And here I’ll stay

One sunny morning earlier this week I caught the early ferry to Birkenhead to have coffee in a new place a couple of friends had recommended. Which is quite a city sort of thing to be able to say isn’t it? And another to add to the many reasons why I’ve always lived in this …

Holidays on the Wirral: New Ferry and Port Sunlight

The morning after my first holiday walk, to New Brighton and back home along the riverfront, I set off to the Wirral again, for another holiday in two currently very different places that are right next to each other. Beginning my day with another early morning start at Bold Street Coffee Before catching the cross-river …

Holidays on the Wirral: New Brighton

Right now is the time of the year when my blog post about “your holidays are not annual leave” usually gets a run out to encourage people not to leave those self-demeaning “out of office” messages on their office emails. Well this year is different. Offices have continued to have a bad pandemic, many people …

Wildflower Hunting on the Shining Shore

Our first time on the Shining Shore since the lockdown began in March and we were so glad to be back there today. Walking in the hills and lanes and woodlands down to the Dee Shore around Thurstaston. So glad to see the sea and the coast after all this time. Not that this was …

The Shining Shore: In Glistening Autumn

After several days of torrential rain then the annual peculiarity of us all getting up and acting as if the time has really slipped back an hour, today the sky turned deeply blue and Sarah and I went out on one of our favourite walks. A walk we do regularly but haven’t since February. It …

Evensong in Autumn

Time in Holy Cross Church on the Woodchurch Estate and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, Birkenhead, on National Heritage Weekend. The practice of Evensong is apparently something early Christians derived from the Jewish faith, where prayers are offered for particular times of the day. I know this because Sarah and I spent our late Sunday afternoon this …