Emerging from Winter/Part One

The first of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part Two here. I haven’t done this for ages. Come out from the house on a bright blue day and let my camera take me for a walk. Making no plans about where I’ll go, I’ll see where my feet and my […]

The Darkling

Out walking this Sunday late in November it feels as if the light of the day is already waning at just after one o’clock. I decide I’ll take some photographs for a blog post called ‘The Darkling.’ My long used phrase for this time of the year where the days are made up of progressively […]

Liverpool Autumnal

A very long circular walk in autumn. Including a great number of beautiful leaves, Boaty MacBoatface being built, finding out the price of a pair of jeans and an update on progress at ¬†The Welsh Streets. Good value I’d say. When I set off walking on this day, the last Sunday in October 2016, I […]

Liverpool: City of Sanctuary

Today, Saturday there was a special City of Sanctuary event in Liverpool. I was there all day, live blogging to encourage people to come down. And loads did, For a special and welcoming reason. “City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from […]

Eleanor Rathbone and The 1918 Club

Today I had the honour of speaking at The 1918 Club. A lunch club for women set up in 1918 by Eleanor Rathbone and her great friend and companion Elizabeth Macadam, and thought to be the longest established gathering place for women in Liverpool. It was simply wonderful to be there.I often mention Eleanor Rathbone […]

All in an L8 Day

Remembering Eleanor Rathbone & Jane Jacobs. One day in Liverpool 8, walking through what the people of the place have done and are doing. And remembering two great women, Eleanor Rathbone and Jane Jacobs.Eleanor Rathbone you’ll well know about if you’ve been around this blog a while. Liverpool’s greatest¬†suffragette and politician. From our first female […]