I love Liverpool. Mock it at your peril cos I will get ferocious to defend it. There's one thing about it that can't be denied though: it's a long old way from London. We Northern bloggers can feel a long way removed from most of the social whirl that surrounds this odd hobby of ours.
Even if I was on those PR lists that mean automatic invitations to all the cool events (I'm not), it would have to be something pretty amazing to make it worth spending 4 hours on a train and taking time off work. I don't have a chip on my shoulder about it or anything - it makes perfect sense for things to take place in the capital. It'd just be nice if there was the odd bit of recognition that not everyone lives there.
Events that take place in Liverpool are much rarer but when they do happen, I say "yoicks" and do my very best to get to them. So last Thursday saw me meeting up with Liverpool lovelies Laura and Frances to have a shop and a bop at TK Maxx.
The Silent Disco featured some ace music but I don't really do dancing, so I limited myself to a little bit of jaunty shuffling around the aisles instead. Mostly in my natural habitat, the shoe department.
This fella had no such inhibitions!
The mojitos were fab and the shiny gift card we got given upon leaving was even better!
There's another TK Maxx store close(ish) to my house so I had a little end-of-the-week shopping trip there with my mum. Well, she had a whale of a time buying herself a handbag and loads of stuff for her summer holiday and even a potential outfit for my brother's wedding (organised! It's not till October!). I resisted the lure of all the impractical Dune and Nine West high heels and spent my giftcard wisely instead:
What do you mean, I only buy green things? That is clearly not true. I also bought something black but it's a Top Secret Birthday Present so you'll have to trust me on that.