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This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited by my friend to stay in Liverpool. Our visit coincided with the memories of August 1914 festival commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Apparently one million people visited Liverpool over the weekend so it was easy to see why there was such a buzz surrounding the events. We lined the streets on several occasions so catch a glimpse of the ‘giants’ – massive puppets operated by many people on floats and cranes that really have to be seen to be believed. This time, as giants have visited before, Liverpool was host to a giant Grandma, a little girl and an excitable dog. We managed to catch a glimpse of all of them, but unfortunately the girl was ‘sleeping’ in her bed when she went by us. You really do suspend disbelief and all weekend we were referring to them as ‘she’!

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It was such a lovely weekend and we had some truly fantastic weather for it too. We managed a little wander around the docks, a bit of a shop and to enjoy some live music as part of Flux Festival. Oh, and we had some pretty glorious food and drink too!

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My lovely friends oblivious to the fact I’m using them in an arty shot 😉

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Champagne on Joe’s balcony.

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The confetti from the parade! The large bits of paper were reproductions of the actual speech given to recruit troops from Liverpool for the First World War. I was lucky enough to salvage myself one.

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