Springtime sunshine, beer and friends.. What more can you ask for for a pleasant afternoon. The walk up to Peter Kavanaghs is always worth the trip and apparently won Camra’s Liverpool pub of the year too!
A miniture but still an enjoyable fell, the ‘Lion and the Lamb’ just out from Grasmere was completely empty when we went up it the other day. Helm Crag as it’s formally called is only 405 meters but is one of the most easily recognisable … Continue readingA Bracing Walk – Helm Crag
It’s not everyday you are 21 for the umpteenth time so we decided to head off to show Ma the changes that have taken place in and around the the up and coming Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool. We visited the wonderfully chilled Love Lane … Continue readingMa’s Birthday – Love Lane Brewery
With record temperatures, we headed to the coast and joined the crowds of folk flocking to the beach and the pinewoods of Formby, Merseyside. Being British and considering the usual breeze that accompanies any visit to the local coast, (and of course considering it was … Continue readingFormby – A Warm February
As there was a y in the day we thought we’d meet up for a few beers and what turned out to be a mini massage session. We started off in the ever favourite Grapes, meandered to the Merchant and ended up in the Swan … Continue readingA Sunday Swan Song
This series of photos was inspired by Italian Alfredo Camisa who had set himself a challange to capture each letter of the alphabet from signage that he came across. From 1955 and 1961, he managed 16 photographs that resulted in his Alfabeto Urbano. I tried to follow the initial … Continue readingBring me the head of Alfredo. .
Our first ever visit to Lisbon, Portugal was a flying one as we only had a day and half to explore this wonderful and historic city. We stayed in the quirky but ideally located (Baixa) and perfectly kitted out Hotel Gat Rossio (Review) and ate in the … Continue readingLisbon – Our first visit
A great night out at the famous Dispensary, Renshaw StLiverpool was had the other week. An early celebration of my birth apparentlywas the occasion. Great to see everyone, all really good friends going backover the years, one back to infants’ school! (yes, they had them … Continue readingBirthday Booze Up – Dispensary Medicine
I went to see this fabulous 26-foot high (8m) sculpture made out of knives and intended as a tribute to victims of knife crime which is being exhibited outside the Liverpool Anglican cathedral. The 100,000 weapons forming the Knife Angel have either been confiscated or … Continue readingKnife Angel – Cathedral
After spending a bit of time viewing the Knife Angel up at the Cathedral (I will post something soon about that), I dropped into the Merchant for a swifty and met up with Jonathan and Lynne. Lisa joined us later and we tried out a … Continue readingA New Bar Discovered