L8 Weekend: The Beginning of Spring

Springtime isn’t necessarily a journey to the countryside, it might be just around the corner from wherever you are. The first weekend of February, here in Northern Britain, isn’t when you’d leap to the thought that springtime has begun. But in it’s own many thousands of small ways it has. And over a weekend of …

The Story of the The Beautiful Parks

There is magic all around us. Stories waiting to be told. In every park & street the future is waiting. Listen, while I tell you a story. “In what would yet come to be looked back on as the early years of the 21st Century the people of Liverpool woke up to the beauty all …

Walking to The Egg

A work meeting for 11:30 in the morning is called off because someone’s sick (get well soon Ann Marie x). So what to do? Shall I fill in the time before my next appointment at 2 in the afternoon with other work or shall I go for a walk in the early spring sunshine? Easy choice, …

Seaport: A Life in a Book

Seaport was originally published in 1964 when I was ten years old. And though I had my adult-side library ticket by then it must have been a reference only book, as I have no memory of bringing it home. Instead I would sit in the North Liverpool library of my childhood and pore over it …

The Quiet Days

We’ll come back to this image in a bit and what it might imply, but first let’s get out walking. On my own today, Sarah’s back at her funeral celebrant work. I love the quiet days when Christmas has gone and today begins so sunny it would be just wrong not to take my camera out …

For the Beauty of the Leaves

Feeling mildly down for no particualr reason, perhaps the darkening of the year or perhaps not, I decided to take a day completely off from working. It’s a privilege of being self-employed. The work will still get done, just not today. Today I walked around Liverpool. For the comfort and joy that always gives me, …