I love the summer. It's my favourite
time of year. This year has been particularly bountiful with regards to long
periods of uninterrupted sunshine and I have needed no encouragement whatsoever
to step outside and sensibly and gradually expose my body to the rays. Over a
period of many weeks I have gradually bronzed in a way that has been beyond my
grasp for many years due to the whims and vagaries of the British summer.
Finally, after careful immersion I have achieved a level of poise and
confidence not unlike say mild smugness. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no
means a deep tan, a swarthy layer of earthen masculinity but it is most
definitely noticeable to those who may have whispered the words
"pasty" or "wan git", It has been not just a surprise but a
crushing blow then to discover that my new found glow has not only been
completely ignored, but my lovely wife (who too possesses a not unenviable tan
herself has been the centre of attention because of …
We made a pact a few years ago that we would only leave Meadowcroft if we found somewhere really special to live.
One of the most important things featured on both of our lists was to have stunning views, so when we found our French house - the view just blew us away!
We are still waiting for the sale to go through and so far, it's been nine months since our offer was accepted... The notaire discovered a slight glitch in that the terrace was actually owned by a neighbour. It was then agreed that the present owner of the house was to purchase the terrace and shortly before the sale went through the neighbour unexpectedly died... His estate is now being transferred to his brother, who is more than happy to sell the terrace and we have been asked if we would like to continue to wait.
We are not in any rush and know that our little house will be worth waiting for...
Maybe the exchange rate will be more favourable by the time we go through the sale and in the meantime - we are maki…
The ladies next door have been giving birth in the field.
Their babies are like any other babies - they sleep, they feed, they follow their mums everywhere, they run around, then fall asleep again.
These little beauties are completely unaware of their fate...
But we know...
And this is one thing which makes living here difficult.
How can people eat other beings without feeling terrible?
It just doesn't make sense.
If you are in Cornwall or will be on Saturday 22nd April - do support this event!
Perhaps you have been considering veganism - this Vegan Starter Kit will help you to get started and if you have any questions, need help or ideas for recipes - just ask, we are always happy to talk to folks who want to change their diet for the better.
And in case you haven't seen this on iplayer - Here is Simon Amstell's Carnage.
Please, please think seriously about the food you eat.
Do you want to support murder or compas…