Wildflower Hunting at Childwall Abbey

On Saturday we went out on one of our wildflower hunts, for the horticulture course Sarah is doing, and found more than we’d gone looking for in a place on the edge of Liverpool neither of us have ever spent much time in, even though it’s only a couple of miles away from where we […]

My Little Richard Moment

Here in May 2020 we’ve had the news that Little Richard has just died. And in grieving him and commemorating his importance many have mentioned John Lennon’s “I couldn’t even speak” memory of the drama of first hearing him. Compiling my own ‘without whom’ list of his musical descendants brought me very quickly to Prince, […]

To Trespass If We Must

E.E. Rhodes, the writer of today’s guest post, is someone I’ve met through Twitter. I came across her telling the story you’re about to read in a whole sequence of tweets, and a wonderful story it is, beautifully told. So I got in touch and said if she’d ever like to tell the wonderful story […]

The RED Project

Support The Red Project Crowdfunder Corona Virus update from Emma Case added to the end this post, March 18th. I’ve supported Emma Case’s Crowdfunder for this because I think it’s a great idea. In tough times I think there’s a tendency for us to focus only on tough things. But actually beautiful things are also […]

Walking in the Light

I feel as though there could never be enough times in my life when I turn the corner from Catharine Street into Huskisson Street. For decades now this corner of these two streets has been one of my favourite places. A place that lifts my mood even when I’m happy and has performed reliable miracles […]

Eleanor’s House

Over the last couple of years I’ve been watching Eleanor’s House. Taking photographs occasionally as I’ve passed, on my way to Sarah’s allotment on Greenbank Lane or just out, walking in Liverpool. The house means a lot to me as it’s where my political and social inspiration, Eleanor Rathbone, used to live. But the house […]