I live in a leafy suburb of Liverpool England UK.
We are lucky to live in such an outstanding area of learning excellence.
There are several faith schools which always achieve good results through the national curriculum and also some private schools which are now grant maintained.
Thanks to Government funding, this gives all children an equal chance to go to a school that will suit their needs.
We also have the Hope University Campus,( part of Liverpool University). just around the corner from our home.
This a lovely place to just to walk through with our grandchildren on the way to school.
One of our favourite places to go is Calderstones Park , it is in open parkland with a beautiful secret walled garden.
There is a large lake with swans and ducks paddling around, eagerly awaiting little chubby 'kiddy hands.' proffering chunks of bread and cake.
Also there is a café, serving delicious home made cakes, hot and cold drinks and an assortment of ice creams and ice lollies.
Across the road from our home is Childwall Woods, also a lovely place to walk after a hearty Sunday lunch.
We can walk across the woods to our local church, Childwall Priory Parish Church, it is dated back to the fourteenth century when it was a Priory for an order of monks.
Eventually it was extended and remains as the wonderful building it is now.
Just across the road is the Old World Pub called The Abbey, good place to meet the Parish priest for a pre dinner pint!
The local school two of our grandchildren attend is called Bishop Eton and is affiliated to the the Bishop Eton Monastery next door. This is a Roman Catholic faith School and the children have a fine education, as I can see, when I do homework and reading with Olivia aged 8 and Christian age 5, Grandpa takes them to school 4 days out of the week and they sometimes come home here for tea, which is always a riotous occasion as they let off steam after all the lessons and oral exercises in which they participate.
We have lived here for 27 years and although we really should downsize it would be such an awesome operation, I don't think we could orchestrate it without heartache........
So, Perhaps we are destined stay here !
My thanks to the outstandingly clever Denise Nesbitt for devising ABC Wednesday and the observant Roger for his objective administration.
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