We caught a train to Liverpool yesterday and we had originally hoped to get tickets to a radio show about the Sports Personality of the Year. We didn't manage to get the tickets though, but the train and hotel were already booked, so we came anyway and planned to see the sights.
We also hoped for good weather as every time we have been here before the weather has been terrible.
No change there as the rain poured down through the fog on our journey.
Once here I happened to see online that some last minute tickets had just been released for the SPOTY show, so we raced over to the arena to snap them up.
We spent the afternoon wandering around the Tate Modern - good with some inspiring ideas for our house, the Liverpool Museum - large building with lots of closed sections, and the great outdoors - cold, windy and wet.
However, it was also full of fancy buildings, boats, statues, fair rides and tasty food.
We found the Fab Four statue where Daz blended in perfectly and a Superlambanana which reminded us of a great visit back in 2009.
Then it was over to the show, and we had seats quite close to the stage, but with a side on view.
It was an excellent evening and fascinating to watch the way that the stage is cleared and changed as soon as the video clips were played.
It was a shame that Mo Farah wasn't in the studio to collect his prize, but it was very funny when the video link with him broke just as he was due to make his speech!