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 here 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 […]

Granby 4 Streets and the Turner Prize

The news has just broken that Assemble, the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust architects, are one of the four nominations for this year’s Turner Prize, principally for their work in Granby. “In an age when anything can be art, why not have a housing estate?” asked judge Alistair Hudson, when pressed about the inclusion of […]