Soup for the soul

Soup for the soul

When life becomes so bleak that the consumption of homemade cake and pots of tea, and the hugging of random dogs in the park (I still miss Molly dog, and she was a big dog to miss), aren’t quite enough to raise the spirits then there is one other solution.  Soup.  Not the sort that … Continue reading

Crumbs of comfort

Crumbs of comfort

In July I had found myself on a leaky lifeboat and in August I felt washed out and blue but now in September I am on dry land having been buoyed up by copious amounts of tea and sympathy and homemade cake. When all else fails its best to pop the kettle on and chat … Continue reading

Not just the beans need support …

Not just the beans need support …

In a previous Post I mentioned the Grow-a-Grower Campaign organised by Farnham Local Food, a CSA in Surrey.  They were fundraising to help support the training of an Assistant Grower and to cover a few essential necessities. The ‘All or Nothing’ target was £6000 and they had to reach that in four weeks.  If they hadn’t … Continue reading

Hang it all, its almost Summer …..

Hang it all, its almost Summer …..

There is nothing quite like a bit of bunting and an over-exuberance of yarn storming to hasten the arrival of Summer. Ok, it is still technically Spring but we have had a number of days of sunshine and the incessant rain has stopped plus the birds are stomping and chirping like a load of feathery James Brown tribute singers. … Continue reading

How do you grow a grower?

How do you grow a grower?

Just when you think it is safe to live, a new study is published saying that eating a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is not enough; the minimum portions needed to be healthy is now seven.  I love my greens – and reds, oranges, lemons etc but seven seems a lot to pack … Continue reading

Charity begins at home – in the home ….

Charity begins at home – in the home ….

The Poff complained, on one occasion, that it wasn’t fair that he was married to the only woman he had ever met that hated shopping. That isn’t entirely true as I am often tempted into buying a book, although only via the internet and not on the high street, plus I loved buying new pieces of art … Continue reading