Kitty’s Launderette: My Favourite Idea

It’s been a while since I mentioned Kitty’s Launderette in Liverpool on here. But because they’ve just issued their end of year Newsletter and because I think they’re a brilliant idea, I thought a general update on how things are going as they get ready to open would be a generally good idea. Particularly for […]

Kitty’s Launderette: For Anfield, For Everton, For Liverpool

Kitty’s Launderette’s Kickstarter campaign has now passed £8,500 worth of pledges from over 150 people. Really good going as we all get behind seeing it all the way to its target of £14,000. Less than £5,500 now needed to reach the target. So if you haven’t pledged yet…? A few weeks ago I started telling you […]

Kitty’s Launderette: Opening soon in North Liverpool

The story begins. I want to tell you about Kitty’s Launderette, which is being opened by some friends in the north end of Liverpool and is one of the most interesting ideas I’ve heard in a long while. But first, I need to tell you about Kitty Wilkinson. ✹ In the Gardens below the Anglican […]

The Stranger in Skelmersdale

Yesterday I had a day being ‘The Stranger in Skelmersdale.’ One day, 200 years after the writing of this early guidebook to Liverpool, doing something similar to its 19th Century author. Being taken on a walk round a town that I hardly know at all, then writing down my immediate impressions here. ✹ I remember […]

The School for Social Entrepreneurs: Sylvia Pearson

Over the last ten years or so one of my quietly favourite things has been to work with the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Particularly with Sylvia Pearson and Lisa Mairah. I say quietly because I write very little about it, as this work has been about helping people get their enterprises going. Which is a […]

A Day of Interesting Places

One day in Liverpool, in the springtime of 2016. A day of several interesting places. I’ve been in the Royal. Not the current Royal Hospital, or the new and still being built Royal. So then it stood mostly empty and unused for many years. A G.P’s in a bit of it. A conference centre in […]