Nine Thousand Evenings

In the evening of the day, all work done, we sit down and we talk. Maybe it’s because we’re in the dark time of the year, when the evening seems to last for half the day, that’s made me so conscious of evenings? Or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading a book? A bit of […]

Like you would do for one you love: For Liverpool and Leeds

I’ve been thinking about Liverpool, which probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me. Also thinking of Leeds and Leonard Cohen, which might. The thinking brought on by an early morning Saturday tweet which mentioned how much a friend and I openly love our places, my friend Phil being from Leeds. This was sent as part […]

In Leeds: Talking up the North

It will be a day of top quality glass rooves, and we’ll be back to that one later. At the same time as me, others from around the North are getting on trains too. As planned, I arrive in Leeds with plenty of time for a walk round town, as you’d expect. When I was […]

Walking with Jayne

An interesting day of doing the things I love best. Walking round Liverpool and talking with interesting people. Some of the people today are travelling over from Leeds. But first there’s a walk to be done. My friend here Jayne is an artist from North Liverpool who’s recently moved into her new place just off […]

Of Time and the City: Leeds

Off then to Leeds, to introduce the great Liverpool film ‘Of Time and the City.’ And to look at a good few glass rooves. At Leeds I’m met by Phil Kirby of The Culture Vulture. Introduced by our mutual friend Rob Greenland who tells meĀ ‘Phil knows Leeds like you know Liverpool.’ He’s also what some […]