Remembering Munich: Manchester United 1958

This is one of my earliest memories from when I’m, just, four years old. It’s a Friday morning, 7th February 1958, when I come down our stairs in Liverpool thinking I’m the only one up this early. Not this time though. As I open the door my Dad’s already sat at the breakfast table. Not […]

Of Time and the Season

A question from a friend and then writing all this brings me to the realisation that I’m perfectly fine with Christmas. A harmless old tradition that brings people together around sparkly lights and a warm fire. It’s the shopping I can’t and won’t abide. This morning my friend Barry threw a question out to the […]

Walking Home: A meditation

In a troubled world the freedom to walk home & know it will be there is not to be taken lightly. It will soon be Christmas Day and many people are thinking of home. Walking home, sailing home, even flying home. Getting home come what may. So I’d already decided that for my Sunday walk […]

Walking in Liverpool: Early Autumn

Now the heat of high summer has gently cooled these are perfect days for me, walking in early Autumn. One of the best views in Liverpool. From The Florrie, across the river to New Ferry, then across Wirral and the Dee to the hills of Wales. Beautiful. Art in Liverpool.com have this to say about […]

A halcyon summer’s day in Stanley Park

An idyllic Sunday afternoon this in one of Liverpool’s loveliest places. When I was little Stanley Park was just ‘the park’ as we lived right next to the Walton side of it. And this past year I’ve been happy to renew my acquaintance with it as I’ve been spending so much time in North Liverpool. […]

A Day of Interesting Places

One day in Liverpool, in the springtime of 2016. A day of several interesting places. I’ve been in the Royal. Not the current Royal Hospital, or the new and still being built Royal. So then it stood mostly empty and unused for many years. A G.P’s in a bit of it. A conference centre in […]