The Chapel Cafe

At Rice Lane City Farm From a visit during summer 2019: Coming soon and now open is something new as well as old, in one of Liverpool’s very best secret places. I first visited The Chapel Cafe at Rice Lane City Farm back in March this year, when it was all scaffolds, paint and possibilities. […]

One Day in Three Places

This first day of  December, one day in three places, began wet but not quite raining as I left the house to go to Granby. After many years as one of my main working places Granby is now purely social for me, though no less loved. On the first Saturday of most months I go […]

Afternoon Tea at George Henry Lee: Ed’s Place

 A Story of a Fold in Time Every now and then in the place where you are, if you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice there’s been a fold in time. Where the place is still as much itself as it always was, but more so. Like its colour balance has been adjusted, and in the […]

The Lookout: Exploring Berwick-upon-Tweed

If you’re ever passing through Berwick-upon Tweed, or more especially if you live here, you might like to find The Lookout. It’s where the town’s medieval bridge meets the Berwick side of the River Tweed and it’s a thing of beauty. I would say that as it’s run by a couple of friends of mine, […]

Squash: Food for Real on Windsor Street

On a beautiful morning in the finally here springtime of the year Squash opened today on Windsor Street. The café and shop were busy all of the morning I was here and it was great. A beautiful building full of the spirits of the community who have created it. And all of us visitors. There’s […]

A Quiet New Year

The day before Christmas Eve I wrote and photographed a poem called “Letting Go: A Quiet Breath” and the quiet days have continued here from then through to this new year of 2018. These beloved souls are my three grandchildren: Finn, 3; Theo, 8, and Eleanor, 11. In the park with their parents, Simon, with […]