Liverpool trip

Although I'm originally from Liverpool, I hadn't been back for over twenty years, ever since a disastrous visit in about 1995 when the streets were piled with filth and everything looked so scruffy it broke my heart. That all changed yesterday, when a sudden realisation that my passport had expired meant a hasty trip to [...]

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Arts & Crafts

Bank holiday weekends in the Lakes can be a tad hectic, especially when the weather is as nice as it was last weekend.  So we tend to try to get 'off the beaten track' and steer clear of the main tourist hot-spots.  Luckily, there are still plenty of places to choose from. One we keep [...]

Beautiful buildings

There are some stunning photographs of architecture in this gallery from the BBC web page yesterday. I particularly like the one of the Flatiron Building in a blizzard, but each one demonstrates a clever eye for spotting the unexpected view or the strange beauty in artificial, built environments. I just wish all the captions explained [...]