couldn’t join the evening do but we made sure we brought a takeaway of swordfish, rice and courgettes, home for him!
My dress is c/o Baukjen and Alexander’s chic shirt was gifted by Alexandra, founder of Tendre Deal, the members-only kids store offering luxury French products at discounted prices.
The shirt is by ANTON ET ZEA and suits Alexander down to a tee (make that, a shirt)!
We met with Papou Andy, my husband’s godfather and great family friend, my brother Solos and his girlfriend Lucy and got stuck in!
Now for the pics!
Family before food of course…
We all seemed to order seafood and fish for dinner: delicious!
Prawn and crab cocktail from the Specials Board.
A tumbling tower of calamari
Swordfish in a caper sauce-
Sea bass with spinach and feta cheese
Whole sea bass
The kids scoffed chicken kebabs and rice
And the birthday girl blew out her candles while we all sang (loudly)!
The perfect end to a truly wonderful weekend!
I’m so grateful to have my ‘surround sound’ and super loving family in my life.