A wonder: The Winter Garden has reopened

It was a wonder and it was wonderful, the Granby Winter Garden reopened today. And from just after 10:30 when we opened to beyond 3 when I locked the door, I didn't sit down. Me and Eleanor and all the people, all of you so missed friends and new hellos, had so much to say. …

Almost Liverpool 8

Tickets for the film Premiere at the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool now available here This was wonderful, and it was also my first evening out since before the pandemic. So doubly wonderful. Walking along through L8 to a film for, by and about us all in and around the place. "A love letter to a postcode" …

Garden

"In this garden the most surprising transplant has turned out to be myself." Head gardener Sarah Horton, here yesterday Ever since Sarah first took it on as a bedraggled challenge of an allotment plot over 20 years ago now I've been no more than an occasional visitor as Sarah, with some help but mostly not …

Blue

I haven't written as much about the doing of my PhD on here as I'd thought I might, having spent the majority of my recent days actually writing it. But here's something about my day's work yesterday that involved walking to a cathedral and sitting in there for a while as I read something. Reading …

An infestation of private landlords

A few years ago a friend and I who'd started a project about empty homes went to a property auction. We'd had some investment in our idea, and with some more on the way we thought this might be the place to find the second empty home we could do up. For a truly reasonable …