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 …

And breathe…

All through the long lockdowns of this last year this has been my secondary walk. Wider and longer than what got called my ‘permitted daily exercise’ early on in the pandemic. This one a circular walk of eight miles or so, done in all seasons, mostly alone and with only occasional and distanced company. Down …

Apple Blossom Time

Because of the third lockdown here in Britain we’d not done this walk, our favourite, since the sixth of December five long months ago, when the walk had ended in the mid-winter dark. Now with spring all around us on the first of May it was time for us to return at last to the …

On never giving up

There was a surprise tulip waiting for me when I arrived at the allotment for PhD writing this morning. Though Sarah and I had planted two hundred bulbs around the place and been expecting them to all be brightening our springtime by now, we’ve been quite disappointed so far. Hence my surprise this morning at …

In my own company

I’ve always been happy in my own company. From childhood days playing imaginary Grand Prix races with my Dinky and Corgi racing cars, to the not long after then days when my solitary walkings began. Out round the lanes that led from overspill Maghull to the still rural Lancashire boroughs beyond Liverpool in the 1960s. …

Yesterday was perfectly lovely

Yesterday was perfectly lovely, a long day’s walking with an old friend. Talking through the last few years of each of our lives. How our loved ones are, and our loved things too. The places and ideas we’ve been putting our time into. Going on to the deep places where “And how are you in …