Monthly Archives: July 2014

As far as

Once upon a time, in the days of yore in the Land of Grammar, people used to say things such as: As far as county towns go, Hertford’s nice but a bit quiet. As far as small pets go, guinea…

Breaking News – cat stranded on wet floor

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I decided to mop the kitchen floor earlier. Bolly, meanwhile, decided she wasn’t going to budge. So I mopped around her. Now she’s stranded on a tiny island of dry floor looking pensive and threatening to phone the RSPCA.

Tour de France 2014 – guide to the perils of Cambridgeshire and Essex

Not that I’m envious , but it appears the Tour de France 2014 is snubbing Hertfordshire and has opted for Cambridgeshire and Esssex instead. Presumably they chose Cambridgeshire for its challenging and frankly stunning scenery. As for Essex, well let’s…

Alexis (Lex) 1995 – 2014

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The lovely Alexis was born in 1995 and moved to Marylebone in London with her little brother Dexter (Dex). The two fluffies then moved to Essex.

Alexis subsequently moved to Todmorden with Henrietta and Franklin who gave her a fabulous life. She also had two step cats (but largely ignored them), a step horse, and numerous step hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Lex enjoyed sitting on Franklin. She also liked to pose like a furry bookend on the opposite arm of the chair to Dexter. And they weren’t averse to lying on the ironing board. She was also rather partial to cardboard boxes.

Her all-time favourite food was processed ham. And she preferred drinking water directly from taps.

For me, her most endearing habit was rescuing people from bathrooms and toilets. No sooner did you enter, than a small ball of silver fluff came hurtling in like Supercat to prevent you from drowning or whatever.

We’ll all really miss her. She was such a sweety.

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OMG Paul Brannen MEP

Congratulations to my old friend Paul on becoming Paul Brannen MEP. Odd to think I’ve known him since we were nine. Oh the stories I could tell, but I won’t. He’ll be a brilliant MEP I’m sure. And he believes in…

Hummingbird Audio Landscaping

baby hummingbird on flower hummingbird audio landscaping Ovid would approve. Over the last few months, I, a peacock, have metamorphosed into a hummingbird, in the form of the lovely Hummingbird Audio Landscaping That’s why I’ve not been peacockblogging. Like a hummingbird, I’ve been flapping my wings non-stop and have barely touched the ground. I’ve also been blogging for Hummingbird.

You may care to poke your beak into some of my posts:

Underwater speakers

New MEPs – how not to get lost in translation

BPMs to biceps – top tips on gym playlists

What not to do at conferences (with video bloopers)

MRI proof that dogs really understand English

Why ‘relaxation’ music makes me seethe

The Great Hertford Flood 2014 – dramatic audio

Rescuing a baby hummingbird

Evolution and hummingbirds – Alfred Russel Wallace at Hertford Museum

Are you an owl, a lark or a hummingbird? Whatever you are, blame your parents

History of football commentaries, with crazy audio clips

Hummingbird tattoos

How do hummingbirds fly?

Hummingbird Audio Landscaping also has amazing, quirky Twitter stuff: @hummingbirdbeak Follow now, or I’ll peck you.

And, on our YouTube channel, you can see me (in a suit) and co-designer Kathleen Griffin doing our thing at glitzy Lancaster House So now you know what I’ve been up to. Normal service resumes here as from today.