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 […]

The Writer’s House

After I wrote about my friend the artist Emma Rushton’s house a couple of weeks ago, some other friends suggested I might like to do a series where I look around some other people’s houses. They thought this could be an interesting development from other writings and work I’ve done on, oh, the meaning of […]

One Special Day

All days are special, especially this one. So I decide I’ll walk around and photograph it, as I tend to do. Friday 20th January, 2017. Yes, the day the world gets a chauvinist thug as President of the USA. And deciding the day is too special and beautiful to spoil it with any more thoughts […]

Coming Home in the Liverpool Echo

Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell… There’s something about being in an actual printed newspaper that confirms an ideas existence more than anything digital can. And this week Coming […]

Walking to Create

After a few years away a much loved Liverpool business is once again a high street presence in Liverpool. Back open since November on Prescot Road, Old Swan, Create was one of Liverpool’s original social enterprises from its founding in 1995. Sarah and I did a lot of work with them over the years and […]

How to do Social Housing: Part Two

Continuing the true story of Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust on site The second of two detailed parts of my story about exactly how to do social housing. Or at least, exactly how we’re doing it in Granby 4 Streets. Next morning I’m up well before the dawn reflecting on what’s just happened and have […]