Sea Kayaking: Sarah Returns to The Western Isles

On Thursday evening just gone Sarah returned from what’s now become her annual pilgrimage to the outer edges of Scotland. “I am glad to be back home, knowing that the beaches and the strandline are there. For next time.” For now though, here’s her story of this time. Reflections on solitude, taking life slowly and […]

The Long Light & The Deep Quiet

A serious treat here for blog readers already following my partner Sarah’s sea kayaking adventures. Her story of three weeks in May and June, out in the Western Isles looking for what she found: ‘Here I have calm and deep peace. Time for me. Time to consider life. I have craved, needed, wanted thisĀ  – […]

‘I am a very small craft on a very big ocean’

While I spent this last sunny weekend doing the kind of walking you’d probably expect of me, around North Liverpool, Sarah was up to something entirely different. Fulfilling a big dream out on the sea waters around Anglesey for the first time. Fortunately for the rest of us her camera is waterproof. * “I arrive […]

On Anglesey with Sarah

We spend the weekend together on Ynys Mon, Anglesey, one of our favourite places. A world away from Liverpool but actually very close to here. In fact we spend much of our time on Ynys Gybi, just off the main island. No, that isn’t one of us. We’re here for more peaceful pursuits. Though today […]

A year to live: The Clearing

A few weeks ago I began living as if I have only a year left to live. Not thinking with any certainty that I do, but wanting to value my days and my life and see what differences it makes if I act as if I will soon be no more. As soon as I […]

Doing the work you love, on the buses

Apart from going on scenic walks and being opinionated about all things Liverpool, a lot of the work we actually get paid for is around people doing work that they love. And a lot of that is concerned with social enterprises. It’s easier to love the work if your enterprise is doing some good in […]