The Canal: On a cold and windy day

We’re celebrating Sarah’s official birthday at the moment. It technically happened on Thursday, but is always then celebrated with walks and other observances for these several days afterwards. On the day itself we did our deep favourite Shining Shore walk near Thurstaston on the Dee Estuary. Then the next day continued celebrations by rewalking another […]

Granby Street Market: Some Good News

We need less than we thought, but it’s still more than we’ve got. So the Street Market still needs help. We have some good news to share. We need less money than we thought to get us back on our feet after the fire a couple of weeks ago. We’ve been able to salvage quite […]

On an L8 Day

I was walking along to have a first look at the newly completed Princes Boulevard, though in a roundabout kind of way. With something else to do first on this Liverpool 8 kind of Monday. Walking through the parks to Admiral Street, Windsor Street and past Squash before I arrived at the rooftop where I […]

A Special Place: The Canal in Autumn

This was a perfect early autumn’s afternoon of walking together for the pleasure of it. Not to get anywhere in particular as Sarah and I have nearly completed our full walking of the Leeds Liverpool Canal now, with just one final stage to go when we feel like it. So this was kind of how […]

Writing for the Soul.2

Early in the lockdown days my friend Rachael O’Byrne gathered a few of us together to produce a zine of local writing from Liverpool about what we were all going through then. It featured lots of us local writers, was a lovely thing, and seemed so well appreciated that we’ve done another one. Just in […]

Sustainable and Resilient Cities: Podcast Series

As well as socially working on our respective PhDs Abi O’Connor and I are now producing a series of podcasts together for the University of Liverpool. Exploring how postgraduates like ourselves are responding to the Covid crisis in ways where the things we research can be of practical and local use, as the Liverpool City […]