I live on Folly Island in the middle of Hertford. The photos below were taken on 1 April when the cherry trees in Thornton Street are just coming into blossom. It is a pretty sight and you don’t get many opportunities because the blossom on the older trees is almost fallen by the time that it appears on the newer trees.

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Murder at the Fleetwood

The Murder Mystery Weekend at the Fleetwood Arms Hotel gets off to a disastrous start when a guest is murdered. The investigation is complicated as two guests had switched rooms. The guests all have solid alibis; they were asleep, maybe not in their own room! The sexual activities of the local theatre club are at the centre of the investigation but then another member is killed at a theme night.

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The Fall and Rise of Bircherley Green

The changing skyline from my back bedroom window; and the shape of things to come.

When the apartments are built

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Sign of the Month


24 July – 23 August

Lion Inn, Eastwick
Leo – The Lion, Eastwick, nr Harlow

Leo is the sign of leadership. You are as liable to start a fashion in drinks as in everything else. In moments of emergency it’s you who can produce the corkscrew or the extra guest. Your creative streak produces the best cocktails and the story to top all others. Great talent for sponsoring parties, providing others shoulder the tedious details. Avoid lonely drinking when you become maudlin, rather than mellow.

All twelve zodiac signs are now featured on a set of birthday and greetings cards for just £1.99 including envelope and postage:

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You can view all photos and all readings for the twelve signs of the zodiac in my latest slim volume: A Drinkers Horoscope from Amazon.

Hidden Hertford Curios

Plaque on wall of Health Centre in Bull Plain

This commemorative plaque can be found on the wall of the Health Centre in Bull Plain. If you look closely you will see the six holes where a board was placed during World War 2 to cover any clue as to its location in the event of a enemy invasion.

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