We did, however, find time last weekend to head up to Liverpool to celebrate the Texan's birthday. Way back in January I booked tickets to see David Sedaris live in Liverpool, because (1) we love David Sedaris, and (2) we'd never been to Liverpool before and it's always fun to explore new places, and (3) I've always wanted to visit the iron men on Crosby Beach. Liverpool really surprised me - the architecture was so grand and varied, it is an incredibly beautiful city. If only it wasn't so chilly, I'd consider moving there...
The iron men at Crosby Beach didn't disappoint either - seeing the tide slowly move out, revealing 100 statutes which go out hundreds of metres from the shore, was so powerful, but in a cleverly subtle and immersive way. I loved it.
I also took the opportunity to indulge one of my favourite pastimes - scouring the beach for odd bits of ceramics and curious bits and pieces - am I the only person in the world that loves doing this?! We stumbled across hundreds of bricks on the shore, ground smooth by the waves, and amongst them were some beautifully coloured pieces of tile and glass. I'm an odd one, I know.
P.S. I'm so proud that our little flat was featured on Apartment Therapy this weekend! The best bit are the comments, some are just bonkers...!