Wirral West and its Shining Shore

Having spent much of yesterday afternoon and evening in Wirral West, as one of the many people there helping the local Labour candidate Margaret Greenwood get elected, I decide to go back to the constituency today, as I take a day off from all forms of working. Today I’m reflecting on my happiness that Jeremy […]

“I Am Haunted by Waters”

A guest post today by my friend Patricia Levey-Bennett who, as you’ll see, is a great photographer. ✹ We decided to have a day out last weekend. We being me and Gaz, my boyfriend. There is only one specific requirement for our days out, and that’s to be near water. Everywhere I go to walk, or […]

The Wirral – A guide for Liverpool people

I’ve long stopped being amazed by the number of Liverpool people who don’t go to the Wirral Peninsula. A good number of my fellow citizens are reasonably intrigued by the Friday Walks I go on every week. But when they find that many of them take place ‘on the Wirral’ it immediately prompts questions like […]

The Stranger in Liverpool

Where would you take a first-time visitor to Liverpool to show them the best of the city? Well if it were the early 19th Century you’d obviously reach for your trusty copy of ‘The Stranger in Liverpool’ for sound advice. This early guidebook to  the ‘Town of Liverpool and its environs’ assists me to this […]

Who are you?

I don’t mean the song by The Who, though it is a very good later days Who song. I really mean ‘Who are you?’ How would you describe yourself in as few words as possible? How might you be described after you’d died? I’d been thinking about this matter of self-definition for two reasons, one […]