The Story of the The Beautiful Parks

  As 2018 gets properly going ideas for Liverpool’s parks are starting to emerge. I’ll be able to tell you more soon, more about this story and what happened next. Listen… ✹ There is magic all around us. Stories waiting to be told. In every park & street the future is waiting. Listen, while I […]

Through reading glasses

Long ago, it seems now, I was entranced by a Paul Simon song called ‘Proof.’ It’s 1990 and I listen to his ‘Rhythm of the Saints’ album over and over again on my brand new first CD player, particularly to hear this song about ageing: “It’s true, the tools of love wear down Time passes […]

Springwatch in Stanley Park

Walking in the park on an early spring morning A few weeks ago I had a walk round Stanley Park with my friend Rachael O’Byrne one winter’s morning. Well today we walked there again, with some other friends, because spring is on its way and we’re going to watch it carefully as it turns up […]

Stanley Park: A Liverpool Treasure

I’ve walked through Stanley Park occasionally on this blog when I’ve been doing one of my general inspections of Liverpool but I’ve never stayed long enough to write a whole post about the place. In the bright winter sunshine of yesterday I decided to put that right. Later on I’d also walk across it frequently when, as […]

‘Community Led’ – Moving beyond victims and heroes

If you walk where you’ve always walked you might think what you’ve always thought. So today I’ve been walking along streets where I don’t often go. And not to take photographs of them like I usually do on here, but because I needed to think. Because we all need time to go off and think […]

Opera for Chinatown and Bold Street

This is hardly news. It’s all been there since last year, but I only noticed it yesterday as my south-end bus was diverted up Duke Street.Getting off the bus you don’t see it yet. This is ‘The Opera for Chinatown.’ It has been put together by ‘The Sound Agents’ and was part of a group […]