Bunny Apple Alert

I innocently gave the rabbits an apple for breakfast yesterday. But they only ate part of it. And, when I got home, it was abuzz with wasps. Hertford is currently suffering from a wasp invasion (“Wasp Wars” is the frontpage…

Stop F***ing Swearing

I just went for a walk around genteel Hertford and overheard about 30 F***s. F*** is no longer a swear word in the UK. But it certainly was in the 17th century in puritanical Jamestown. If you said it once,…

Hertford Arch

Here are some pix of my home town, Hertford. This medieval arch is pretty near where I live and it’s a useful landmark when I’m giving directions to the house.

Quote for Today

He that has and a little tiny wit, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, Must make content with his fortunes fit, For the rain it raineth every day. Shakespeare

Wells Cathedral clock

I’ve just been recording interviews in Wells Somerset. And I managed a trip to the cathedral to see the famous Wells clock. Made in 1390, it’s still working. Every quarter hour, a bunch of jousting knights whizz around the top.…

My Favourite Ferret

My friend Henrietta held a very enjoyable picnic the other day in a field at her stables. And we were joined for a post-prandial promenade by Bandit the ferret who was visiting the yard on his lead. I took him…