St George’s Hall, Liverpool – what’s it for?

Well, what exactly is St George’s Hall for? Hardly an urgent issue but something I ask myself now and then. I can’t imagine Liverpool without it. The sort of building that shouts out ‘This is a very important city with very big ideas about itself.’ Which it is and which we do have. Don’t get […]

Pay As You Feel, in Everton

– Let’s really feed the world – A misty morning for my second visit to the open for five weeks now Pay As You Feel Café in Everton. Before we go in a few words about how things work here and why. This café is part of the Real Junk Food Project, a now global […]

Real Junk Food Liverpool

Since publishing late in August of 2015 this post has been viewed by more people than anything else I’ve ever published. Strong evidence of how welcome this new café is in Liverpool. However, as our Real Junk Food Café is only open at the weekends for now, most of these blog views have happened when […]

Waste Not, Want Not?

I’m not sure if being away from home helps me think more clearly but certainly being in Leeds for a few days this past week has been full of education for me. Education of the in your face kind that I wrote about at the Real Junk Food Project of course. But also gentler learning […]

Real Junk Food in Leeds

‘In this country we throw away something like 35% of our food, most of this throwing away being done by the big supermarkets and that’s just wrong.’ I’ve been talking with the Real Junk Food Project. In fact a whole group of us have been talking with them and getting a direct experience of what they’re […]

Socialist ’til I die

Lately and increasingly I have resumed writing in long hand when something really matters to me, when something needs working out. The slowness of it, the active thinking, from my heart directly down my left arm to the tip of my pen. I’m writing in long hand now, sat on the wall of Sefton Park, […]