2016: A year in 30 photographs

A selection from the several thousand photographs I’ve taken this year for this blog. Taken all together they tell one story of the year. Not a definitive one, more of a meander as you might expect. In a year that’s been turbulent in so many ways it’s been good to have this blog to come […]

Coming Home: Our First Home

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… We are going on site. Keys to our first home will be handed to builders later this week, ready to start work on […]

Walking in Liverpool: Early Autumn

Now the heat of high summer has gently cooled these are perfect days for me, walking in early Autumn. One of the best views in Liverpool. From The Florrie, across the river to New Ferry, then across Wirral and the Dee to the hills of Wales. Beautiful. Art in Liverpool.com have this to say about […]

St George’s Hall, Liverpool – what’s it for?

Well, what exactly is St George’s Hall for? Hardly an urgent issue but something I ask myself now and then. I can’t imagine Liverpool without it. The sort of building that shouts out ‘This is a very important city with very big ideas about itself.’ Which it is and which we do have. Don’t get […]

Our heritage? The Friday Walk

Isn’t ‘Heritage’ a peculiar word and concept? How come some things are ‘Heritage’ and others merely ‘ordinary.’ And who decides anyway? Being ‘National Heritage Weekend’ when you can get into approved places you might not always be able to, I decided to walk round the neighbourhood here and have a think. Granby 4 Streets of […]

Now With Added Bollards!

The Bollards of Liverpool 8: Part Two The day dawns sunny, unlike the deluges of yesterday’s post and it’s nearly time to set out on Part Two of our weather interrupted tour of Liverpool 8’s bollards. This one walking through Lodge Lane to Granby and Canning. Before we do, a couple of clarifications in response […]