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Pig Business Documentary by Tracy Worcester

| May 22, 2010

Went to see Pig Business film by Tracy Worcester last Tuesday at York City Screen. The screening was organised in conjunction with Slow Food North Yorkshire who are a group passionate about food and locally sourced and ethically produced food. Tracy Worcester is a passionate campaigner for animal welfare and she is against industrialised farming [...]

Book Review – Chickens, Mules And Two Old Fools By Victoria Twead

| December 12, 2009

I recently bought myself the book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead after I came across Victoria on twitter and had exchanged a few communications relating to Spain where Victoria now resides and where the book is set. I love reading and this book is a perfect gift for a book worm, [...]

Organic Places To Stay UK And Ireland – A Book By Linda Moss

| April 16, 2009

Do you farm organic, garden organic, eat organic or just believe in the principles of organic? If so then have you thought of holidaying organic? I was recently introduced to the work of Linda Moss by my good farmingfriend Helene over at Countryside Connection. Linda has written a book about organic places to stay in [...]

Alpaca Socks From Perilla

| April 4, 2009

Early last week I received some gorgeous alpaca socks in the post from Perilla. As you can see they were carefully wrapped. I first heard about Perilla via the Countryside Connection website for rural businesses. I was delighted to receive my 3/4 length ribbed socks in indigo for me to gear test or welly test [...]

Countryside Connection – More Than Just A Directory Of Rural Businesses

| March 16, 2009

Do you have a rural business ? If so then you may want to consider becoming a member of the Countryside Connection website. At first glance you may think that this is just another directory of rural businesses but you would be wrong. The founder, Heléne Leichter-Saxby goes to great lengths to make sure that [...]

Favourite Egg Recipes Book

| December 8, 2008

An excellent book for those who love eating eggs or those of you that have your own chickens and ducks and need new recipes for all your surplus eggs is the Favourite Egg Recipe book. I bought this book at the weekend and we have already tried one of the recipes, duchess eggs which I’d [...]

Mark Eccleston’s Calendar

| October 24, 2007

I recently bought Mark Eccleston’s calendar from Lulu as I admire his work. I was very impressed with the calendar when it arrived. All the photographs are excellent but here is a sneak preview of my favourite photograph in the collection. If you want to see the other photographs then visit the Lulu site. This calendar is good value [...]

2008 Calendar For A Special Cause

| October 23, 2007

  I recently bought Drew Bennett’s calendar from Lulu as I greatly admire his photographs. I also wanted to support Drew because he has created this calendar to raise money for the Machinski family and their battle against cancer. I was very impressed with the calendar when it arrived. All the photographs are excellent but here [...]

Classic Pork Sausages From The Blue Pig Company

| October 19, 2007

This week is British Sausage Week so what better way to celebrate than by having our favourite sausages – the classic pork sausage from The Blue Pig Company for lunch. Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 30 minutes in a hot oven with a little water in the bottom of the tin. Served with mashed potatoes, beans and [...]

Baby’s Bib From Cafepress

| October 18, 2007

I recently created a “Cool Chick” range of cafepress products. I decided to order the “Cool Chick” baby bib priced $7.99 (approx £3.99). I was impressed with the baby bib when it arrived. The bib is a good size and made from 100% cotton. The photograph has reproduced very well onto the fabric. I have given this bib to two of my [...]