Monthly Archives: May 2009

Taking my Hat off to a Dog

I went for a walk along the river today and was almost mauled to death by a very jolly-looking golden retriever. ‘It’s your hat,’ said his human. ‘He once had a bad experience with some people wearing hats and so…

Cats and Compost

I bought a small bag of compost today in a local shop. I also bought a small pouch of cat food. ‘I’d better not confuse the two,’ I quipped. Silence. And then … ‘Does your cat eat compost then? How…

Cats and Sneezing

I’ve done some spectacularly loud sneezes today thanks to the hayfever. But the Boll hasn’t flinched or run off once. If I shouted that loudly, she’d be upstairs like a shot and under the bed within seconds. Clearly, cats know…

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is the lovely Archie. Archie is a lurcher and lives with Michael, Siobh

Daft as a Brush

Boll is very into the garden brush at the moment and likes sitting next to it.

Honey – I Shrunk The Maenads

As you may know, I’m very excited by my first ever rhododendron, which has finally flowered. It was visited by lots of bees yesterday. But they’d better be careful, because rhododendrons contain toxins which allegedly produce hallucinogenic ‘mad honey’. The…

Hertford – Tales of the Riverbank

There were lots of people by the river on Sunday afternoon. They were even swimming near Hertford Lock and outside the Old Barge. Here are some pix I took on a walk over Folly Bridge, down Riverside and up to…

a maltings (or is it an oast house?) – not sure about the terminology

a dog moors his narrowboat outside the Old Barge

a rabbit on King’s Meads – I saw about 15 of them

a boat near King’s Meads