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 […]

Father Forgive Me!

23rd May 2017 Alec 1

Batswell sits amidst the crop seas of central Hertfordshire. It’s a pretty community full of tudor overhang and cottages whose roofs are in a permanent […]

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 […]

Traveller’s Joy

17th February 2017 Alec 7

I was a Londoner when I first kindled an interest in beer. At the time, there was only one shop for it: Utobeer in Borough […]