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. […]

the reluctant pub-goer

15th July 2017 Alec 1

In Verulamium Park I lie in the shadows of lime and sycamore with my T-shirt flung aside. It’s baking. The atmosphere out in the open […]

the best beers out in 2016

4th December 2016 Alec 4

It’s time to reflect on 2016, its beers and the places I drank them in. Frequently lugging a camera about has helped preserve my memories […]

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a predilection for sour?

22nd September 2016 Alec 1

It hasn’t taken long for sours to take off in Britain. From the Benelux countries northwards, sour fruit has been at the coxycc of desserts […]