MERSEYSIDE - I was born and grew up on Merseyside and feel that where you grow up becomes part of you, or maybe you become part of where you were born. I always feel more comfortable when I'm bach there - the Scouse psyche is something I understand from the inside out: the open-ness, the matter-of-fact warmth and the sharp edged wit are qualities to enjoy being immersed in. This ongoing collection of observations is a celebration of both place and people, gathered with unsentimental affection.