July 2017 was utterly nuts, stand out highlights include being cut out of a far-too-tight cat suit, co-hosting LIMF TV at Sefton Park and giving up dating. Yep, nuts.
I’ve just had a week off that was easily more stressful and manic than actually being in work. Three kids, age 11, 5 and 3 all wanting to do different things coupled with persistent summer rain made for a shed load of baking, den making and trips to the cinema. (PS, Captain Underpants is pretty funny).
The Guide Liverpool broke some new ground at work throughout July, creating a live set at both British Style Collective and LIMF 2017 and the team worked their asses off to broadcast more than 80 live episodes over two weekends. Our sexy live tv set garnered a lot of attention and here’s hoping we’re back on location again very soon.
About the cat suit…..I took my eldest daughter to MCM Comic Con Manchester at the weekend and for the first time I really fancied dressing up. I’ve reported on Comic Con in Liverpool a number of times and love the vibe, so this time I was well up for releasing my inner Cat Woman or Black Widow. Unfortunately the cheap-ass £8 cat suit I ordered last minute from Ebay had other ideas. Unless Captain Saggy Ass Camel Toe ever becomes a thing, I’m sticking to jeans and Adidas! After much hilarity, I was cut out of the binbag with a zip and it was well and truly binned. MCM Comic Con was ace though, never been, get tix and go!
The images of my failed super hero attempt on Instagram (@kate.reillyjames) resulted in some interesting DM’s, and had I not already given up on Tinder, Bumble and dating full stop by the time I posted them, I’m sure I could have been much more busy over the summer. Dating in your 30’s is fun, but its also completely exhausting and has a way of making even the most confident of people, feel a little disposable. I’m flying solo for summer and I’m cool with that.
So work is going from strength to strength, it’s high pressured at times and difficult to juggle quality home-life and family time with a role that never sleeps (I’m also the biggest culprit for not being able to switch off, even a walk to the shop for milk can inspire a story) but getting to do, experience and enjoy the things we do, with a brilliant team, makes it all worth while.
I’m about to embark on my 25 days of summer in Liverpool. Every single day between now and 24th August has an event, appointment or engagement to attend, write about or report on and I’m ready and raring to go. (Plus the thought of my flight to Paris on 25th will no doubt help spur me on!).
If you’re looking for what’s on info, from family fun, nights out, where to eat, brand new cocktails, festivals and gigs………..me and the team are on it over at The Guide Liverpool.
Back on 24th x