The Outside Edge of The Mystery

All parks contain pathways that are not marked out or even maintained. They’re the desire lines trodden out by our feet. And there’s a long sequence of these paths round the outside edge of our local park here in Wavertree. Called ‘The Mystery’ by all of us, for reasons that need not detain today’s walk. …

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 …

A Liverpool Nightfall

After the greyest of wet February mornings, around lunchtime today I’d walked from the university down to the North Docks in the still falling rain. Then spent the afternoon warm and dry inside Make Liverpool doing something which I’ll call ‘Storytelling With Ukranians’ for now, and tell you more about later. Hours later as I …

In The Gallery

Today has been my birthday, kind of. Which is to say it won’t be my real birthday for two days yet. But who wants a birthday on a Monday in January? Not me for a kick-off. So Sarah and I celebrated it today with a day out in a gallery, the Lady Lever in Port …

Soon but not yet we will leave here

Soon but not yet we will leave here, this house that’s been the longest time and home we’ve ever known, or probably ever will know. This turning left out of, or uphill right out of at the beginning of every walk. The knowing the bin days and which week is which. A catalogue of familiars …

Both Sides of the River

Today was the sort of early morning that looked like it would turn into a bright cold day. The kind of day that would be good for taking photographs. So I decided to make this record of my day, a day on both sides of the river. I left the house about 7:10 and the …