Rural People & Issues
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Treat with care!
I get quite cross when I am at the checkout and I find my hard-worked-for goods are treated with disrespect.
Cabbage a la Middelmost
One of the key things at this time of the year is to not waste all of the hard work you have put into your vegetable garden.
Time ... how do you make time? Time is my New Year's Resolution. "Take time out to smell the roses" ... easier said than done. But done it's going to be and I started by recognising what I already do.
A timely reminder
Talking about my mother's last article reminded me of something she always did at this time of the year.
The best makeup
I was in at the Doctors flicking through the magazines as you do and I found myself reading an advertorial for a life-saving, youth-returning, new-to-the-market foundation type makeup.
A matter of taste...
With Xmas just around the corner, chocolate (and many things related to chocolate) seem to be constantly in my face.
As is, where is
Desperation does not have pride and when you are desperately trying to achieve something financially
Resourcefulness. A transferable skill that poverty-stricken people hone to a high level.
Sunflowers for Xmas
I called in to see a friend and found her on her hands and knees planting sunflower seeds - she had an ice-cream container of them.
Tamarillos save the day
Don't you hate it when you think you'd made enough jam/pickle/chutney/relish to last to the next season … and you hadn't? My fault.
The Bafor and the Bahafta is what my Dad used to say as he surveyed his day’s battle with the garden.