Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Tarantula’s Toup

I gave Bolly a fluffy tarantula for her birthday and it was a big hit. Like all self-respecting spiders, it had lots of legs and a fluffy bit in the middle. But yesterday, the fluffy bit fell off. It was…

Sites That Go Bump in the Night

Is it me, or are they birthday cake candles? I have a habit of reading series of books backwards by mistake. And the same sometimes happens with blogs and websites. I once became a big fan of a granny in…

the pet section of gonetoosoon

A Novel Recommendation

I’m reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson at the moment (Pulitzer Prize 2005) and it’s so good, I keep re-reading sentences and writing out quotations. As Mr Appleyard wrote in The Sunday Times, ‘The sentences seem to have been there forever,…

Griff Rhys Jones in Hertford

Griff with Cadbury the Labrador If only BBC1 had told me. Griff could have popped in for a cuppa and Cadbury could have played with Boll. Griff Rhys Jones’s excellent Rivers series meandered along the River Lea the other day…

under Folly Bridge, near The Old Barge

Griff shoots a weir – the new weir under the bridge between Hartham Common and King’s Meads

my pet Hertford coots make a cameo appearance in a cute cutaway shot – note the BBC logo … yes, they really are on TV