Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Zealand Cat Ban

Breaking news from the Boll Bureau – a rich Antipodean called Gareth Morgan, with a moustache like a feral weasel, is campaigning for the total eradication of cats from New Zealand. According to his website catstogo ‘That little ball of…

Mangalitza Pigs

Is it a sheep? Is it a pig? Yes – it’s a pig that looks like a sheep … a Mangalitza Pig. Aren’t they adorable? I want one. Boris Johnson lookalike competition

I Am Not Fleece-ist

Please note that, despite living in Hertford, I possess no fewer than three fleeces. And some of my best friends wear fleeces. Well, my animal friends – horses, dogs, cats, wombats, Shetland ponies and so on.

Not a Fleece Town

‘Hertford’s just not a fleece town,’ insisted the shop manager to someone on the phone. ‘No. I don’t know why. It’s just not a fleece sort of place. We can’t shift the fleeces. No. I’ve no idea why. It’s just…


Boll and I would like to thank our friend Mila for making this wondrous snow cat, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Madame Bollinger herself.

From Chunk to Hunk

My laptop’s gone berserk. At least the typing part of it. Basically, it keeps lifting bits of text and dropping them randomly in other places while I’m writing. I wrote an email today to warn a relatively important person that…

Gritty Urban Hertford

Boll and I are back after a month up north. We’ve missed the gritty, urban streets of Hertford. So we bought the Herts Mercury to catch up on the buzz. This week’s front-page top story says it all – Crufts-bound…