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 […]

Granby 4 Streets: Telling our story

Here’s a story then, a podcast this one. A story of community led change at Granby 4 Streets. A story of many years. Told by Joe Farrag, Eleanor Lee, Hazel Tilley, Nasra Hill, Tracey Gore, Rose Seagrief, Steve Hoey, Andrea Ku, Vicky Evans-Hubbard… and me. “We didn’t ask permission for any of it!””It was half […]

One More Spring

“Follow me into just one more spring…” The song had been running around my head since I’d sat in the house listening to Scott Walker singing it this rainy Saturday afternoon just gone. A song of the deepest longing that has yearned through my life these fifty years past, for all of those springtimes. It’s […]

Winter morning, Northern England

Winter morning, Northern England,Quiet frost has fallen down, Quiet scraping of the windscreens,Winter morning, winter sound. Winter children plead and wonder”Maybe will it snow today?”Probably not like it used to,Winter morning goes away. All becoming winter evening,After too short afternoon,Icy pavements walking home, thenWinter morning coming soon. Comes the morning one week laterWoken by transluscent […]

Sunday With Tulips

I had all kinds of walking and photographing planned for today, this Sunday of my birthday and so the kind of day that asks to be celebrated. Which in the event it has been, but not by very much going outside. I did get out early on to buy some bread but on the way […]

“Are You Somebody?”

I’m all grown up now. Walking abroad this January Saturday “in a shower of all my days”. As all grown up as I will probably ever be, which is enough for me. Happy walking about here in my own skin, on this day before a birthday. It certainly isn’t “my thirtieth year to heaven” as […]