A day out in England

Living as we do in the semi-independent city state of Liverpool, Sarah and I enjoy the occasional day out in England. Having been some time since we visited the grand nob house of Chatsworth for Sarah’s birthday today we motored through Cheshire and, just, into Staffordshire to visit the gardens at Biddulph Grange, between Congleton […]

Celebrating our place: The Liverpool Awards

So the judging panel have met and the awards are made. In some strange and convoluted ways, as you’re about to find out. But this is Liverpool. We do things in our own way here. A panel of ten, selected by the random chance of who felt like turning up on a brightly cold night. […]

The Liverpool Awards: What do you reckon?

The next ‘a sense of place Iive’ happens Tuesday 2nd December. Next week at the Everyman Bistro. I hate awards shows and ceremonies with all their exploitation, false bonhomie and raging competitiveness. So, being contrary, I’ve decided to give some awards out in a cheaper and much more cheerful way than the usual dickie-bowed bonanza. […]

A modest plot of Earth

On Wednesday evening this week we celebrated Sarah’s birthday on her own modest plot of Earth, her allotment that she’s been renting from the City Council for fourteen years or so now. We’ll return to see how the celebrating went later in the post. The next day we set out to continue celebrating Sarah’s birthday […]

Our day out: Buxton

Another sunny day and no work that needs urgently doing for either of us, so we get in the car and set off to our mystery destination. Oh, given it away with the title of the piece already. In 1972 and ’73 I’d passed through here on my way to the Buxton Pop Festival. Hitching to […]