And here I’ll stay

My third summer holiday day out ‘over the water’ One sunny morning earlier this week I caught the early ferry to Birkenhead to have coffee in a new place a couple of friends had recommended. Which is quite a city sort of thing to be able to say isn’t it? And another to add to …

Evensong in Autumn

Time in Holy Cross Church on the Woodchurch Estate and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, Birkenhead, on National Heritage Weekend. The practice of Evensong is apparently something early Christians derived from the Jewish faith, where prayers are offered for particular times of the day. I know this because Sarah and I spent our late Sunday afternoon this …

The Old Map: Birkenhead and Wallasey

On Saturday mornings, when I’m content with the week’s work done, I like to walk around the neighbourhood more or less pointlessly. Sometimes the walk involves a sit and a read in a café then some food shopping, sometimes LPs. Today it was books. Restocking my shelf of coming soon novels from both the local …

Walking round Birkenhead

Photographs by Jane MacNeil I’ve spent much of this last week walking round Birkenhead with my friend the photographer Jane MacNeil. Our walks have been part of the Wirral Ideas Festival, part of helping local people create and develop ideas for new enterprises in Birkenhead. The Festival finishes this evening, Thursday, with an Expo of …

Beautiful Ideas in Birkenhead

Beginning this Sunday, 23rd April, a week of events to get you thinking and get you started on that new enterprise idea you know you’ve got. Including coming for walks with me to talk things through and see some places where you might get going. Over the week from Sunday 23rd April I’ll be part of …

25 Pictures of Home

From 3 o’clock on this late November Friday afternoon, these 25 pictures of home. Because late in the afternoons the ferries don’t call at Woodside any more. One of two cafés called Home on this side of the river, run by two old friends of mine, Polly and Ben. Sadly upstairs is being cleaned before …