The Bridge

Three weeks after we walked to West Bank in Widnes and under the Runcorn Bridges we came back, yesterday, to walk up and across the road bridge. The first time either of us have ever done so. You’ve always been able to walk across the bridge, but in all the decades when the bridge was …

On the Garston Shore

This was a cold Easter Monday afternoon walking somewhere Sarah had discovered on her bike a few weeks ago. Or rediscovered really as it’s somewhere we’d come and walk years ago, many years now. Long before it had a sign up and a map announcing itself, back when it was only leftover land where Liverpool …

West Bank Widnes & the Runcorn Bridges

It’s been years since we’d done a version of this walk together, seven years we were surprised to find out by looking back on our own blog. But that’s how life goes isn’t it, surprisingly. Anyway today was a sunny but cold Saturday morning when we set off for Pickering’s Pasture, just beyond Halebank on …

The Magnolia Tree

It’s my pleasure and my immense privilege to be spending my writing days at the moment in the presence of this tree, this Magnolia. I know none of its horticultural details (though see below) or the origins of its naming, you’d have to ask Sarah about those. But I can see what it does, which …

This is Liverpool

A very welcome compendium from Sarah here of her collection of recent bike rides. Seeing Liverpool in new ways and from several entirely new perspectives. As she says “These bike days are very enjoyable and give me a view of places in Liverpool that are the equal of anywhere else.”  Thanks to my bike, the …

Signs of Spring

In all the ‘roadmap out of this’ nonsense that won’t be mentioned again in this post it’s been a huge lift, for me anyway, to witness the early arrival of some signs of Spring. You might have noticed them in other ways and even earlier in your own place, but for me the first signs …