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The Lockdown Lowdown Podcast

We’ve launched a new podcast called The Lockdown Lowdown with Happeninginherts

It features all the latest news on which services and restaurants are still operating around Hertford, Ware and surrounding areas, what’s happening in the community plus interviews with fab local businesses, local groups doing interesting things during the lockdown and tips and advice.

Check out our latest episode!

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Episode 13: Vicki Driscoll, Stanstead Abbotts Christmas Hamper Project

All the latest news on what’s happening business-wise in Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon and surrounding areas, plus we talk to Vicki Driscoll who is heading up the village project to bring goodies and joy to local people in need at Christmas. Plus Graham Mack and Piper discuss the perils of DIY.

Vikki Patis (Courtesy Vikki Patis)

Episode 12: Hertford author Vikki Patis

All the latest news on what’s happening business-wise in Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon and surrounding areas, plus an interview with Hertford-based psychological thriller writer Vikki Patis and the usual silliness with Graham Mack. 

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Episode 11 – Kayleigh Short from Mum’s Guide to Hertford on half-term & Hallowe’en

All the latest on what’s happening business-wise in Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon and surrounding areas, plus Kayleigh Short from Mum’s Guide to Hertford on what to do for Hallowe’en and half term with the kids and why Graham Mack has become my son’s artistic muse…

Decluttering
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Episode 10 – Decluttering with Ali Lawrence

Episode 10 includes an interview with Happeninginherts contributor Ali Lawrence about decluttering your home and donating to charity post-lockdown, plus all about her involvement in community cinema Epping at the Movies and feel-good film recommendations. Plus there’s shout-outs to local pubs reopening and Graham Mack reveals a dilemma he faces in his new audio book narration career.

My hubby & avid grower Douglas Smith

Episode 9 – Giant sunflowers with Douglas Smith

In Episode 9, avid gardener and Happeninginhert’s founder Piper Terrett’s husband Douglas Smith explains why there is a giant sunflower in their back garden which is steadily growing higher than the house. And there’s all the latest news on what’s reopening in the local area, plus Graham Mack and Piper chat about everything from homemade facemasks to car boot sales and audio books.

Episode 8 – Graham McKendry, Old Cross Tavern

In Episode 8 we talk to Graham McKendry, manager of the Old Cross Tavern in Hertford about their new takeaway beer services and the difficulties pubs face post-lockdown, plus there’s all the latest news about what’s reopened locally and fun and banter with Graham Mack.

Episode 7 – Luke LaVelle on lockdown haircuts

Episode 7 features an interview with Luke LaVelle, owner of LaVelle’s Salon in Stanstead Abbotts, on how to cut hair in Lockdown and avoid haircutting disasters, plus their plans for reopening in July. There’s also a fab Youtube video above that goes alongside this where Luke demonstrates how to cut gents’ and ladies’ hair. Plus there’s all the latest news on what’s happening in Hertford, Ware and Hoddesdon and surrounding areas, and fun and banter with Graham Mack about the time he got to be the Reverend Mack on telly.

Covid-19 scams
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Episode 6 – Marcus Alexander on Covid-19 scams

Episode 6 features a chat with Marcus Alexander on how to avoid Covid-19 scams. Marcus lives in Hertford and has worked for many years on campaigns within the financial services industry to protect people from scams. He also featured in episode 2 talking about making bread – he is a man of many talents! Plus there’s all the latest news on what’s reopened in Hertford, Ware and Hoddesdon, plus fun and banter with Graham Mack about the time I wrote an expose by accident…

Episode 5 – Penny Bird & Harpenden Characters

Episode 5 features an interview with Herts photographer Penny Bird on her new Harpenden Characters project and her search for participants, plus all the latest news on what’s reopened in Hertford, Ware and Hoddesdon and why Graham Mack is now living in a cupboard…

Twist Teas

Episode 4 – Twist Teas & the Hertford Arts Society

Episode 4 includes all the latest news about which garden centres are reopening, plus interviews with Nicky Kavanaugh and Claire Ayres of Twist Teas in Harpenden about how to make the perfect calming brew in lockdown – listen in to find out how to get a free sample! – plus Geoff Bennett, acting chair of Hertford Arts Society, on taking their Spring Show online, and fun and banter with the one and only Graham Mack

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Episode 3 – JB Canines and Mum’s Guide to Hertford

Episode 3 features interviews with Janette Bishop, canine behaviourist at JB Canines on how to stop your pup misbehaving on lockdown, Kayleigh Short of the Mum’s Guide to Hertford on keeping the kids entertained, plus all the news on what’s reopened and fun & banter with Graham Mack…

Episode 2 – Replenish Refill & the Hertford Foodswappers

Episode 2 features interviews with Emma Riddle of Hertford’s Replenish Refill Shop, the Hertford Foodswappers on how to make bread if you don’t have much flour, plus Graham Mack’s lockdown visit to A&E…

Vic Hobson Mudlarks Cafe Hertford

Episode 1 – Mudlarks Cafe & Douglas Smith

Episode 1 includes interviews with Vic Hobson of Mudlarks Cafe and Allotments and Douglas Smith, local grower, on gardening in lockdown.

Graham Mack

Our regular special guest – Graham Mack

Plus a new feature is banter with the one and only Graham Mack – Hitchin resident, radio superstar and former boss of Bob FM and Fix Radio.

Our podcast is currently available to listen to here on Anchor – we recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge to listen in – plus has just been accepted onto iTunes and CastboxFM.

If you’d like to be interviewed or have some news we can include on it, get in touch with us at Happeninginherts@gmail.com

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