Late November

The afternoon began with work but nature soon took over, and the work can wait ’til tomorrow. On Ibbotson’s Lane A talk I’m doing on Tuesday at the University as part of a ‘Teach Out programme of alternative learning on strike days’ left the house with me, in the format of a mind map I’d […]

In The Autumn of the Year

The days are dwindling down now, in the autumn of the year and most likely the autumn of a life. Which is all as it should be. I love the changes the seasons bring as I also love the changes time brings. The leaves on the trees letting go as naturally as age lets go […]

Walking Into the Light

Since resuming my interrupted practice of walking around Liverpool last weekend, published on here as two linked posts called ‘Emerging from Winter’ I’ve continued to walk. Back into Winter as it’s turned out, but into the gathering light of what feels like brighter days to come. The brighter days of soon coming spring time of […]

New Year’s Day: In Calderstones

A quiet walk in the low winter sun on the first day of 2017. My feet, in charge as ever, take me in the opposite direction to my usual tendencies and out into the suburbs, arriving at the perfect vision of an England from a hundred years ago that is All Hallows church.   The […]

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Off ¬†along Menlove Avenue on a sunny Sunday afternoon in mid-September. I haven’t walked along here much this year, having spent most of my time in North and Central Liverpool. Often to be found in Sefton Park or Croxteth Hall (where they’ll be next weekend) , this is the Artisan Network’s first go at putting […]

Days of blue and grey

I love these February days like today when the sky here in Northern Britain is blue and it’s clear spring is on its way. Though we’re not through all of the grey winter days yet. And, cute wildlife alert: Since publishing Dave Sinclair’s beautiful photographs of Liverpool in the 1980s on here the other week, […]