It has been a long few months of not being able to pop out for a halloumi wrap at lunchtime or drag my husband along for a roast on Sundays, so I could not have been more excited about the prospect of going out for a meal again.
After four months of lockdown most of my male friends are now looking like Supergran, Boris Johnson or something from Lord of the Rings.
What did you miss the most during lockdown? We polled readers of the Herts Advertiser to find out what eatery treats had left a gaping hole in their lives (and stomachs!) while businesses were closed.
A St Albans primary school went virtual for a sports ‘day’ with a difference.
A litter-picking community volunteer group has been formed in St Albans.
A sticker carrying a racist slogan has been flyposted in a St Albans conservation area.
The controversial Harpenden Luton incinerator will not be going ahead, it has been confirmed this week.
A monster trail to support NHS charities is launching in St Albans this Saturday
A St Albans market stall has been heavily criticised for selling toys based on a racial stereotype.
Visitors to St Albans parks are being urged not to drop litter and cause environmental damage during the coming weekend.
At the Herts Ad office, we have been discussing what we missed eating most during lockdown.
A St Albans headteacher has literally gone the extra mile to show pupils what they could expect on their return to school.
Climate change protesters took to the streets of St Albans yesterday.
The owner of a city centre retail business fears social distancing measures could be the first step towards pedestrianisation.
A girls school in Harpenden has this week re-opened after the lockdown.
Three stripy tiger cubs, who were born two years ago today, were given a giant block of frozen blood and water along with a hand-crafted birthday sign at their home at Whipsnade Zoo.
Harpenden schoolchildren have grown a willow tunnel for their school during lockdown.
A sofa has been dumped and left there for a fortnight, a St Albans resident has said.
As the ball has started rolling for premiership team footballers to get up and running again, St Albans City Football Club is top of the league for community spirit.
Nurseries in Harpenden have helped launch an award for nurseries and schools for ages 3+ to support food education and improve long-term health.
Winners of a Harpenden video competition have recently been announced.
Although the government has not yet confirmed if eligible students will receive free meals a St Albans college will offer them regardless.
It’s commonly said that life imitates art, but for St Albans hyper-realist Ana Healey-Turner it might be argued that the opposite is true.
Two charities are working together to help over-60s with emotional support in St Albans during the pandemic.
A St Albans café owner has accused the district council of being ‘draconian’ over COVID-19 issues.
For many people the coronavirus lockdown has meant quality family time and bonding with the neighbours but for others it has not been so easy.
A St Albans woman has celebrated a century of life surrounded by family – at a social distance.
Instead of preparing for their summer concert, a St Albans school has proven that the show can still go on.
A man was arrested for causing a disturbance near St Albans city station last night.
After weeks of lockdown, non-essential shops are back open today and eager for customers.