The High Street: How’s it doing, really?

A closely observed walk along a local hight street here in Liverpool, with statistics, to see and feel how it’s doing. Our high streets are in trouble. Some blame austerity politics, others supermarkets and more still the passage of time, saying we shop differently now. What’s in less doubt than these various causes is the […]

Emerging from Winter/Part One

The first of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part Two here. I haven’t done this for ages. Come out from the house on a bright blue day and let my camera take me for a walk. Making no plans about where I’ll go, I’ll see where my feet and my […]

Letting Go: A Quiet Breath

As the peace arrives, letting go And the silence waits, letting go There is nothing left to do now but let go. Put the work away, letting go One more thing away, letting go There is nothing more to do now but let go. Letting go, like a prayer Like a dream of nothing there […]

A Sunday Circular Stroll

There will be a glorious sunset later on. But today’s follow up to Saturday’s Smithdown Stroll starts on an ordinary, grey sort of day. One of my favourite kind. So here we go, off out for more aimless & pointless wandering around Liverpool. It’s what I do. Mushrooms and spinach in filo pastry, which I’ll […]

The day after the clocks went back

No apologies for this, but I’ve spent another peaceful Sunday ambling around with my camera pointing at the autumn.As the clocks have gone back last night we’ve entered the time of the year where the light hours get more precious. Where those of us who are prone to depression anyway get more depressed if we […]

The Tram Lines

When Liverpool’s last tram paraded along Lord Street for the last time in 1957 I was there, crying. I loved the trams and was broken hearted to see them leaving so early in my life, as I was only 3. Ever since, I’ve missed them and lamented their absence. And I suppose I’d assumed most of […]