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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, July 10, 2004
    At Loggerheads
    A good afternoon out with our local Iona Community group. We went to Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold, in the valley beneath Moel Famau, the Clwydian hill whose silhouette has marked half the mornings of my life, dominant on the other side of Mersey Bay from my childhood bedroom window.

    Loggerheads is also home of Colomendy, famed holiday destination of generations of Liverpool schoolchildren, bunk-bed paradise for ten-year-olds on their first holidays without parents (for some, their first holidays at all). As they say on their website, Colomendy holds a special place in every scouser's heart.

    We opted for a gentle walk round the Loggerheads nature trail, in the drizzle. The highlight of the afternoon for me, on arriving fifty minutes late after Runcorn Bridge traffic chaos, was this: young Caitlin saw me coming, and announced that she had just renamed the place after me: Bloggerheads...