The Age of Absurdity

Modern life is not, as Blur once suggested, rubbish. But it’s certainly absurd. People are buying less oranges because they can’t be bothered to peel them. People feel entitled to have whatever they want, because they endlessly want things and therefore think they ‘deserve’ them. And people increasingly believe that they can ‘positive think’ their …

The story of A Sense of Place 4: Collaging the future

Continuing the story of us. It’s Spring 1997 and we’ve just got married. And to be honest the local work around Liverpool and Manchester is not forming an orderly queue. We’re still running our ‘Transform your life’ personal programme, but really want to reach greater numbers of people by working with more organisations than we …

Granby 4 Streets, June and July Markets

Below is our report of the June Market. We didn’t get to the July one because we were away camping. On the last Saturday of May we had a gloriously sunny day for the Granby 4 Streets May Market and we all had a wonderful time. In June the 4 Streets Market was effectively part …

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

As of April 2018 I’ve been writing this blog for six years. This is one of my first posts from back then, about Jeanette Winterson’s memoir. I bought this book for Sarah late last year. She was having what we hope will be her final post breast cancer surgery, and I knew she’d need something …