Introducing: Granby Winter Garden

Opening on 20th March, invitation below As I write this new addition to Granby isn't quite open yet, so I feel very privileged to have been shown around. I also feel the full story of the particular place isn't mine to tell, so I won't tell it. Not all of it. But it's such a [...]

Foundation: Martial Arts Done Differently

Introducing Foundation School of Martial Arts Can martial arts be used to help build stronger communities, more resilient families and healthier, more confident individuals? Well yes, say Foundation School of Martial Arts, and with considerable experience and justification. Over the past several years they've worked with over 1,400 young people, and lots of older ones [...]

Here on the Shining Shore

You have to make time for spring or it could easily be missed altogether. The delicacy of it, the just born eagerness. So we both took a day off, Sarah and I, to go and visit springtime on the Shining Shore. And when we got home Sarah wrote this poem and made these two collages [...]

Appreciating Perfection: The light and the shade of it

Thoughts from up by one of our cathedrals. Long morning's lecture over I walk around in the unexpected February sunshine, along by the Victoria Building end of the University. Not my usual end, so there are surprises along here. Like a good stationery shop where I stock up with favourite notebooks for us both. The [...]

These Early Mornings

I love these early mornings,Before the rest of the world wakes upAnd the sun's still thinking about it.I think more freely and don't worry at all,It's still too early you see?In this free time, while no one's watching. I love this early thinkingBefore an idea settles down,When it might yet go anywhereAnd the morning's still [...]

Introducing: Homegrown Collective

Announcing a new community enterprise for Everton and Anfield. And wondering whether you might like to Adopt a Hop? For a good while now Everton and Anfield have been fertile ground for new and enterprising ideas. Good things done by and for the people of the place. Everyone’s heard of Homebaked these last few years [...]