We had the most marvelous time at the weekend in Liverpool.
Here I am on the ferry 'cross the Mersey.
And this is me in the same spot in 1987.
I was 23, and wearing my boyfriend-at-the-time's cardigan and Big Hair!
The Pier Head buildings and skyline are fabulous.
We spent the weekend in the excellent company of my sister Sabena and her partner Gary.
The Three Graces; the Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building, part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
There are new buildings to rival the splendour of the old...
and the docks are a great place to wander.
Statue of Billy Fury at the Albert Dock.
One of the Superlambananas dotted around the city.
So apart from football, what else springs to mind when you think of Liverpool?
We braved the queue and visited The Beatles Story.
The kids know a surprising number of Beatles' songs and we really enjoyed the exhibition.
Since we were staying in Chinatown, it seemed only appropriate to go for a Chinese meal.
And of course there was plenty of face-pulling and posing.
We were working on our cool album cover shots...
1960-70s Hong Kong-made maxi dress - flea market
Cardigan, denim jacket and bangles - charity shopped
Pendant - car boot
I loved the Walker Art Gallery.
Another stunning building...
...and some stunning art too.
Puck in the Sculpture Gallery.
Echo and Narcissus by John William Waterhouse.
A collection of 1970s Jean Varon dresses designed by John Bates.
Super Star Fucker by Peter Davies.
After lunch in the brilliant Moose Coffee cafe...
it was time to say goodbye and head for home, tired but very happy.
(PS. Next time, I'm going vintage shopping; hopefully Sandra will come with me!)