Holidays on the Wirral: New Ferry and Port Sunlight

The morning after my first holiday walk, to New Brighton and back home along the riverfront, I set off to the Wirral again, for another holiday in two currently very different places that are right next to each other. Beginning my day with another early morning start at Bold Street Coffee Before catching the cross-river …

Garden

“In this garden the most surprising transplant has turned out to be myself.” Head gardener Sarah Horton, here yesterday Ever since Sarah first took it on as a bedraggled challenge of an allotment plot over 20 years ago now I’ve been no more than an occasional visitor as Sarah, with some help but mostly not …

Blue

I haven’t written as much about the doing of my PhD on here as I’d thought I might, having spent the majority of my recent days actually writing it. But here’s something about my day’s work yesterday that involved walking to a cathedral and sitting in there for a while as I read something. Reading …

One day: A portrait of Wavertree

Just agreed with Damien John Kelly House on Wavertree High Street, there will be another one of these Stories of Wavertree walks on Wednesday 30th June. It’s specially for them but, like this one was, all are welcome. ❄︎ This was a Strikeout Walk for the University College Union, currently in dispute with Liverpool University …

The Emergence of the Allium

They’re a kind of onion are the allium. So maybe it sounds mundane to say I’ve had my heart lifted here at the allotment this morning by the emergence of a bunch of onions. But that’s the truth. They haven’t suddenly emerged, of course, and have clearly been on their way for a few weeks …

Distracted by the tulips

Today I’ve walked over to the allotment to carry on working on my PhD like I usually do. Having made some good progress here yesterday I’d thought I might easily carry on where I left off. But I haven’t, and having thought about it I don’t much mind. Work works better when it comes easily …