One More Spring

“Follow me into just one more spring…” The song had been running around my head since I’d sat in the house listening to Scott Walker singing it this rainy Saturday afternoon just gone. A song of the deepest longing that has yearned through my life these fifty years past, for all of those springtimes. It’s […]

Snowdrops by the Cathedral

The dark days of December and January end and February comes in, at least for today, warm and sunny. On my way into work, at Coming Home in Hope Street, I get off the bus a couple of stops early. There’s something special I want to see. I’m not going in there just yet though. […]

Wandering About: Liverpool 8

Two in the end dry days on the run? Sky maybe not broken then? I set off with my camera for another wander around. No random bus to North Liverpool this time, in fact Sarah gives me a lift into town, where Dig Vinyl in Bold Street is seriously investigated. Not one of Bold Street’s […]

The rain and the sun come through

Continuing with the second part of our holiday in the Ladybird Book of England. In Herefordshire earlier this week it is still late wintertime as we set out walking on a mostly sunny day.We are staying near the village of Shobdon, halfway between Kington and Leominster, and set off on a circular walk Sarah has  downloaded from […]

The Ladybird Book of England

Look who’s been writing poems on their holiday! “Looking down on Ludlow Castle From the cliff across the river, One more day in the Ladybird Book of England. Red brick houses cluster round it, Plaques on nearly every one. Who stayed there And when their time here ended. High upon this common land , Gazing down […]

A day out in England

Living as we do in the semi-independent city state of Liverpool, Sarah and I enjoy the occasional day out in England. Having been some time since we visited the grand nob house of Chatsworth for Sarah’s birthday today we motored through Cheshire and, just, into Staffordshire to visit the gardens at Biddulph Grange, between Congleton […]