Category Archives: Inspirations

Food for thought, thought for food

I’ve always enjoyed learning new things.  My current special interest centres on everything to do with food. where does it come from? how was it grown / made / distributed? what cultural history does it have? working to be more … Continue reading

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“We took a charming walk to Charlcombe…”

“…sweetly situated in a little green valley.” So wrote Jane Austen on 2 June 1799.  One recent Sunday we followed in her footsteps.  It was indeed charming.  Here’s a flavour of what we saw along the way.  There may have … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

OK I know it’s Saturday now not Friday, but I have a fix for that: Six on Saturday.  Which as it happens works perfectly, because I couldn’t post this week without mentioning no.6. Practicing optimism: two people I care a … Continue reading

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(Another) five (good) things – on Friday

And this time, it actually is Friday! (So.  Now I’m trying to keep up by getting ahead of myself.  Which means starting to write a post on Wednesday at the latest so I can hit the publish button late Friday, … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

Sorry, missed a week.  Because it was a very busy week.  With many good things. And here’s another busy week.  Also with many good things. (Best of intentions – Friday came and went; so did Saturday and Sunday, with thoughts … Continue reading

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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City Farms and us

We go back a long way, us and City Farms.  Almost all the way, it transpires.  The first City Farm in England was set up in London (Kentish Town) in 1972, growing out of a community arts group (Inter-Action, founded … Continue reading

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