If you're having a bad day or just need cheering up then here is a flower, preserved in ice, sent from me to you. The daffodils are at their best at the moment. The ice respresents how cold it has been in the UK since Easter.
My anxiety has been affecting me this past week or so and i initially struggled to understand why it wasn't going away. And then i realised. I am very nervous about coming out of lockdown. Here in the UK the lockdown is gradually easing. Schools are back, upto 6 people can meet up and from … Continue reading Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?
A beautiful statue in Birkenhead dedicated to the First World War poet Wilfred Owen who went to school here. Anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows i suffer from anxiety. Health anxiety in particular. I get an ache, pain or twinge and my mind convinces me its a heart problem. I see an … Continue reading Hello darkness…my old friend…
I've just realised that i have been retired for 6 months. In some ways a long 6 months, in other ways it has gone fast. I haven't done half of what i should have done and even less of what i've wanted to do. Coronavirus has kept us pinned down and despite coming through the … Continue reading 6 Months Retired
Mid March and after staying indoors for most of the past 5 weeks i decided i needed to get out and about and continue with my project "The Park", documenting 12 months in the life of the world's first municipal park, Birkenhead Park. The weather is still really cold here in the UK, most temperatures … Continue reading An afternoon in the park
Walking around Chester City's football ground yesterday i was suddenly drawn to a tree, standing alone, away from the stadium. In its branches fluttered scraps of old material. However, as i drew closer i realised that it wasnt old rags but the remains of a supporters shirt and scarf, a supporter who passed on last … Continue reading In memory of a fan
All over the world stadiums and sporting venues remain dormant, suspended in a state of readiness, awaiting the magic kiss that will re-awaken them. From World leading venues to the local cricket pitch they sit patiently awaiting our return. This is the Deva stadium, home to Chester City Football Club. Not the most glamorous nor … Continue reading The sleeping stadium
These pictures are for anyone feeling a bit down today. They come with a message that "the World is a beautiful place" if you look for it. Springtime and our freedom really are on their way. And has a season ever been so welcomed or wanted as Spring 2021.
This is the River Mersey and the city of Liverpool in the UK as it was yesterday, February 22nd 2021, day 336 of lockdown. As a waterfront it must rank as one of the most iconic in the World next to the New York skyline and it is a view that never ceases to recharge … Continue reading This is a Big River
Isn't it great to see the flowers breaking through the soil for the first time each spring. That moment when brown turns to green and white and yellow. Snowdrops are out and daffodils are on their way here in the UK. So i took a few pictures to celebrate.