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 […]

Walking to Make Liverpool

Nowadays I’m regularly walking along the Dock Road to Make Liverpool, where I’ve long been kind of involved and I’m now a board member. I love their whole idea and what they do and some time soon, being a board member there, I’ll write a lot more about a place I’m increasingly thinking of as […]

Kitty’s Launderette: A Work of Art

As you may well have gathered by now I think Kitty’s Launderette is currently one of the best new ideas in a city that’s getting increasingly good at new ideas. Coming from the streets and communities of Liverpool itself, for the most part, we’re shaping up much of our future from our own ideas and […]

A Postcard From Cornwall

If you know me you’ll probably know that Sarah and I are on holiday in Cornwall this week. If you’re expecting a postcard well don’t. I won’t be sending any as I’ve got too much reading and walking to do to be bothered with all that. But here’s one anyway, via the blog. When Sarah […]

Enchanted Westonbirt

In which intrepid travellers Sarah Horton of this blog and friend Gemma Jerome, last seen on hereĀ in a Lido early in September set of from Stroud in search of an enchanted forest, our National Arboretum at Westonbirt. * This weekend I stayed with my friend Gemma in Stroud where she lives, and we’d booked to […]