A Christmas Clearing

Three days of quiet Christmastime on Sarah’s plot of Liverpool land. This has been a clearing kind of year for Sarah and I. Our sequence of Clearing posts back in October and November recorded a time when we were clearing things and activities from our lives to focus better on what really matters to each of […]

Walking round Liverpool: On Christmas Day

This has now evolved into a tradition for me. Not every year, because that would be annoying, but every now and then I like to walk round the centre of Liverpool on the one day in the year when all the shops are shut and there are hardly any people around. As you’ll know if […]

Christmas Dinner at the Allotment

Well, we don’t do all that running around buying presents and sending cards version of Christmas here, but we’re as up for a celebratory meal as anyone ‘at this special time’. In our case it will be down at Sarah’s allotment. After the previous day’s splendid quality at The Pen Factory everyone is anxious that standards […]

In Liverpool: On Christmas Day in the morning

For a dedicated urban walker Christmas Day offers just about the best chance of the year to walk around the city centre, in daylight, while most of it is shut, and be almost alone too. Along Hope Street I see the only party hats of the day. Three women in the restaurant at the Liverpool […]