December in Granby: The Street Market

The Granby 4 Streets Market is back for a one-off December special this coming Saturday, from 10:00 to 2:00ish. Theresa McDermott, who’s been one of the Market’s organisers all this year says: “Come down for lots of festive cheer – and if that doesn’t come naturally to you, we can help bring it on with …

Homebaked – Open for business!

Looking back here on the match-day when the bakery fully opened back in October 2013. ✹ Today’s post is a total celebration, of something wholly good, that’s happened today in Anfield. From today, open for business. These have been tough years for Anfield and Everton. Years of slow and painful regeneration. Many homes and people …

The Friday Walks – The Welsh Streets

Friday’s walk didn’t cover too many miles, not really. But it took ten years. I’ll explain more in a bit, when we get to the Welsh Streets. The Welsh Streets, Liverpool 8 Setting out on today’s urban Friday Walk, it’s a darkly autumnal day and it’s clearly going to rain. But not yet, setting off …

Inspecting Liverpool, part two

So, continuing my Sunday walk this week. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. And having walked to the Bold Street Festival, through Granby, Canning and down the hill from Hope Street, now I’m outside St George’s Hall. I get off at Walton Lane and walk along Bullens Road to the first place I want to see. …

Photographing ordinary things

If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time you’ll know that, aside from our work and my life with Sarah, one of the main things I do is walk around photographing things. Sometimes extraordinary, like a magnificent landscape, a surprising wildflower or the new baby goslings on the lake. But more often I …

Living for the City, going back to Granby

Five years ago now Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture, oh yes it was. And that year one of our proudest and most loved cultural items was the Superlambanana, a surrealistic cross between, well it’s obvious. But where has this beloved beast ended up? Read on to find out. June is here and it …