How it feels to be the only Brexiteers in the village

7 September 2019 9:00 am

We are the only Brexiteers in the village. That, at least, is how it feels. Out they come, the far…

Root out ragwort!

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Why is anyone defending ragwort?

Why is China sending aid money to Surrey?

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Why is China sending aid money to mend bikes in Surrey?

The Lib Dem march for pettifogging power

2 September 2017 9:00 am

My friendly neighbourhood Lib Dems have put some campaign literature through my door. In a covering note, they intimate that…

The builder boyfriend has gone – again

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Like Steve McQueen gone slightly to seed, the builder boyfriend strode off into the sunset. Nothing becomes him so much…

Is this Surrey or Rorke’s Drift?

5 August 2017 9:00 am

‘This situation is Rorke’s Drift,’ said the builder boyfriend, after our proposed renovations were objected to at the parish council’s…

I nearly have a house in the country, but not quite

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Quite stoically, I was mountaineering on my hands and knees over a sea of rubble to get to the temporary…

My journey to hell with Sky TV

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Two months after I cancelled Sky, a strange letter arrived in the post. ‘We are writing to you because we…

To cone or not to cone?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

After spending the day unblocking the gutters and drains in the pouring rain, he wasn’t in the mood for a…

Are they going to sacrifice a Brexiteer on Ripley Bonfire?

5 November 2016 9:00 am

For three months after I move to the country, I am told, I am going to be in the most…

Will I ever find a decent place in the country?

3 September 2016 9:00 am

‘Oh no, I can’t bear it,’ said the builder boyfriend when I told him I wanted to look at one…

I wanted somewhere to put a piano. I got a Big Yellow night of the soul

27 August 2016 9:00 am

‘How did I get here?’ I think dazedly. I am sitting in the Big Yellow Self Storage in Balham being…

Welcome to the only house left in south-east England that hasn’t been chavved up

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Buffy Sainte-Marie said it best. ‘The lights of town are at my back, my heart is full of stars./ And…