Sunday saw us taking Louis to the kennels where he ran in happy to see everyone. The young kennel maid greeted him and he wagged his tail.
So we escaped quickly and went home to get the taxi. Whoops not one for 2 hours. Our lovely neighbour Dawn came to our rescue and ran us to the station so we were soon on our way to Liverpool
We had been invited by Joanne Candlish to speak at Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group Living well meeting,
The Virgin train soon got us to Liverpool although they couldn’t get into Lime Street as it was having a wall rebuilt that had collapsed so we used the local train and soon arrived at the hotel. Well it had taken nearly 6 hours and we were tired and hungry.
We were soon in the room and had a little rest and a drink before going down to dinner
There was people in the bar as they had watched the Final of the World Cup.
So we had our meal then returned to the room and of course I went on my computer.
A great sleep except I have never been in a among a colony of seagulls. they must be all nesting on the roofs and the windows were wide open.
On waking shower and down to breakfast.
Joanne soon joined us to travel in the taxi to the venue. We saw the Liver birds and Museum, so many old and lovely buildings surprisingly all seem to have escaped being pulled down to build modern glass floored builds. Well done Liverpool.
We pulled up at the Quaker Friends Meeting house for the meeting.
Lorraine Creech a Mesothelioma UK Nurse greeted us for and John Flanagan MAVS Support Officer. Lots of hugs and greeting and then loading our USB Pens with our presentations on. Then Mesowarriors came in one by one so there was lots of laughing and talking and hugging going on.
Ray spoke first and it was received so well as always. It is a fascinating talk of his life in the Dockyard and working with asbestos.
Then I followed and updated everyone with what is happening to me now.
So many questions it was brilliant and we talked for ages discussing every sort of question.
We then had a group Picture We had met Cyber friends but also made a lot of new friends it was a great meeting.
We sadly had to say goodbye although we ended up have a walk around to see different buildings again I felt so at home and it was all so friendly.
This building was a School,The Bluecoat School Chambers is a beautiful building in the heart of Liverpool in School Lane at the end of Church Alley. The school was founded in 1709 and built in 1716-1717. It is a brick building with the central facade flanked by two long wings.
It was closed shame we was going to eat in there.
So we went to find another and that was great food. We talked and ate and drunk wine it was great as Joanne knew that same people we did and visits the South and London Often s we do meet often and different Conferences.
It was raining when we at last left and dived into a taxi, well guess who was wearing flip-flops and no jacket. Note to oneself to pack things even if you think the sun is going to shine all the time.
We said our goodbyes as Joanne had to travel on the underground under the Mersey.
Ray and I relaxed in the room chatting about all that had gone on during the day.
This morning we got up early and travelled al the miles home to arrive back in Whitstable and then shoot round to the kennels and pick Louis up.
He of course has behaved so well and the kennel maid said she adored him he was so sweet. Oh how he has grown up and behaves so well bless him xx
So we are back home and preparing to go back to the Chatham Dockyard to make a video. we are meeting A lovely young man, another cyber friend. But that’s another story for tomorrow.
A ps to this is that the Richmond Hotel is where all the Mesowarriors are going to stay in Sept Weekend meetup but that to is another story haha !!!