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  • John Ball's Diary

    Monday, December 22BoS always has one eye on the future, but that eye strayed a little too far last week - a whole week too far in fact (pictured below).Some...

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    John Ball's Diary 21.12.14

    Wednesday, December 17THE 'historic Georgian market town' of Ampthill saw its own version of Battle of the Bands when half the local brass band played carols in...

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    John Ball's Diary 14.12.14

    Monday, December 8DEAR pedants,I do love it when you get on your high horse and send BoS a rude email pointing out an error. I have a frank admission to make...

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    John Ball's Diary 7.12.14

    Sunday, November 30PUTNOE motorist and avid BoS reader Hardeep Saggu has sent me this snap (pictured right) of the white markings on the A421 where the...

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    John Ball's Diary 30.11.14

    Monday, November 24A READER draws our attention to some recently laid slabs outside Peacocks 
auction house in Bedford (pictured right).All looks to be in order...

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    John Ball's Diary 23.11.14

    Monday, November 17I HAVE made the foolish mistake of making a trip to the bank at lunchtime. Now I don't think it's official Barclays promo but someone must...

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    John Ball's Diary 16.11.2014

    Tuesday, November 11SNAPPER Richard Marsham is dispatched to Ampthill to take a last minute picture of some local businessmen around the Christmas tree ahead of...

  • Jess Grugeon

    The state of my wheelchair seems to be becoming a bit of a theme of my posts, for that I do apologise. As I depend on it daily to take me into town or wherever...

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    John Ball's Diary 9.11.2014

    Tuesday, November 4NOW I know David Cameron is a busy man and I'm sure he needs to let off some steam every now and then.However, when scrolling down my Twitter...

  • Jess Grugeon

        Last week was really not a good week. I left my flat fairly early on Monday morning, hoping to go to get my bloods taken, not realising quite...

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    John Ball's Diary 2.11.14

    Monday, October 27WE receive a press release about a refurbishment being carried out at Ampthill Post Office. What tickles me is that the quote from the...

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    John Ball's Diary 26.10.14

    Tuesday, October 21I'D certainly noticed it was a bit cooler but that hurricane caused more havoc than I realised, blowing in a proper chill - that is according...