Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy 2016

To celebrate the new year, I have decided to start a new blog, Real Chester.

Meanwhile, in this place, business will continue much as usual.

Lives for Sale: Biographers' Tales by…

In 2015 I got though 90 books.  The last was 'Lives For Sale' by Mark Bostridge, which was a compilation of essays celebrating and justifying the biographers' art.  A very interesting read for me since I am about to embark on more biographical fiction.  

Friday, September 04, 2015

Finished...

...the inner walls ...slithered along every alleyway, every street, every nook I could find...


until I'd reached its heart.

It's taken a couple of years (so far) but I'm beginning to feel I know my city.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Walls!


Today, I finished my exploration of the walls (and a large section of the the inside).  
And now onwards into the heart of the city...


Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Castle

Earthquakes, hurricanes, witches...



...torturing and traces of the Medieval.  No wonder it took over a month.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Handbridge

Finished Handbridge!  
(took some doing...)

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Lache, Lache Lane and Westminster Park


What there once was  - and is now.  Courage and inspiration.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Hough Green, Curzon Park


Slitheringly upmarket...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saltney



A salt marsh.  Trains.  Roads. Sidings.  Remains of a ship yard.  From here we travelled the world.  

Still south of the river.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sealand



This being the last part of 'West'.  Only 'South' to go now (and a small matter of 'Centre').

Friday, December 12, 2014

A slow creep around Blacon



...unexpectedly fascinating.