I really like Liverpool. It’s not a particularly tourist-y city, and obviously many would argue that it’s not as pretty or exciting as London or Edinburgh. But because we have family friends here, I’ve spent quite a bit of time here over the course of my travels. Our friends live in Great Crosby, which is a lovely suburb north of the city, only twenty minutes by train. Crosby Beach is famous for it’s work of sculpture by Antony Gormley, Another Place.
A half hour walk down the road brings you to Little Crosby, the sweetest little village you ever did see, with all the charm of rural English life while only being a stone’s throw from Sainsbury’s and the train station.
We have spent the last few days applying for jobs online, eating delicious home-cooked meals, catching up with our friends, walking (in insane wind and rain on Monday), watching Anne of Green Gables (yes, yes, YES), and buying waterproof jackets and shoes.
Today we attempted to open a bank account. Pro tip: Pay the damn fees and open one before you leave Australia. Far easier. Hopefully tomorrow will yield kinder results…