My Day with an Expert Shopper

Friday evening Sarah says to me: “Do you fancy coming to Widnes tomorrow, I need some kayaking kit?” I have no real idea what this might mean or why Widnes is the obvious place to go for it. But then I’m not an expert shopper. If a shop contains no books, records or food then […]

On Lodge Lane: The L8 Superstore

A post from just before Christmas 2014. Now in May 2015 comes the news that Lodge Lane’s L8 Superstore has won the BBC’s Food and Farming Awards for 2015 as ‘Food Retailer of the Year.’ The BBC used these photos of mine in a film they put together for the Awards show. Well done L8! As the joint and malign forces […]

Christmas is coming: But not to our house

In town today we had a lovely few hours with our friends from Homebaked at the Quaker Meeting House. Principally there to take part in the Christine Physick exhibition of Anfield Art that I wrote about last week, our conversations, in fact, rambled far and wide. Through life and the living of it and the […]

Remembering George Henry Lee

At the weekend there was considerable interest here and on Twitter in my ramble around downtown Liverpool. A good number of people were particularly interested in the ‘fold in time’ photos of one of Liverpool’s most treasured department stores, just before it closed, back in 2016 (Having ended it’s days as a George Henry Lee/John […]