Early Morning Mystery

I woke up early and got up early this morning. And on a beautiful blue day was soon out with my camera in The Mystery. Sounds dramatically philosophical, but it’s actually what we all call the park near to our house. It’s a gently sloping hill and near the top of it is a patch […]

Walking to The Egg

A work meeting for 11:30 in the morning is called off because someone’s sick (get well soon Ann Marie x). So what to do? Shall I fill in the time before my next appointment at 2 in the afternoon with other work or shall I go for a walk in the early spring sunshine? Easy choice, […]

The Soft South

Naturally this blog focuses almost entirely on the north of England, as that is where we live. However, it turns out the country does have a southern part. And though much of it tends to vote the wrong way Sarah has selflessly been down there to see what it’s like. Here’s her special report ‘The […]

Sarah’s allotment

As we approach the allotment we know it might be out. And turning the corner we see it is.Sarah has gardened here at Plot 44 Greenbank Lane Allotments for 13 years now. And it shows.The messy, long neglected piece of scrubland she took on back in 2001 is now a mature garden. Not a neatly […]

Mr Seel’s Garden

On the wall on the side of Tesco in Liverpool One shopping centre is this map of the garden that used to be there, the garden of Thomas Seel, slave trader and philanthropist. As you may know, or have read about in my 1775 and 1820 posts, in relatively recent times Liverpool was a place […]