Eggs

Down on the farm

The rain was falling. Fat, heavy droplets hit the ground, sending the earth flying into the air. We all head for cover: me, the farmer, the students and the chickens. It seems that no one is a fan of heavy rain. Peering out at the downpour from the welcome cover of their chicken house, the…

Runner

All by myself

My last post was all about revolutions and, in a way, so is this one. But revolutions of a different sort. This time I am talking about running revolutions; laps of a field. Not, as you may imagine, as some sort of penance for crimes committed upon my fellow man, but as a form of…

Jamie Oliver

Bitesized: Food Revolution Day

Jamie Oliver – you may have heard of him – is running an online petition under the banner of Food Revolution Day. Or, if you are more twitteraly-inclined, #foodrevolutionday. In his words: My wish is to create a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people…

Worried

Should we fear the multi-coloured caterpillar?

You may have spotted that, in-between running around in an endless attempt to keep myself fit, my current quest is to try to untangle the complicated and confusing web of information that has been spun around the food we eat. Because I think that it is important, and because I think that I ought to know…

ConfusedRB

It’s decision time…

There hasn’t been a General Election since I began this blog. No opportunities to shout my political views from the rooftops. No reason to write a tub-thumping, barnstorming piece about my chosen cause. Until now, that is. Today the country decides. Except, really, it doesn’t. The country is an abstract, barely held-together concept. It is…

Run this way

Things I now know

Lest we forget, after my recent run of alcohol-soaked blogging, that the whole point of this blog is to try to balance the good with the good. That’s the good (to eat and drink) with the good (for me and my continued longevity). And the thing that has best represented my increased interest in my…

Mikeller Brown and friends

Bitesized: Jackie Brown

Last year, awash with things to write about and, if I’m honest, not enough hours in the day with which to write about them, I started a series of smaller blog posts. Minor morsels of my writing. Small segments of stuff. And now seems like the right moment to dust down those little bites of blogging.…