One Day in Liverpool

Knowing this was likely to be an interestingly varied Wednesday, I decided I’d photograph my way around Liverpool and record what happened and who I met, ¬†on one day late in April in 2016. The previous day, after a 27 year wait, we’ve had the findings of the Hillsborough Inquests into the deaths of the […]

In Liverpool: On National Libraries Day

Well where else would I go on such a day? I’ve spent the last couple of Saturdays working in my local library. I love to go there when I want to really concentrate on writing something. I love too the serendipity of finding what I didn’t even know I was looking for when accidentally sat […]

The Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust: On site

In Granby 4 Streets, PlusDane and Liverpool Mutual Homes have been on site for some time now. And very gratifying it has been to see them. Still, they’re big organisations with lots of experience and that’s the kind of thing you expect them to do. But now they’ve been joined on site by something wonderful. […]

And here I’ll stay

My post the other day on ’10 things I’ve learned from ‘A year to live’ carried the unsurprising news, to anyone who knows me and/or reads this blog, that I’ll be living in Liverpool for the rest of my life. “I am happy where I am. I know I will never go to Machu Picchu, […]

I remember: 30 years ago

Remembering this, written 5 years ago. Now it’s April 15th 2019. Now it’s 30 years ago… It’s about a quarter to four on 15th April 1989. I’m on my own in the place where I was living then. A Saturday afternoon, working on songs, doing my music while everyone else is out. But my mind […]

Far above the city streets

While I was on top of Liverpool Cathedral yesterday taking my photographs for Liverpool 8, I did of course face the opposite way for some of the time, looking at the river and the city centre. Here’s how it all looked. Visibility getting better as I turn away from the sun. Just to the right […]