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Our heritage? The Friday Walk

Isn’t ‘Heritage’ a peculiar word and concept? How come some things are ‘Heritage’ and others merely ‘ordinary.’ And who decides anyway? Being ‘National Heritage Weekend’ when you can get into approved places you might not always be able to, I decided to walk round the neighbourhood here and have a think.

Starting at the heart of things.

Starting at the heart of things.

Granby 4 Streets of course. Where I spent most of yesterday and much of the last week. This week we’ve started handing out the keys to the first Community Land Trust houses to come off site. This week they’ve started turning into homes. Heritage or just places where people live?

Off out walking on Friday morning.

Off out walking on Friday morning.

Forever fixing the roads that are too much travelled on?

Forever fixing the roads that are too much travelled on. Heritage or utilities?

Past the Unitarian Church. Heritge and open this weekend.

Past the Unitarian Church, Ullet Road. Official Heritge, William Roscoe and all, and open this weekend.

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Where do the children play?

The day begins with breakfast. Not at home, as it does usually, but out somewhere. Get me, modern as well as urban.

I’d been supposed to meet a friend but as she isn’t well enough this morning to come out to play I decide to go out anyway.

Down to Baltic Creative.

Down to Baltic Creative.

For something fortifying.

Waiting for something fortifying.

It’s going to be a long cold walk.

Just so's you know where we are.

Just so’s you know where we are.

And yes, the new camera’s with me and the good news is I’ve spent some time playing around with it yesterday and I’ve moved beyond the automatic settings! Continue reading

Real Bread Matters

Bread Matters01Yes, this is a post about bread and why it matters.

Bread like this Moss Lake Sourdough from Baltic Bakehouse in Liverpool.

Bread like this Moss Lake Sourdough from Baltic Bakehouse in Liverpool. We’ll be hearing more about them later.

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 ourselves through the landscape of breast cancer, together with continuing to run our business on my own, had nearly wiped me out.

I badly needed a complete break. So with Sarah through the toughest of her treatments I took two months off working. And for the first week I went away. Continue reading

The Baltic Triangle

Updated 22nd February,2013

Things are going well down in the Baltic area of Liverpool, around Jamaica Street. It’s taken a while.

Once an area of worn down warehouses and workshops it’s been enthusiastically talked up as the coming creative hub of the city for some years now. A relatively low rent area with non-listed, non-precious buildings where creative industries and artists would be free to experiment and create the future of their own enterprises and, indeed, the future of the city.

Well, it’s happening. Some critical mass point has been reached and today we felt like we were walking around in someone’s vision.

Down the hill from the Cathedral, the Baltic Triangle.

Down the hill from the Cathedral, the Baltic Triangle.

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