On a Saturday Morning

I’m going to add this one to my university ‘Fieldnotes’ collection of blog posts. Not because it deals with anything particularly academic, but because it’s about taking time off. Something that’s turning out to be more essential to this new learning phase of my life than I thought it was going to be. I’d known […]

Living, Thinking, Looking: A day to myself

In Granby Street by now The gazebos will be rising Like smiles to meet the day I’m up and out early looking forward to a day to myself, a day with no appointments of any kind to do exactly and only what I feel like. Mostly walking and reading then, but also calling in on […]

Sunshower on Hope Street

I remember summer rain Warm and temporary, no threat to a summer’s day Sometimes a relief back then A brief cooling with no need for shelter. In fact I remember showers Well enough to appreciate them now Briefly sparkling in the autumn sun On Hope Street between the cathedrals. But these are mostly memories From […]

One Special Day

All days are special, especially this one. So I decide I’ll walk around and photograph it, as I tend to do. Friday 20th January, 2017. Yes, the day the world gets a chauvinist thug as President of the USA. And deciding the day is too special and beautiful to spoil it with any more thoughts […]

Walking round Liverpool: On Christmas Day

This has now evolved into a tradition for me. Not every year, because that would be annoying, but every now and then I like to walk round the centre of Liverpool on the one day in the year when all the shops are shut and there are hardly any people around. As you’ll know if […]

Sky Blue Black Vinyl Day

The sort of perfect day when no self respecting camera should be left in its bag. Fully charged up we go¬†out, to a feast of colour and record shops. But then all visits to Granby these last five years and more have been social visits. Where our conversations with each other have created the future. […]