Last week Iabout really wanting to go to Liverpool to see the new event that was coming back to town. I visited a couple of years back for the Sea Odyssey event to commemorate 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. This years tells the stories of WW1 as August also sees the 100 year anniversary since the start of WW1.
There were whole day events planned for the whole of Liverpool for Friday and Saturday but as I was in work I couldn’t visit until today. There was all kinds of fun featuring the Little Girl Giant and her dog XOLO, along with Grandmother Giant and I have to say I’m kinda gutted I missed it all. But we did make it over today to wave them all back off on their journey.
Liverpool was absolutely chock-a-block full of people the same as last time. There was a reported 800,000 extra people in Liverpool last time and this years possibly attracted even more. That said it made it very difficult to find a good place to watch the extravaganza as people were lining the streets in droves. 5 deep at the barriers, everyone clamouring to get the best view, pictures and videos to record and treasure this event once more. This made it all the more awkward as my sister and I had 3 kids with us we wanted to see yet also let them see too. With so many people in the same place it was quite hard to see so it meant the 2 of us picking all the girls up one by one so they could see. Also on this note all pictures and videos were taken by the kids whist we had hold of them so please excuse the quality and shakiness, especially as Olivia is not far off the same height as me and is kinda too big for me to be picking up! So I hoisted her up and she sat on my chest with my face squished into her backside so she could everything that was going on. And she loved it! Even though it as over in mere minutes from where we were standing. Totally worth getting squashed and pushed and shoved from all angles by people all wanting to catch a glimpse for themselves.
We did head over to the Pier Head to wave them off but after waiting for over half an hour we saw absolutely nothing as they, made their final journey out of Liverpool. So we made our way back into town and on our way home.
We love the Giants and will definitely being going back to see them next time they visit us. I think it’s amazing to watch and see how they bring the giant marionettes to life to put on a show of this magnitude around a whole city. Thanks guys and we hope to see you again soon!