When my teen was young he loved the park playground, I would sit for hours watching him run around and make friends while I dreamt of going home for cake and a  cuppa. How things have changed, now Mums don’t have to choose, cafes are opening in park locations and I went to one that’s really community focussed. Urban Cafe is a fab space, a hub for cyclists, walkers, parents & kids, it’s a real community space serving good healthy food and believe me, a lovely cuppa. The cafe  has views over the playground at the front and across the…

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So half term’s here, the first holiday of the school year and time to start looking towards holidays, days out and planning weekends away. Planning a visit to a fabulous city like Liverpool there’s so much to see and do. There are  museums galore, cathedrals, architecture and fab shopping but how about finding somewhere a bit different. Tucked 10 minutes away from the big tourist attractions of The Albert Dock and Liverpool One is a transformed industrial area called The Baltic Triangle. What was once part of the historical thriving port is now a creative hub for arts, crafts, culture,…

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One of the advantages of working in a Museum/walled garden is the chance to be involved in environmental projects and natural crafts, I’m not naturally an outdoor girl but I definitely love a bit of fun crafting (with or without kids). So today we added the art of beeswax candle making to our museum skills.     The easiest way to make candles is to use coloured or natural beeswax sheets,they can be cut and rolled to make very attractive candles. We all had a fab day and many thanks to  Cheshire Beekeepers for their time and expertise. What is beeswax…

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