Granby Street Market is back

Yes it is! All being well, and I know that's still quite a big if, the Street Market will be back on Saturday 3rd July. On Granby Street in Liverpool 8 from 10:00 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, or so. They're the essentials and pretty much all you should need to know …

One day: A portrait of Wavertree

Just agreed with Damien John Kelly House on Wavertree High Street, there will be another one of these Stories of Wavertree walks on Wednesday 30th June. It's specially for them but, like this one was, all are welcome. ❄︎ This was a Strikeout Walk for the University College Union, currently in dispute with Liverpool University …

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Last week Sarah and I spent two evenings surprising ourselves by watching a two-part Netflix documentary about Elvis Presley. "Surprising" because neither of us had ever much liked him, until we watched this brilliantly done story of his life. Since when I've thought a lot about Elvis. And gone and got the music I'm listening …

And breathe…

All through the long lockdowns of this last year this has been my secondary walk. Wider and longer than what got called my 'permitted daily exercise' early on in the pandemic. This one a circular walk of eight miles or so, done in all seasons, mostly alone and with only occasional and distanced company. Down …

Oliver: Dancing towards a new dawn

If you lived with me, and only Sarah does, you would know that at the least provocation or simply for the joy of it I will burst out singing my favourite bits from Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver." My "favourite bits" amounting to the whole thing actually. That musical is one of the greatest joys of …

I’ve been to the library

I've been to the library, that's my big news for today and it's more than enough to be getting on with. I've been to the library. Not to the big central one in town. That's been back open for a while now but I'm still not going to town. No, this was to one of …