On Libraries – and books

If this blog rings a bell – please consider giving http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KateHiggins1 £10 gets a book for a child at Christmas and £5 to Children 1st In 1959, when I was 7, I moved to Southport, in Lancashire, and stayed in the suburb of Birkdale. At the end of our road there was an imposing VictorianContinue reading “On Libraries – and books”

Breakfast at the Fire House

Mid-September, Sunday morning. The fire station is a functional, roomy, building, probably built in the 1970s or 80s. The room we’re in a large and looks like a drill room or muster area, but today it’s filled with families, straight from church or a Sunday stroll, and we’re having breakfast! This is the town ofContinue reading “Breakfast at the Fire House”