Wandering About: Down to the River

Having walked a fair bit of North Liverpool then South Liverpool in the last two days it didn’t take a genius or even me to work out today’s ‘Walking About’ route, the middle. Roughly from here in Wavertree, through L7 and L1 to the River. Let’s go. Reflecting as I start out on a third […]

In North Liverpool: At Rotunda

When I told a friend I’d been to Rotunda he’d never heard of them. “What is it?” he said “What do they do?” I took a deep breath and said roughly this: “Basically they’re a community led place that’s there to improvise whatever help’s needed around whoever comes through their Kirkdale door. Alternative education for […]

Our day out: Buxton

Another sunny day and no work that┬áneeds 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 […]

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 […]