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 […]

On Scotland Road: St Anthony’s

Now I’m beginning a regular column in Scottie Press, a look back a few years to a visit to a special Scotland Road place. I love it round here. Maybe because it’s the place where I feel I really first came alive, where I had my first proper job in the Benledi Street Housing office. Singing […]

Eldon Grove: Good news

June 2015 update: Eldon Grove restoration now at Cabinet after full Council discussions in April. Liverpool Mutual Homes ‘may start work during the summer’ according to the Liverpool Echo. “Documents prepared for the cabinet say Eldon Grove, which is currently classed as a “Building at Risk”, will be able to be brought back into use with […]

Remembering George Henry Lee – a social history

So, we go from social commentary on the creep of gated communities to doing an ‘art’ review on a shop window on consecutive days? Yes, that’s the way it is round here. Early last year Sarah wrote a post on here about her favourite shop in the history of the whole world ever, George Henry […]

A year to live: Becoming 60

Continuing to treat the days as if they’re winding down, to see what effect that has on my life, there comes a change of decade. For a few years now my birthdays have seemed ‘a bit much’. Like, ‘How come I’m suddenly 58?’ Exacerbated, no doubt, by the years spent caring for Sarah during her […]

The Birthday Surprise

It’s my birthday tomorrow, Monday 20th January, happy birthday to me. And on Friday Sarah suggested we go for our tea at Leaf in Bold Street ‘to mark the official start of your birthday.’ She said we’d go upstairs to eat ‘as it’s a bit quieter up there.’ We got the bus into town and […]