Lording it over

Jul 27, 2013 by

This week’s been a bit on the hectic side. Going to Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival last weekend, although delightful, meant lots of stuff I had to do got shunted into this week. I’m not complaining, I know many people who wanted to go to the Festival this year couldn’t, for financial reasons. I know how lucky I am in that respect.

Between the busyness, Twisted Stitchers, my knitting group, went to see the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Twisted Stitchers at Liverpool Town Hall, with Lord Mayor Gary Millar

Twisted Stitchers at Liverpool Town Hall, with Lord Mayor Gary Millar

 

On the Town Hall balcony

On the Town Hall balcony

We had a lovely time, telling the Lord Mayor what we do and what we’ve achieved as a group so far. He gave us a guided tour of Liverpool’s Town Hall, showing us the beautiful artwork, relics, silverware and weapons (I know!)  in there. It almost made me want to go over to the historical novel side of things. The Town Hall has many secret passageways, I began making up plots to Famous Five books inside my head…

LM-fireplace

One of the many cast iron fireplaces

I was alarmed by the size of the swords on display...

The size of the swords on display, oh my…

 

The Lord Mayor's mace, rested on Liver Birds

The Lord Mayor’s mace, resting on  two Liver Birds

 

Silverware!

Silverware!

 

Thanks to the Lord Mayor and the wonderful staff at the Town Hall for making us so welcome. We’ll be back!

 

Read the first chapter of my novel Black Milk plus synopsis here

@cathbore

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