I was in Liverpool at the weekend and as some of you will know, I am a huge fan of the City and the people.

It was my birthday and rather than travel abroad for a few days, we decided to stay within the UK and immerse myself as a total tourist and I simply loved it.

I’ll write it up over the next few days, but in summary:

We went to Flanagans Apple for an early beer. This has to be one of the best Irish pubs anywhere.

We then went on to lunch at the award winning deli restauarant called Delifonseca, where the food, the perfectly chilled Jever herb beer and the service were all superb.

After checking in at the fantastic Hard Days Night hotel (like any good tourist should do), we went off to walk through the Met Quarter, down through Liverpool One and then back up to the Big Wheel that graces it’s huge plaza. This was in it’s last few days in Liverpool and is on its way back to Nottingham to arrive in Mid Feb.

Back off to the Cavern Pub (opposite the Cavern Club) and then a few minutes to relax before joining our family at Bar Four, for some overpriced cocktails, even more overpriced wine and scarily expensive Peroni beer.

The evening saw us move onto the brilliant Italian (and quite huge) Zelig’s, where again the food and the service was brilliant.

After dinner we got some VIP tickets for Palm Sugar to enjoy a bit of un-named celebrity company where we danced and jumped about for the rest of the night.

I have to say that whilst I love Nottingham, I’m not sure that we could have such a night here. The genuine friendliness of the welcome in Liverpool was universal.

The quality of the venues was exceptional and the sheer scale of the developments that are undergoing is breathtaking.

Anyway, pics and more details to follow.