I was hunting through the kitchen cupboard this week and stashed at the back I discovered some long lost shot glasses. Obviously, these haven’t been used for quite some time; I think my years of shot drinking may have passed but they have seen a fair bit of use in their time! I won’t go into details, you can all use your imagination; I believe a friend bought them for me on a teenage birthday.
They will still always have a place in my kitchen cupboard as they were bought by a very good friend and they were from one of my favourite shops as a teenager. If you are from the North West you may remember Quiggin’s in Liverpool; it was like a little indoor market but in this amazingly old higgledy piggledy building with lots of cute little independent and vintage shops. I suppose it would have been an ‘alternative’ shop but so many people went there, I know my Nana loved it. I spent many a weekend there, we used to get all sorts of things like vintage t shirts, beads, badges, patches and studded belts, candles and me and my friend used to regularly visit to have flashes of bright colour’s added to our hair; we thought we were so cool! There was a lovely little cafe in the middle of it that did the best slice of pizza, salad and coleslaw. There was also a shop that had all different glasses with little pictures painted on and I had lusted after them for a while; I was made up when I got them for my birthday. Sadly Quiggin’s was closed with all the developments in Liverpool. I believe it relocated outside the city centre.
Finding these little shot glasses has brought back so many memories, way before I was a Mum, just looking back to when I was a scruffy teenager. I haven’t got any pictures of me at the old shop but here I am at Leeds Festival 2002, and yes, I am cleaning out a teapot. Typical Northerner; that’s just how we roll.