Monthly Archives: February 2009

Breaking News – Bolly Spends Afternoon in Garden

It was warm today (at least in the sun) and Bolly decided to actually go out into the garden and stay there for more than five minutes. A first for 2009. Like a groundhog leaving its burrow, this is a…

Tweet Tweet

Um – Tweet. Please note that Peacockshock has a new feature, thanks to Franklin the wondrous internet elf of Essex. It’s a Twitterfeed, to the right of the page, just below the lovely Bolly in her Burberry hat. I’ve been…

Dilemma – Which Way???

I’m grateful to the good people of Hertford North station for providing a pedestrian sign (with user-friendly arrows) on platform three this morning. The sign very helpfully warned me not to walk through a pile of soil (see pic). Instead,…

Six Degrees

Another feeble namedrop to add to the pile. I walked past Morrissey on Monday in the reception of Broadcasting House. He seems to be wider than he used to be and looked miserable. There was no eye contact whatsoever.

Apostrophes in The Times

The great apostrophe debate has now made it into letters page of The Times. One correspondent asked why we need them in print when we don’t use them in speech. David Devore of London replied in today’s paper that we…

Overheard in Hertford

By the fish counter in Waitrose today – Small child – Mummy. I want fishies for supper. Mummy – Good. What sort of fishies? Small child – Madagascan crevettes. It’s enough to make you want to defect to Asda.

Flood II and Flood III – The Sequels

As you probably know by now, the Great Bathroom Flood of 2009 subsided a few days ago and Boll and I had electricity again. Then, in an odd twist, the condensation from Flood 1 caused Flood 2, which seeped into…

St Andrew Street

Thank you to Jane for drawing my attention to another apostrophe atrocity, peculiar to Hertford. St Andrew Street (see pix below) is St Andrew Street. It is not, I repeat not, St Andrew’s Street. St Andrew didn’t go out and…