climate change

26th December 2017 Alec 0

I sit at the bar of the Robin Hood in St Albans with a pint of Harvey’s Sussex Best. It’s Christmas Eve and I couldn’t […]

Albion winter

7th December 2017 Alec 2

In winter, when you stand outside the pub looking in through the window, it looks as though it’s raining on the inside. Beads of condensation […]

the proverbial lot

2nd October 2017 Alec 6

At the start of 2017, Red Squirrel Brewery announced there would be big news and triggered a countdown on social media for the twentieth of […]

watch your language!

17th September 2017 Alec 0

Synecdoche is the term for when part of something is used to represent the whole (the oft-cited example being “mouths to feed”). Loan words from […]

the churchyard sapling

9th September 2017 Alec 2

There is a crabapple sapling in the grounds of St Albans cathedral that succeeds in stealing the limelight from its giant larch and beech neighbours. […]