One More Spring

“Follow me into just one more spring…” The song had been running around my head since I’d sat in the house listening to Scott Walker singing it this rainy Saturday afternoon just gone. A song of the deepest longing that has yearned through my life these fifty years past, for all of those springtimes. It’s […]

One Day: A story of getting ready

Almost time for the ‘One Day: Photographing Liverpool’ course Jane MacNeil and I are running on Wednesday this week. So on a  sunny Saturday morning it’s time for us both to get together in town and make our final preparations. All bookings in advance, here through Eventbrite. Book now I get on a 75 bus […]

For the Love of Record Shops: Defend Vinyl

As Record Store Day 2018 approaches this weekend, an appreciation. I’m keen on high streets, as you may have noticed, reasoning they’re not only essential  for the well-being of our neighbourhoods but also in defining who we are and where we’re from. As in: ‘I’m Ronnie Hughes, I live just off Smithdown Road in Liverpool, […]

Emerging from Winter/Part Two

The second of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part One here. This Sunday in late February arrives just as blue and just as cold as yesterday. Perfect then for another day of trying to walk my cold off around the streets of the neighbourhood. Starting by walking across to The […]

Through reading glasses

Long ago, it seems now, I was entranced by a Paul Simon song called ‘Proof.’ It’s 1990 and I listen to his ‘Rhythm of the Saints’ album over and over again on my brand new first CD player, particularly to hear this song about ageing: “It’s true, the tools of love wear down Time passes […]

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 […]