A wonder: The Winter Garden has reopened

It was a wonder and it was wonderful, the Granby Winter Garden reopened today. And from just after 10:30 when we opened to beyond 3 when I locked the door, I didn’t sit down. Me and Eleanor and all the people, all of you so missed friends and new hellos, had so much to say. …

Granby Street Market is back

Yes it is. Granby Street Market is back on Saturday 3rd July. On Granby Street in Liverpool 8 from 10:00 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, or so. They’re the essentials and pretty much all you should need to know to get you here to welcome the Street Market back for its twelfth …

The Emergence of the Allium

They’re a kind of onion are the allium. So maybe it sounds mundane to say I’ve had my heart lifted here at the allotment this morning by the emergence of a bunch of onions. But that’s the truth. They haven’t suddenly emerged, of course, and have clearly been on their way for a few weeks …

From Granby: In the Winter Garden

It’s a very rainy early Saturday morning here in Liverpool on the kind of day where it looks like the rain’s not going to stop. Which will be good for the allotment garden where I spend so much of my time both writing and gardening these days, though I don’t think I’ll be going there …

On never giving up

There was a surprise tulip waiting for me when I arrived at the allotment for PhD writing this morning. Though Sarah and I had planted two hundred bulbs around the place and been expecting them to all be brightening our springtime by now, we’ve been quite disappointed so far. Hence my surprise this morning at …

The Quiet City

Tomorrow (31st October) is World Cities Day 2020 A day marked by the United Nations to focus on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development. This blog post, in which I adopt the persona of ‘The City of Liverpool’ …