Friday, August 29, 2008

Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport

It's so good to be home with blue skies and warm sunshine. The dogs went potty when we picked them up and especially when they realised that we had arrived with my son James, who loves and spoils them.

It was good to unpack the suitcases after a five hotel stay, get back into our home routine and especially to see Kevin, Debbie and family who were staying at the house whilst we were away. What kind people. They had prepared a barbecue in order to give Jan a break before she starts feeding me again.

It sometimes feels like I'm always going on about hotels and restaurants. Well, after saying goodbye to mum, Pia, Dino and my cousin Sandra, the other day, we headed off towards Liverpool for an overnight stay before our flight to Nîmes. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Liverpool airport. From the outside, the building is not very prepossessing, but inside it's quite unusual. It has been furnished in an art deco style in keeping with its previous use as the airport terminal building. Our bed, like the one at Miller Howe, was very, very comfortable. It must have been seven feet wide, large enough to accommodate even the two of us. (Don't you mean the one of you? - Ed)

We ate very well in the restaurant and found two excellent wines. The first an Australian, Houghton 2007, Chardonnay Verdelho mix and the second a New Zealand, Hawkes Bay, Vidal 2006 oak aged Merlot. Jan's quote, "that's one of the nicest reds I've ever drunk." Praise indeed!

The UK has so much choice when it comes to wine and interestingly we never choose French wine when we eat out.

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