IF there is one place on earth where I would like to live other than my current home, it would be Trumpton, in the county of Trumptonshire. For an all-too-brief … Continue readingOh, to be in Trumpton
FOR no particular reason, this week I thought we would celebrate clouds. We all know the usual formations but I have found a few stills and videos of less common … Continue readingOutlook cloudy
I HAVE written previously about my belief that if you are prepared to eat animals, you should go the whole hog. During a visit to Budapest, my better half reminded … Continue readingHaving a ball in Budapest
ON the train to London last week (please don’t go there unless you really have no alternative) I passed this scene in Hertfordshire: Here is the house in close-up (I … Continue readingLost world of the Ovaltineys
BENEATH the streets of a south-east London suburb can be found an extraordinary and mysterious network of tunnels, hewn from chalk and in total more than 20 miles long. Welcome, … Continue readingDown in the caves with Hendrix, Bowie and Doctor Who
This was their first hit, reaching No 43 in Britain in 1964. It was written by Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers.
ONE of the many joys of our bird feeder is a visit from a flock of long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus). You usually hear them before you see them with their … Continue readingCaring, sharing long-tailed tits
IT WAS with sadness that I learned of the death of John ‘Tex’ Hennessey, a good friend and former colleague on the Daily Mail. Tex was a sports sub-editor who doubled … Continue readingThe one and only Tex Hennessey
This lovely 2013 album track was written for Buffett by Mark Knopfler, who also supplies guitar.
MY husband Alan, who walks a lot further every day than I do, says there are more nettles than usual this year. In fact the miracle is that the country … Continue readingGrasping the nettle