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 Harrow, West Ilsley

15th June 2017 Alec 5

In the spring of 1996, a young man mounted the ridgeway – the ancient backbone straddling the high grounds of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It was […]

the Six Bells, St Albans

17th March 2017 Alec 9

Going into night shifts is a brutal process but a staple of my life. It starts with enforced narcolepsy as you bludgeon your circadian rhythm […]

pub primatology

26th February 2017 Alec 4

I am a voyeur. Not in the 1970s Robin Askwith “confessions of..” sense, but in a more holistic one. Wherever I am, I’ll be keeping […]