Time to saunter: The Llŷn

Where Sarah introduces us to two new adventures. You’ll see what they are… * “Listen to the ebb and flow, the waves tumbling up the beach and drawing back. Ponder the beauty and the terror of the sea… people have their ebb tide: times of clearing, of letting go and resting, waiting for fresh directions […]

Soon but not yet we will leave here

Soon but not yet we will leave here, this house that’s been the longest time and home we’ve ever known, or probably ever will know. This turning left out of, or uphill right out of at the beginning of every walk. The knowing the bin days and which week is which. A catalogue of familiars […]

At Sunderland Point

This is already one of out favourite walks, even though we’ve only done it once before. That was on a New Year’s Eve slate grey day. Unlike today, as you’ll see. Sunderland Point is on a part of the Northern English coast neither of us had ever been to before last New Year. On the […]

This Crimson Dwindling of the Year

New readers might not know that there’s a whole section of this blog written by my partner called ‘Letters From Sarah.’ Containing her reflections on life, nature and, here, the deep red horticulture of an autumn day in North Wales. * I spend a lot of time outside and a lot of time on the water on my […]

Love Wavertree: I Do

The way it started was this. A few months ago a journalist arrived in a taxi from Lime Street. Whoever it was didn’t have much time to get back to London so they knocked off an over-hasty article which gave the impression that Wavertree wasn’t much of a place to live, for various reasons. One […]

Walking Through Time

Each morning, early, I would leave the place where I was staying and walk through time, all day. All of the days of the late summertime coming into autumn. I had work to do and the work got done, writing work that required so much walking, thinking and asking for help. “What was this like […]