Articles tagged 'rural friends'

Spring Foraging in London

Foraging conjures up images of roaming through countryside picking blackberries and elderflower to make sugary treats, so I must admit I was curious when The Caravan Club invited me (MM's Heather) to Abbey Wood Caravan...

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Photo Call – Summer Solstice Sunset Pics

Today is Summer Solstice and we thought this would be a great opportunity to celebrate some of our favourite sunset pictures posted by members. Want to find out where they were taken?  Click on each image to be taken...

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Beat the January Blues

We know that this is a rubbish time of year for some people but there is no need to succumb to January Blues...you just need to give yourself something to look forward to! Ask someone out on a date Don't sit...

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Mellow Yellow Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

For our last business visit, we decided to keep it local and popped in to see Duncan Farrington, who produces Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil on the family farm near Hargrave, Northamptonshire. Mellow...

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Art and Farming

You may remember that right at the beginning of our Marathon (Week 2 to be precise) we visited Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard in East Sussex.  While we there we spoke to the owner, Roy Cook, about our trip and he...

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Ample Bosom

When Sally and John Robinson were looking for new ways to diversify on their farm near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Sally came up with the idea of selling bras and lingerie on the internet and, in 1999, she launched the...

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Hedge Cutting

Whilst staying on a friend’s farm in East Lothian, we got the chance to have a go at a bit of hedge cutting.  We must admit, it looked pretty easy so we thought it was going to be a doddle but, unfortunately, that...

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Haggis Making

Well we couldn’t go to Scotland without learning a bit more about the legendary haggis, could we? Some say that the haggis is a four-legged Highland creature, which has two short and two long legs to help it run...

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Eco-Friendly Tourism in the New Forest

Although it is England’s smallest National Park at 57,000 hectares, the New Forest prides itself on being the greenest and, with all the chat about carbon footprints and doing your bit for the environment, we headed...

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