Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport

This weekend was the 5th annual event Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport. We saw a lot of interesting things, like horse vaulting with a horse from Pony Sanctuary, dog training, owls, model boats, stalls with jewellery, cookies, vintage cars, historic military vehicles, fire trucks and many other things.

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Our neighbor

Let me present you our neighbor. It appears uninvited but we like him very much and he is always welcome.

He never accepts something to eat and I tried to persuade him with all kinds of food, even special food for him. He talks endlessly. Yesterday he stood with me in the kitchen while I was cooking lasagne and talked a lot. In the end I think he was just blabbing. on_01

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Festus likes him too, even if they didn’t have the chance to talk. They admire themselves from a distance and that’s all. Luckily they didn’t meet when Festus was in the back yard with his dad, taking a bath.

My name day

Yesterday was my name day, we celebrated with a chocolate cheesecake, a special dinner and a lovely walk. We visited Wirral Transport Museum as well. We had the opportunity to take a ride in the tram 20, from 1901.nd_01

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Pretty high, isn’t it?
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The Ferry to Liverpool.
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Back to the museum.
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There are some interesting exhibits there. But my favorite is the model railway.
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Leasowe Lighthouse

Leasowe Lighthouse, the first brick built lighthouse in UK. It’s here, on the north coast of Wirral, to the Irish sea.

It was build in 1763 by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Authority. The lighthouse is 101 ft tall and it’s the second oldest brick built lighthouse in Europe. It has a nice history, one of the keepers was a woman, who took over the responsibility after her husband died. She received the same salary and she was one of the few women employed to do this job.ll_01

The keeper rooms were inside the lighthouse.
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A panorama from the top of the lighthouse. You can see the north Wirral coast and the Irish sea.
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Going down. There are 130 steps to the top.
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Dragon teeth. This kind of “teeth” were placed on the beach to prevent the entering of the German tanks, during the war.
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New Ferry butterfly park

This weekend we had a tour of the New Ferry butterfly park, a urban natural reserve on the former site of a railway goods yard, coal yard and water softening plant. It was nice to see some butterflies, but due to the rainy summer there are a few.
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This is the ancestor of the carrot. It has a slightly different root, a creamy colour.
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The table used to produce bricks on the site.
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A hedgehog footprint, it’s a few decades old.
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A spider web with rain drops on it.
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Mistletoe on an apple tree. On the left it’s a pretty new mistletoe, on the top right is a 2-3 years old one and on the bottom right there is a 10 years old mistletoe.
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This butterflies are made from paper and hand painted. They look amazing, very similar to real butterflies.
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