liverpool

i have noticed that my friends and family are now giving me ‘experiences’ for presents rather than physical gifts – i am loving the different surprises that have been arranged for me – from nights in hotels, to massages and theatre trips, they are great memories rather than acquiring more stuff.   last weekend, i treated my friend elise for her birthday to a couple of  nights in her favourite hotel – the titanic in liverpool!  the roomiest, coolest hotel that i have ever been to in the UK.  its a short taxi ride from the tate gallery, but situated right on the docks and housed in a converted warehouse – one of many that line the once busy docks of liverpool.  you can always find a deal, check their website for advanced offers or check on secret escapes – the spa is a heavenly treat too.

i managed to pop into the tate  -london isn’t the only place to have important art!  stop to eat at ‘the quarter’ in the beautiful georgian area around hope street,  for a bite to eat or just for  coffee and cake, and then a must see stop are the 2 opposing cathedrals – both architecturally amazing in their own right.  if you have time, take the 15 min drive to Crosby beach to see ‘another place’ by Antony Gormley – a series of life size cast iron figures set along the beach seemingly entering the sea.

 

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incidentally this opening shot of my book ‘stolen glimpses’ is from the window of Tate Liverpool.

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