Back in Europe

After all the Africa photos, I intended to do a post about my day with Simon Savidge in Liverpool at the end of August. One thing led to another and I never got around to it. Now here I am staying with dear friends in The Hague writing this post about something that happened almost two months ago elsewhere in Europe.

This is going to be a photo essay.

Me trying to take a selfie at Liverpool’s central train station. Spoiler alert: it was indeed Liverpool.
Tell me about it. Because of Bank Holiday track work, it would have taken me over 4 hours one way to get to Liverpool from London. This would have made it nigh impossible to spend the day with Simon. So I ended up flying from London to Manchester and then taking a taxi to Liverpool and then doing it all again about 6 hours later to get back to London.
I took this shot surreptitiously on the little shuttle bus out to my plane. The gentleman next to me was reading, or at least carrying around, The Readers summer 2016 read along novel. I hope he liked it more than Simon and I did.
I can’t understand who in Liverpool thought this statue was a good idea. Some famous Liverpudlian know for his zany feather duster humor. I forgot his name. Must have been dreadful.
We did a quick walk through of the beautiful central Liverpool library. Simon has read all the books in the on the shelves behind us..
Pretty fabulous cover. It was 3D.
On the bus to Simon’s house. We didn’t actually get into a fight. I just wanted to be by a window that opened.
Simon hates it when I air his dirty laundry so I opted for showing some clean linens.


While I was there we recorded two episodes of The Readers and one vlog for Simon’s Book Tube channel.


John was asleep when I left for Liverpool and had to fly to Jackson, WY for work so he was gone by the time I got back to our hotel.


I only had about an hour in the lovely, original Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street.
In the United lounge at Heathrow on the way home.
Yes, that’s how I do it.
The speed with which I ate them was a little nutso.


6 thoughts on “Back in Europe

  1. lorigreer October 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Loved your photo essay. Well done! Look forward to seeing more. Cheers from Portland, Oregon!


  2. Su October 21, 2017 / 11:39 am

    The books (I assume you bought) in that pile have such lovely English-sounding titles! I’m going to look them up…


  3. BookerTalk October 21, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I thought you’d eaten enough scones to last a whole year in Simon’s but you went back for more!! Such stamina


  4. Liz Dexter October 22, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Love the scone photos at the end. Good book-buying work in such a short time frame!


  5. ANON October 25, 2017 / 6:53 am

    The statue is of SIR KEN DODD who is 90 years old and still performing 3 or 5 hour shows.He is funny by the way.


  6. Nadia October 25, 2017 / 9:05 am

    What a great photo essay! Loved it! SO jealous of your scones and clotted cream and jam – YUM!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.