Walking with Greg: The Dockers’ Steps in Springtime

A further seasonal instalment in our 'Walking with Greg' series. A day off working, to walk around with a friend in the Springtime sunshine. Well, it was sunny some of the time. Sarah won't be coming out with us as she's running a Ceremony for someone later today. So we're soon off along Penny Lane [...]

So what?

Reflections on a year of blogging. Well then, a year ago this week we turned our mostly static website into a blog. And now, 190 posts later I'm here to ask the question, so what? What has been the effect of all this writing? Of posts covering the spectrum from sweets in the 1960s to [...]

Liverpool Beach

It's called 'Otterspool Promenade' but I've always thought of it as Liverpool Beach. A long, wide, open space by the banks of the Mersey where the people of Liverpool come out to play, on sunny days like today. Long time readers might have been here before. Otterspool is part of my regular 10k run. And [...]

Listening to David Bowie – The Next Day

So here it is, 'The Next Day.' Heavily trailered by the surprise release of one song 'Where are we now?' a couple of months ago. All melodic longing beautifully expressed. And of course, I should have guessed, there's nothing else here on 'The Next Day' sounds even remotely like it. He's being that David Bowie [...]

Now

Catching up on things in and around our world, the evolving story of life. Is it another cold Spring, or a late Winter? Hard to tell, but the light's increasing by the day, so the crocuses are out, the blossoms are beginning, and therefore I think it's fair to say that, on balance, it's Spring. [...]

Defend every library

Update, 7th March. Liverpool City Council vote to close libraries. In many places across Britain public libraries, curiously, are at the front of the queue when 'austerity measures' are up for discussion. Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008 remember,  is sadly no exception. This morning the Liverpool Echo reported this, from Liverpool Town Hall: [...]