Liverpool's Sea Odyssey giant extravaganza - day one
WOW - what an incredible day. I spent roughly 12 hours chasing giants around the streets of Liverpool, with a brief gap in the middle when I had a tour of Marianne Faithfull's new exhibition at Tate Liverpool from the woman herself (more of that in a future blog post).
I have probably driven any of my followers on Twitter slightly bonkers by taking up their timelines with hundreds of Sea Odyssey tweets - with all of them going on to our live blog. We'll be continuing to live blog the event all weekend so if you're planning to attend it then we'd love it if you shared your experience or, if you can't get to it, you can follow it online instead.
Pretty exhausted and struggling to string a sentence together so I'll keep it brief and just share a few of the photos that I took on my mobile throughout the day.
Favourite moments: Watching the Lilliputians that move the Uncle Giant leaping off his legs to lift each foot.
Seeing people's faces as they caught sight of the giant as I walked away in the opposite direction along the Strand to get into position for the next key moment along the route.
Sitting - tired and cold but happy - and watching the Little Girl Giant being tucked into bed after she did a dance for the crowds in the uninhibited way that little girls dance, next to a flaming brazier, under a chandelier.