The Secret Alley

Do you know about the secret alley, off Smithdown and along the back of Garmoyle? What Lawrence Road turns into one it's crossed Wellington and stops being a road? Well you do now, and it was looking both beautiful and useful this morning when I walked home along it, from picking up a delivery at …

Thinking Space

Bear with me here but I’d decided today was a thinking day. I’ve not done much in the way of blog posting on here lately as I’ve been off inside my head doing the academic writing that’s taken up nearly all of my January and February. And it’s going very well, or at least I …

Signs of Spring

In all the ‘roadmap out of this’ nonsense that won't be mentioned again in this post it's been a huge lift, for me anyway, to witness the early arrival of some signs of Spring. You might have noticed them in other ways and even earlier in your own place, but for me the first signs …

Call the midwife?

A short and questioning note this one really. Particularly intended to draw your attention to a question Suzanne Moore has raised in the latest of her 'Letters from Suzanne.' It's here if you want to read it and I'll say more about it soon. First though I'd like to explain the title I've given this …

Riding the Loop Line

Sarah's got a bike now, for the first time in twenty years or so, and she's having a great time changing her personal geography of Liverpool by going out exploring on it. Here's her story about it, all along the Loop Line. It started with excursions to The Mystery, just by where we live. Which …