In Days Full of Silence

On living like a nun and other quiet thoughts In yesterday's blog post about reading I sort of apologised for not writing much on here lately. And this morning, today being a sort of holiday, I thought I'd say a bit more about what I've been doing instead. Which as you can see I'm describing …

Reading Differently

I haven't written much on this blog in these last few weeks, though I have done a lot of writing of the PhD I'm working on. That's where I've been. Long and early mornings of writing in the polytunnel where I mostly work, followed by afternoons of walking, thinking and reading. Sometimes academic kinds of …

West Bank Widnes & the Runcorn Bridges

It's been years since we'd done a version of this walk together, seven years we were surprised to find out by looking back on our own blog. But that's how life goes isn't it, surprisingly. Anyway today was a sunny but cold Saturday morning when we set off for Pickering's Pasture, just beyond Halebank on …

The Magnolia Tree

It's my pleasure and my immense privilege to be spending my writing days at the moment in the presence of this tree, this Magnolia. I know none of its horticultural details (though see below) or the origins of its naming, you'd have to ask Sarah about those. But I can see what it does, which …

A Liverpool Show on The Mystery?

This is an idea, not an announcement, but you know when we're all through all this and it's absolutely safe again, do you fancy the idea of us having a community led Liverpool Show on The Mystery? I was in two minds about it myself when I first heard of the idea, as I've got …

This is Liverpool

A very welcome compendium from Sarah here of her collection of recent bike rides. Seeing Liverpool in new ways and from several entirely new perspectives. As she says "These bike days are very enjoyable and give me a view of places in Liverpool that are the equal of anywhere else."  Thanks to my bike, the …