Monthly Archives: October 2008

Palin mask – scarily realistic

In the Bleak Mid-Hertford

I’m back from the North, where it was cold but sunny. Meanwhile, Hertford was struck by icy blizzards and resembled Omsk, or perhaps Irkutsk, when I got back last night. Thankfully, Bolly was nice and warm, as my friends had…

Happy Birthday Mum

Mum was 82 on Monday. We celebrated with a trip to the coast and splendid lunch. Happy Birthday Mum!

Merry Christmas (14 October)

Yuletide began yesterday here in Hertford. Miniature Christmas trees sprouted magically from the sides of buildings. And picturesque wires appeared on Fore Street in anticipation of neon snowflakes – dangling harbingers of the jollity which will delight us all for…

A La Recherche du Disinfectant Perdu

I’m normally a sucker for Cillit Bang and like nothing better than going berserk with it in the bathroom. But I’ve recently discovered Tesco Bathroom Cleaner and realised it has a mystic property. Every time I use it, I’m instantly…

Iceland

I’ve always been fascinated by Iceland and occasionally check out Icelandic websites. Today, I had a look at Reykjavik Vinviour which is a bit like Time Out, and this was the gloomy, saga-style message on the homepage, which kind of…

Hertford Tesco Drama

There I was, innocently paying for my Tesco Finest fish pie, when there was an outburst of screaming and customers ducked and ran for cover. Security guards appeared from nowhere and the 12-year-old scanning my stuff sighed, ‘Oh not again!’…

Recession Depression

I’m watching Channel 4 News. John Snow has just told me the economy is in a Death Spiral. What next? It’s all very depresssing. Keep your pecker up and have a nice weekend.