In the kitchen

It’s been a busy week for me. Much talking in cafés. Partly work, partly friendship and what’s the difference anyway? Much riding round on buses of course. Then yesterday in London talking buses, people and mentoring once again at social enterprise HCT. Then I’m working tomorrow, Saturday too. Doing a conference about housing and health at […]

The Liverpool Lanterns

Coming up right now, 1st November. We love a good do here in Liverpool. And if it comes with costumes and fireworks even better. Yesterday when I was in town people were queuing up outside the fancy dress shop in Bold Street. While across the road in Oxfam I had to struggle to reach the […]

How buildings learn: Evolving The Ev

In which views are exchanged and an idea is had. I’ve written before on here about one of my favourite architecture books ‘How buildings learn: What happens after they’re built’ by Stewart Brand. And I’ve been talking about it this week. Talking about it in our new Everyman with Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz and Executive […]

The story of A Sense of Place 9: Put the message in the box

The wonderful thing that is ‘A Sense of Place’ continues in the writing of this blog and in the work I do. But the story of Sarah and I having the idea, leaving our jobs, getting going and changing our lives comes to its conclusion in this episode of our story. By early 2007 we are busier than […]

The Friday Walks: Looking up from life

As you’ll know if you’ve read the previous post this has been, in some ways, a bit of a week. So on a day that promised sunny intervals I felt I could do with a good gentle walk. Starting at the top of Princes Boulevard, then a circular route through Liverpools 8 and 1, back […]

The story of A Sense of Place 7: The Golden Gate

Returning, after a break since late 2012, to The story of us where much has changed, including the century. I’m jammed up against the side rail of the boat to keep the camera and its mono pod as steady as I can while I’m filming. Filming on this calm and sunny Sunday evening in April […]