Walking with Greg: Lost Liverpool in late Autumn

As you’ll know if you follow this blog, on Fridays Sarah and I walk. In fact, so popular have these proved with readers, they have their own section on the blog. But there are other walks. Which happen because of friendship. But also to discuss ideas. Because ideas tend to flow more easily when you’re […]

2012: Friday Walks, Northern Sky – The Hospice of Hampsfell

Mostly our Friday walks take place near to Liverpool. Because there are wonderful places in and near Liverpool. And so we don’t have to spend much time travelling there. But a couple of times each year we’ll plan a full day out, still somewhere on our north-west coast, our wider ‘home’ – but further than […]

The Silence of the Streets

Update – This post is from September 2012. Today, in July 2013, Liverpool City Council decided to demolish the 440 homes in the Welsh Streets. Silenced. Oh no they’re not. As of now April 2017, they’re not demolished and work has begun. I’ve been reading, and it’s got me thinking. I don’t know why it […]

2012: Friday Walks, Everton and Liverpool

Normally on Fridays, the day we walk rather than work, we set off for coastal places. But this week, being a momentous week in the history of Liverpool, we decided to walk closer to home. In the hills of Everton, and down the valley to Anfield. I used to work up here as part of […]

The Age of Absurdity

Modern life is not, as Blur once suggested, rubbish. But it’s certainly absurd. People are buying less oranges because they can’t be bothered to peel them. People feel entitled to have whatever they want, because they endlessly want things and therefore think they ‘deserve’ them. And people increasingly believe that they can ‘positive think’ their […]

Running free: Lost Liverpool

First in a new occasional series from Ronnie. Running, who’d have thought it? I love running. A simple enough sentence, you might think? But not one I’d have been able to write for most of my life. I couldn’t see the point. There they’d go. Trundle, trundle, round the outside of Sefton Park. And the […]