Wot, no cider rage?
PUBLISHED: 12:40 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009
THE latest issue of men s mag FHM found its way into the WHT office this week. Not a publication I usually read, I hasten to add, but the front cover happened to catch my eye - as it featured our very own Alesha Dixon. And I was interested to read the int
THE latest issue of men's mag FHM found its way into the WHT office this week.
Not a publication I usually read, I hasten to add, but the front cover happened to catch my eye - as it featured our very own Alesha Dixon.
And I was interested to read the interview the Strictly winner gave inside, especially as the Garden City was mentioned.
"You come from WGC," the magazine said. "There's no football team and nobody in our office knows where it is. What should we know about your 'hood?"
The pop princess replied that it was a tiny little new town, had lots of woods and horses, a Shredded Wheat factory, and that Nick Faldo was from here.
"Sounds captivating," the interviewer continued. "Is it plagued by a rural crime wave fuelled by boredom and cider rage?"
Not so, according to Alesha. It's quiet, and you rarely hear a police siren or an ambulance.
She added that Saturday nights were sometimes plagued by fighting teenagers, but that was pretty much it.
Not sure she's talking about the same Garden City I know and love - but what do you, the readers, think?
As for FHM not knowing where we are, would anyone care to let them know what else they should know!
Email me your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
# Meanwhile I have had reports of strange behaviour from my boss, the editor.
It appears he had been spotted diving in and out of his local pub in Welwyn in a somewhat furtive manner.
Now, if he was a smoker, that would not be an issue. I see this behaviour all the time now the habit is banned from inside pubs. But he is not.
Further investigation revealed the answer.
He had been going outside to use his mobile phone - to vote for Alesha during Strictly Come Dancing!