A Special Place: The Canal in Autumn

This was a perfect early autumn’s afternoon of walking together for the pleasure of it. Not to get anywhere in particular as Sarah and I have nearly completed our full walking of the Leeds Liverpool Canal now, with just one final stage to go when we feel like it. So this was kind of how […]

On the Canal: From Vauxhall to Bootle

Soon we’ll begin to complete our walking along the canal to Leeds, but not yet. The walk today was another getting ready for all that walk. Like the one we did up by Burscough a couple of weeks ago. Another part of our long hello to somewhere not seen since our many canal walks of […]

The River Park: Port Sunlight

My last post, Time Off about the various things I’ve been reading, doing and thinking featured a few photographs of the River Park at Port Sunlight. Since when there’s been a good deal of interest from blog readers about visiting the former landfill site while its wildflowers are in their current profusion. It’s a big […]

Time Off in an Unusual Time

I stopped working last Friday afternoon so I could have some time off before the summer ends. Work in my case being the PhD I began last October, following the year’s worth of MA I’d just completed at the University of Liverpool. And none of which I’d have considered to be work at all for […]

High Summer in Reynolds Park

Reynolds Park in Woolton is one Liverpool park where I’ve hardly ever been. But, all work done for the day, Sarah and I went for a look around there late this afternoon. As she’d heard from her wildflower grapevine that it was a good place for all sorts of treasures, and it was. Particularly in […]

Up On Childwall Fields: Meadowsweet

We’ve been up on Childwall Fields again, looking for samples for Sarah’s continuing horticulture course. Among them the beautifully named Meadowsweet. We found a whole meadow of them, and so much more. It’s high summer now and this precious suburban wilderness is at its wildest. Tall grasses, thistles and nettles you can get lost in, […]