Surrey

Our local councillors who’ve lost their seats must be sighing with relief

15 May 2021 9:00 am

An angry text exchange between me and a former Tory councillor after she lost her seat has got me thinking.…

How do we stop the Lycra dads using our stable yard as a toilet?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The cyclist pulled into our gateway, got off his bike and grabbed hold of the electric fencing. Installing game cameras,…

My confusing life on the border of Tiers 1 and 2

31 October 2020 9:00 am

As I scoffed down a fabulous supper in a candlelit room full of ecstatic diners, it struck me that this…

This was not your usual entitled Surrey trespasser

26 September 2020 9:00 am

The Volkswagen Passat was parked next to my field gate, sticking out into the lane, blocking larger vehicles from getting…

The abominable selfishness of the Surrey middle classes

27 June 2020 9:00 am

‘Have you met the man who keeps his horses in this field?’ said one silver-haired lady to the other, as…

The badlands of rural Surrey

21 March 2020 9:00 am

The most exciting place on earth I have ever been to is the village where I live. And I don’t…

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

A sea of bright yellow flowers in a sun- drenched meadow… what could be more idyllic? Sadly, all that glisters…

Why is China sending aid money to Surrey?

9 December 2017 9:00 am

When I first hear that my well-heeled Surrey neighbourhood is receiving aid from China, I assume it must be a…

Real life

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…

Real life

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…

Real life

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…

Real life

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…

Real life

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…

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…