Walking Round Port Sunlight

Early in 2018 I was asked to circulate an advert from the University of Liverpool, for a PhD they’d set up involving a study of time, places and particularly Port Sunlight. Having cheerfully done this I was asked if I might consider applying for it myself?  “No” was my immediate and instinctive answer. I’d often […]

A Quiet New Year

The day before Christmas Eve I wrote and photographed a poem called “Letting Go: A Quiet Breath” and the quiet days have continued here from then through to this new year of 2018. These beloved souls are my three grandchildren: Finn, 3; Theo, 8, and Eleanor, 11. In the park with their parents, Simon, with […]

A True Story: Having the time of your life?

Recently on here I’ve been writing about being self-employed and the kinds of work I do. About how much I like variety in the work I take on and the stress it caused me recently when I found myself doing too much of one thing. So when I read this article by Owen Jones in […]

A tale of two ducts: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Cefn Bychan Viaduct

A ‘Letter from Sarah’ here with a slight difference. She’s put all the structure together, taken and selected all the photographs and will be the main writer. But I went on the day out in North Wales too, so we’re going to sit and write together. My occasional contributions in italics. * So… with one […]

Half Way There: Walking to Leeds Section 8

One last day trip from home before we do the rest of our canal walk from stops along the way. (Yes, I know we said last week’s was the last day trip. but we couldn’t resist another.) Early on, our walks all used local public transport to get to and from each walk. But since […]

The Blackburn Rovers: Walking to Leeds, Section 7

Only six days after our last canal walk we set off to walk from Top Lock to Blackburn, the Blackburn Rovers, as we’re calling ourselves for today. Let’s go. Where we will, eventually, end today’s walk. We get the bus back to where we finished last week. Beginning a walk that will stretch us both, […]