Another Planet

I’ve spent this weekend reading Tracey Thorn’s ‘Another Planet’ and it’s made me think about my own life. I thought it would, which is why I’d left its reading until a weekend when I knew I’d be on my own for the whole of the time. The book tells her story of growing up in […]

Out of Liverpool: Walking to Leeds Section 2

The second section of our walk along the whole of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. 127 miles to Leeds with 119 to go. On this day we cover the 8 miles from Aintree to Downholland Cross, walking out of Liverpool. Quality graffiti here. So today will we be Riders on the Storm who will Break on […]

When we were boys & girls

Shortly after we are born the rationing from World War II and the subsequent austerity finally ends. Sweets rationing has finished a year earlier and now bacon and meat (somehow considered separate items) are the final items whose removal makes ration books redundant. All ready for us to grow up into a world of plenty […]