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 […]

Granby 4 Streets: We Are The Future

Sitting here looking at the photographs I’ve taken of Granby Street Market today, colour intensified like my memories, I’m struck by how ordinary this can all seem now it happens every month. But also how it’s definitely not ordinary at all. Every month now, more or less, I come here for the social life. Not […]

Evensong in Autumn

Time in Holy Cross Church on the Woodchurch Estate and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, Birkenhead, on National Heritage Weekend. The practice of Evensong is apparently something early Christians derived from the Jewish faith, where prayers are offered for particular times of the day. I know this because Sarah and I spent our late Sunday afternoon this […]

The Art of Writing

This one’s as much a fieldnote as a blog post. Reminding myself as much as anyone else that sometimes the process of writing is helped by stopping and doing something different. Even if, as in this case, that ‘something different’ is going somewhere else and writing something different. Mid afternoon in the Lady Lever Gallery […]

Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

A walk round the Fabric District with Jimi Hendrix Not really, though he does feature here, and as soon as I saw the painting of him I had my headline for the blog post I was already beginning to write. “The Fabric District” or “round the back of TJ’s And Abakhan” as I always thought […]