On the Canal: From Vauxhall to Bootle

Soon we’ll begin to complete our walking along the canal to Leeds, but not yet. The walk today was another getting ready for all that walk. Like the one we did up by Burscough a couple of weeks ago. Another part of our long hello to somewhere not seen since our many canal walks of […]

Walking to Leeds 1: Vauxhall to Aintree

A series of walks, in an as yet unknown number of sections, where Sarah and I will walk to Leeds along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.   We began this walk last Sunday by walking through this magic doorway and then having the idea of walking all of the rest of the way to Leeds over […]

Wandering About: Walton and Orrell Park

When I left the house for a Friday Walk on an actual Friday I had, as so often, no idea where I was going.┬áBut walking round the corner I had an idea. The weather was dreich, to use a lovely Scottish word. Cold, rainy, overcast and dull. Kind of like I was in a cloud. […]

The House

Our house is being decorated at the moment and so there’s scaffolding up. Providing an unexpectedly good opportunity for an objective look at and reflect on the place I’ve lived in for longer than any other. As part of this reflecting I’m spending a good amount of time out on the scaffolding. Idly talking with […]

Great bus journeys of the world: the 62

Public service at its best. One bus that takes you to Wavertree, Old Swan, Tuebrook, West Derby, Norris Green, Croxteth, Fazakerley, Aintree, Walton, Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland, Waterloo and Crosby? That’ll be the 62 then, let’s go! Then along past West Derby and Croxteth Hall, where we went a few Saturdays ago. When I was little […]