Apple Blossom Time

Because of the third lockdown here in Britain we’d not done this walk, our favourite, since the sixth of December five long months ago, when the walk had ended in the mid-winter dark. Now with spring all around us on the first of May it was time for us to return at last to the …

As brave as a Hobbit

A tale of there and back again in which Sarah Horton returns to sea kayaking and to Wales after too long away from both. And also compares herself and her ways to a Hobbit. The part of Smaug the Dragon in this particular Hobbit tale being played, as you can see, by A Very Big …

This is Liverpool

A very welcome compendium from Sarah here of her collection of recent bike rides. Seeing Liverpool in new ways and from several entirely new perspectives. As she says “These bike days are very enjoyable and give me a view of places in Liverpool that are the equal of anywhere else.”  Thanks to my bike, the …

Riding the Loop Line

Sarah’s got a bike now, for the first time in twenty years or so, and she’s having a great time changing her personal geography of Liverpool by going out exploring on it. Here’s her story about it, all along the Loop Line. It started with excursions to The Mystery, just by where we live. Which …

The Edge of the Known Universe

We always called this place the edge of the known universe,Expecting to step off it as we got closer to the islands.Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre hanging in the air, out thereWhere the sea becomes the sand became the sky and left the land,At the edge of the known universe.Today however, the known universe …

A Year on the Allotment

A year ago now, as 2020 was arriving, Sarah and I had spent most of our Christmas working on her allotment. Digging out, restructuring and getting her plot of Liverpool land ready for a productive year. Taking advantage of the short amount of time when hardly anything is growing to get various pieces of work …