Rejoining the Community After Lockdown

Rejoining the Community After Lockdown

It was Nelson Mandela Day on 18th July and my Mossley Hill Labour colleagues had arranged a litter pick at Otterspool Prom, as part of Mandela67 – an initiative that asks people to volunteer 67 minutes of their time to the community. It felt like the right time...
Learning to Write

Learning to Write

It’s been a month since I finished the first draft of my second novel. I felt strangely bereft when I’d finished. For two months I’d thought about very little other than my two main characters. I’d imagined conversations between them. I’d fallen asleep, planning...
Adjusting to the New Normal

Adjusting to the New Normal

It was Monday 16th March that I last went to work. I cancelled the two knitting groups I had scheduled for Tuesday in Aigburth and, following the Government’s announcement that non-essential social activities should be cancelled, we made the decision to close the kids...
February 2020

February 2020

February was all about launching Mossley Hill Matters. This is really important to me because I want to know what residents think. In the run up to the first meeting I started engaging in conversations on NextDoor and Facebook – in fact it was largely the...
Car free…

Car free…

Following my Car Free Day a couple of weeks ago, I’ve become quite a convert to public transport. Sure it takes longer, but that doesn’t have to feel like a waste of time. Of course, if you’re on the train during rush hour and it’s standing...
Car Free Day

Car Free Day

I didn’t need a car when I lived in London, with tubes running every couple of minutes, regular buses, trams and rail, getting around is an easy task. But since I moved back home, the only time I use public transport is when my car is at the garage for its MOT....