Walking Through Time: Liverpool’s South Docks

Over these quiet couple of weeks that happen at the end of years, even this one, my friend Abi and I have been walking through the history of Liverpool. Partly to gather ideas and perspectives for her history chapter in the Liverpool PhD she’s writing. But also because why wouldn’t we? The history of here …

Seaport: Inside the North Docks

For all of my life I’ve regretted the fact that we couldn’t get to most of our river, the river that caused Liverpool to exist in the first place. So this is a walk into somewhere I can only remember going once before, one docks-quiet Sunday when I was very small. My Dad showing me …

Four Photographs of Home

I love new print. It’s not so all pervasive as it once was, but I was delighted this morning when my new business cards arrived. Neatly packaged in two elegantly square boxes. A hundred photographic messages to, well, who exactly?   These days business cards aren’t all they used to be, certainly not as necessary. …

Down by the North Docks: Liverpool

Some will call them Ten Streets but with me that hasn’t taken That’s marketing talk from another place by people who can’t count To me this is the North Docks, the gates where we came in The generations before me who lived and dreamed round here. Who worked the warehouses, queued at the gates and …

Sea kayaking – six months in

In which Sarah Horton reflects on her┬ámuch beloved adventure on the waters of Western Britain. And reports in on this week’s experiences back round Anglesey once again. * I am now used to paddling ‘home and away’ as much of my kayaking experience this year has been on the sea, in Anglesey and Cornwall, but …

One Beautiful Day: North Liverpool

One of a pair of blog posts about things I was involved in on Friday 8th April 2016. One beautiful day in North Liverpool. Out to the North Docks early morning Friday, to the event I’ve been organising the past couple of weeks with the help of all my Beautiful Ideas friends who I’ve been …