Furrow: What Grace did next.

In the bleak driving rain of a dark November day me and a friend went for lunch at a bright, warm and welcoming new place on Allerton Road. A café called Furrow. For the past 18 months Baltic Bakehouse have been running a pop-up shop at a couple of places on Allerton Road, mostly staffed […]

Celebrating our place: The Liverpool Awards

So the judging panel have met and the awards are made. In some strange and convoluted ways, as you’re about to find out. But this is Liverpool. We do things in our own way here. A panel of ten, selected by the random chance of who felt like turning up on a brightly cold night. […]

“Let us then try what love will do”

In town today I picked up my copy of a new magazine I’d been looking forward to seeing and decided to find somewhere quiet to go and look through it. Thinking of ‘quiet’ reminded me that the Liverpool Quakers have just opened a café in Liverpool One, near to The Bluecoat. So that’s where I […]

Real Bread Matters

Yes, this is a post about bread and why it matters. But first a bit of background about bread and me. You’d kind of expect that wouldn’t you, being my blog and all? Come late summertime four years ago I was almost completely knackered. Three years of being Sarah’s principal carer as we both worried […]

In the neighbourhood: Books and bread

Off in a different direction to a different library than my usual ones, for a book I particularly want. I’ve just finished reading ‘May we be forgiven’ by American novelist A.M. Homes. After an uncertain start where I mainly stuck with the book on the advice of Jeanette Winterson who’d said: “This is the great […]

Living for the City: A tale of two markets

Saturday dawns. I put on my wet weather gear, get my camera and leave the house. I know where I’m going first, but after that, who knows? I’m living for the city, rejoicing in my place. And, as ever, I’m about to walk through its history and think about its future. Let’s go. I haven’t […]