In Liverpool: On my birthday

Due to some oversight at the Meteorological Office my birthday dawns brightly blue, and so the two friends are able to set out on a walk together. Still we’re not complaining. The day of my birth is usually marked by heavy leaden skies and sheets of sideways rain. So this feels almost springlike. There is […]

Saturday Sun

After a week of working and going round being opinionated it’s good to have a day off on a Saturday. Especially when the sun’s out. So around mid-day I put my boots on and head out, to see where my feet and my camera will take me in the few precious hours before the early […]

From Leeds to Liverpool 8

Out early this Saturday morning to welcome two visitors from Leeds. And here they are just off the Leeds train, today’s visitors to Liverpool. Frank’s the one in the Barcelona away kit. Rob and I have done work together in the past on social enterprises. And are both currently very interested in reducing the numbers […]

Liverpool 8: From the air

Much of today’s post will take place high up in the air and back in time. The highest peal of ringing bells on all of the Earth, a sign up here tells me. But the Cathedral is not our subject today, it’s merely a vantage point. Neither is our subject the magnificent views of the […]

A year to live: Tuesday afternoon

As I write this early in the evening I can hear the lovely sound of children playing outside in the street. Here in Northern England the winter ended at the weekend and spring is suddenly with us. One more spring. And today I gave myself the gift of a spring afternoon. Finding a work meeting […]

Great bus journeys of the world: A sampler

You’ll remember sampler albums of course, especially if you’re of a certain age. Budget priced LPs which gathered together the best of a label’s acts, one track apiece. Well this post is like all of them ‘You can all join in’ and ‘Rock machine turns you on’ sort of albums. Except it’s a sampler of […]