The Birthday Tree

There was a cherry tree in the front garden of the house in Cheshire where I grew up.  Every year in spring, when the delicate white blossom would appear suddenly, as if snow had fallen overnight, I would sense that brighter, longer days were on the way. It later succumbed to poisoning from a poorly sealed-off gas mains. Later, … Continue reading The Birthday Tree

The Christians in Sefton Park: ‘blue up in the sky, a song of hope’

Oh bliss! Scorching Bank Holiday sun, a fair field full of folk, and great music.  Our doorstep has been a little crowded this weekend as the Liverpool International Music Festival was blessed with a weekend of perfect weather for its inaugural outing, replacing the Mathew Street Festival which had deteriorated into an expensive, drunken mess. … Continue reading The Christians in Sefton Park: ‘blue up in the sky, a song of hope’