The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Or, climate, politics and what really matters. For a long time I've been intending t0 write my own version of my favourite story on here, the cautionary tale of The Emperor's New Clothes, though I've never quite got round to that or it's intended follow-up, my second favourite story, Chicken-Licken. But I'll often think of [...]

The Green They Only Get Around About Now

I seem to be feeling more than a bit reflective today, helped by the springtime. The trees turning that green they only get around about now, but which does happen each year. The reassurance of the new. That spring will come, whatever else we do, spring will come. And this spring day was a particular [...]

A Tale of Two City Centres

It might not be what was meant but it's what's evolving. Some observations from walking around with a camera. I walk around Liverpool a lot, as you might have noticed. It's my great joy and my natural way of being. And most of my walks are, or at least begin, as directionless accidents. Seeing where [...]

It’s About Time

I love this time. This time when March starts turning into April, when winter has definitely turned into spring, when we do that thing with the clocks and fool ourselves that nature has changed. That we have more time, more light, more breathing in the open air. I love this time. Though I don't get, [...]

On a Saturday Morning

I'm going to add this one to my university 'Fieldnotes' collection of blog posts. Not because it deals with anything particularly academic, but because it's about taking time off. Something that's turning out to be more essential to this new learning phase of my life than I thought it was going to be. I'd known [...]

Granby: The Winter Garden Opens

This was well done by all. On the first day of spring, under a perfect blue sky that we could all see through the glass roof, the Granby Winter Garden was opened. Then later on, much later, under a full spring moon, the Granby Winter Garden was still open. It was that magical sort of [...]