Monthly Archives: November 2008

Shortage of Holes

According to a somewhat alarmist TV report about recycling this week, the UK is ‘running out of holes’. Surely not. There’s an endless supply of them. You just dig them. I guess it could get problematic if you dug a…

Freezy Water and Cold Christmas

As the Winter Solstice approaches, it’s good to know that I live relatively near to two highly topical villages – Cold Christmas and Freezy Water. Talking of silly place names, I’m also not far from Ugley (which – yes –…

posing on the fluffy blue tower

in the kitchen, keeping an eye on the oven

All Over the Place

November has been ridiculous. I’ve been in Newcastle, Leeds, Wales, Bristol, London, Cambridge and various other far-flung and exotic places. I’ve stayed everywhere from a Premier Inn by a motorway to a boutique hotel with a comlimentary decanter of port…

The Blackberry of Doom

I put my birthday into my BlackBerry diary today and it asked me to tell it the ‘number of recurrences’. After pondering this somewhat morbidly, I decided not to tempt fate by predicting the ‘number of recurrences’ and to enter…

Raindrops, Subways, Happy Talk and Wagner

The Subways – who are superb AND from Welwyn Garden City I’ve just thrown iTunes into confusion. The ‘Genius’ application, which predicts the music you might like, based on your downloads, has had a psychotic breakdown and thinks it’s an…

Den Grimme Ælling

One of the Hertford Seven – almost a swan It’s good to see the Hertford cygnets doing so well. It just seems a few days since they made it into The Mercury, when they decided to stage a sit-in on…

an unequivocally cute duckling