Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Rain It Raineth Every Day

The river was higher than I’ve ever seen it today, after weeks of rain. And the legendary puddle near the Hertford Club was literally bigger than Windermere. Look carefully – it is a puddle

The Old Barge sandbags (which have been propping up the bank for months) were completely submerged. But the resident ducks didn’t seem too bothered about their patio being flooded.

And the weir was just weir…d. Rapids? In Hertford?

That’ll Be Nice For You

For various reasons, I have to go to Wales and Ireland at the weekend. ‘That’ll be nice for you,’ said a neighbour. ‘A nice break.’ Why? Why? Why do people say that??? Wherever I go, for whatever reason, people tell…

Gaston J Feeblebunny

Admiral The Hon Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax After my witterings about silly names in TV credits, a big thank you to Ant for sending me some utterly preposterous ones. ‘Back in the seventies,’ he writes, ‘we were reduced to…

Six Degrees – One Direction

One Direction I’ve realised I’m virtually a member of the boyband du jour – One Direction. They were formed by Nicole Scherzinger, on/off partner of Lewis Hamilton, who lives in Tewin near Hertford, which is where my accountant lives. I…

Six Degrees – Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg I’ve just realised I’m practically related to Steven Spielberg. For a start, I know a sibling of the star of one of Spielberg’s films. My next door neighbour S provided the sand for Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg was…

Soooo Cute

Yes. Only Bolly could do it. Fall asleep with her tongue out. What next?