August 9th, 2011


London Riots

I've been glued to the rolling news on the BBC, utterly gobsmacked really, but I have to go to bed. It's just I've never seen anything like it and the news unfolds so quickly, so little gets repeated!

Hopefully, I'm far enough away in the home counties and I can't imagine Hemel as a simmering hotbed of tension, but then I think this all about opportunity not anger and all our police are probably heading south...

I did discover in all this who was to blame though:

If you're in London stay safe!


Battening down the hatches!

There's a lot of sirens around Hemel Hempstead tonight. I live between the hospital and the fire station, so I hear them all, but there seems to be an awful lot now. I dare say as I live on a major cut through into the town from the residential areas, I will know pretty soon if something does kick off. Looking at the kids in the park now though, they seem very calm and more inclined to walk the dogs and kick a ball about than run amok.

It was very tense at work today and there have been a lot of rumours of trouble kicking off in the centre, but nothing seems to have happened, which is good because I needed toilet roll! I did pass a police cordon earlier, though I suspect that was due to an accident rather than disorder.

I wonder if PJ Harvey is now regretting calling her new album 'Let England Shake'...