An infestation of private landlords

A few years ago a friend and I who’d started a project about empty homes went to a property auction. We’d had some investment in our idea, and with some more on the way we thought this might be the place to find the second empty home we could do up. For a truly reasonable …

Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

A walk round the Fabric District with Jimi Hendrix Not really, though he does feature here, and as soon as I saw the painting of him I had my headline for the blog post I was already beginning to write. “The Fabric District” or “round the back of TJ’s And Abakhan” as I always thought …

The Story of Coming Home

Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell. For some time now I’ve been thinking of writing something on here about Coming Home. For many reasons, some of which I’ll explain, the …

What kind of society do you want to grow up in?

Explaining social housing and the economy to young people. Many comments on this now in. See the evolving discussion with young people here. For a long time I’ve thought and no doubt even said that if you really know your stuff, whatever that ‘stuff’ might be, you should be able to explain it clearly to …

“For the many, not the few” – Vote Labour

American Talk Show host Jimmy Dore talks up the Labour Party Manifesto. So here’s the thing. Jayne Lawless and I are talking politics during a brief gap in talking about Coming Home Liverpool, which we run together. And Jayne is enthusing about something by someone called Jimmy Dore that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook. …

Coming Home: At Home

Listen to this blog post on BBC Radio Merseyside here. Home, the place where you can grow up happily, knowing it’s always going to be your home. Welcome home this little one from us at Coming Home Liverpool.No apologies at all for not having written much on here lately, Jayne Lawless and I have been …