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It was far too frickin freezing this morning to be outside. It was so cold that I even invited a Jehovah’s Witness in for a cup of tea. He politely declined, sensing I was a woman who simply couldn’t be saved and carried on his way. He was after all on a mission from God. […]

In Defense of Fake Food

Something for your Friday morning guffaws, from an article entitled: If five portions a day are so good, how come rabbits and slugs are so stupid? Read Stewart Lee’s masterful piece in The Guardian. The German E coli bean sprout scandal offers damning evidence that all fruits and vegetables are dirty beyond reason, toxic timebombs that have secreted themselves […]

The Myth of ‘Fully Self-Sufficient’

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Many times I’ve heard people claim to want to be fully self-sufficient. With a dreamy look in the eye, they think how peaceful it would be, how simple life would be growing all your own food and living ‘off the land’. Quite frankly, I think these people are mental. They don’t realise how much hard […]

Watching Ray Mears Northern Wilderness

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There’s a whole lot of nature doco-watching going on in our house right now. It’s become the thing to do for us to keep sane while being up at strange hours, spending a lot of time nursing and trying to get a young one to sleep. The flavour du jour is Ray Mear’s Northern Wilderness […]