Where I Live

Shaggy Dog Story

My shaggy dog story is that I saw a very fetching shaggy dog in a Citroën 2CV on Fore Street.

Cold Baths and Unicorns – Hertford Pub Name Crisis

Being a bit of a traditionalist, I was delighted when Wetherspoons named their Hertford pub the Six Templars, having briefly toyed with the Five Bishops – after the first General Synod which took place in Hertford. The Templars (as locals…

The Rain It Raineth Every Day

The river was higher than I’ve ever seen it today, after weeks of rain. And the legendary puddle near the Hertford Club was literally bigger than Windermere. Look carefully – it is a puddle

The Old Barge sandbags (which have been propping up the bank for months) were completely submerged. But the resident ducks didn’t seem too bothered about their patio being flooded.

And the weir was just weir…d. Rapids? In Hertford?