Spring is here: A journal

Saturday, early afternoon. Tired is tired. Tired is a Saturday morning when my alarm wasn’t set and I didn’t wake up until it was nearly Saturday afternoon. Woken only by Sarah opening the curtains and saying ‘It won’t be long until the light starts to go.’ I must have been tired. So, food for the […]

Walking round Birkenhead

Photographs by Jane MacNeil   I’ve spent much of this last week walking round Birkenhead with my friend the photographer Jane MacNeil. Our walks have been part of the Wirral Ideas Festival, part of helping local people create and develop ideas for new enterprises in Birkenhead. The Festival finishes this evening, Thursday, with an Expo […]

Festival of Beautiful Ideas: Wirral

Beginning this¬†Sunday, 23rd April, a week of events to get you thinking and get you started on that new enterprise idea you know you’ve got. Including coming for walks with me to talk things through and see some places where you might get going. Over the week from Sunday 23rd April I’ll be part of […]

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, so others might find it one day… We are going on site. Keys to our first home will be handed to builders later this week, ready to start work on turning a house […]

You must remember this…

These are the strangest of days and yet the most straightforward. Days I don’t want to be on my own, reading a bewildered Twitterfeed. Or listening to ‘life is still comfy and all about us and the headliners’ reports from Glastonbury. Democracy with all its random chance has happened and I need the company of […]

North Liverpool: What’s your Beautiful Idea then?

I wrote about this a few weeks ago when we launched the, well, idea. ¬£600,000 raised and matched from a community car park on Priory Road near Liverpool FC’s stadium, to be reinvested straight back into good ideas for North Liverpool. Ideas that have to work as being socially good, as well as being good […]