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, […]

High Summer in South Liverpool

From today’s Friday Walk I want to show you somewhere that might surprise you. A land of leafy hidden lanes, shaded woodlands, rolling valleys, ancient houses, charming villages and verdant parkland. We will walk round a large area of a major city and be mostly well away from major roads. Welcome to South Liverpool. Years […]

Gated!

Were I still in the business of offering career advice to young entrepreneurs, then my current advice would be that they could do a lot worse than get into the gates business. As the rich get richer and the rest of us get what we always get, the better off are getting pretty serious about […]