Monthly Archives: December 2008

Peacocks Peacock


I was amused to read about this peacock, sighted doing a bit of window-shopping at … Peacocks.
The peacock is apparently a regular visitor to the shops in Dunfermline, Scotland. It lives with its peafowl pals in a nearby park.

Foaming at the Mouth


Henrietta, looking extremely sane in Starbucks

Ask and ye shall receive, for everyone that asketh receiveth

‘Guess which famous person was born in the same year as me?’ I asked on my birthday (having discovered I was born in the same year as various youngish-looking actors).
I should have known better. The person I was asking was James (Cambridge James).
‘God?’ he replied.

History of the Ancient Town of Hertford

Some interesting illustrations from Lewis Turnor’s 1830 history of Hertford. As you can see, it’s hardly changed – apart from the replacement of horses with cars.


note the dead cow – what an odd detail