The earliest record of a settlement in the area is in AD792 when King Offa (he of Offa's dyke fame) founded a religious house. Now there is a weekly market which attracts lots of people.
|We loved this cute little van selling Marley coffee|
|Attempt at a selfie in a mirror - at least you can see Ken|
We arrived in the churchyard armed with hazelnuts to tempt the beasties as I was sure that would bring them scurrying to greet us. We met a very cute and curious grey squirrel (I know a lot of people think they're vermin but they always make me smile) and in the absence of any of his darker relatives we gave him many hazelnuts. He was so adorable, checking each nut out before scurrying away to bury them.
|Burying a nut in front of a headstone|
The closest we got to a black squirrel was this shy chappy who has a bit of cross breeding going on - if you look closely you can see that he has a black tail and darker patches on his face and arms.
It was a lovely day out communing with the urban wildlife. So if you're ever in Hertfordshire keep an eye open for the mysterious black squirrels.
Until next time,stay safe and be happy.
Pamela and Ken
P.S: Final two pics are of the toilet (yes I know I'm a bit obsessed) in Pitcher and Piano - very much continued the vintage theme.