Life-tick

Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes Source: Wikipedia Life-tick.It is an uncomfortable construct of a phrase and I rather detest it.Linguistically it defines it’s meaning only if you know the code, representing the words ‘the first time in my life that I can tick this bird on a list’.And that is where it fails…

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No luck in Bramfield

Bramfield is a pretty place, situated 3 miles as the crow or jackdaw flies in a northwesterly direction from the county town of Hertford. Like many of our local villages, it’s origins begin deep in history and pre-date Norman Domesday records. At it’s centre is St Andrew’s Church, extensively renovated by…

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