Category Archives: vendors

Morrison’s Market Street

Hmmm… interesting.  I’m not sure what to make of Morrison’s new market street concept.  Our local Morrison’s got the make over in the last few weeks and has now reopened complete with a hugely diversified range of vegetables kept on … Continue reading

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Edible Garden Show

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to the Edible Garden Show.  OK, so it was well within our comfort zone to spend a day hearing introductory talks on bee keeping, sausage making, cheese making and veg … Continue reading

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The other people’s supermarkets

I spent a very pleasant evening last night with my feet up (they’ve been poorly, not terribly poorly, but poorly enough for me to want to spend time with them up) in bed with a laptop watching The People’s Supermarket at … Continue reading

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Shopping with the senses, lessons from Supa Noanna

His Nibs is a great fan of Juzo Itami.  Itami was a japanese director who wrote charming and romantic satires on japanese life, in which bravery, effort and team work wins through against the worst social ills, including the mob. … Continue reading

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shower scene with lions

I’ve had comments, so perhaps I should explain that I’ve not been missing; the whole of winter has been a dream and now its time to emerge from the shower.  Which’ll mean nothing to those who didn’t watch dodgy American … Continue reading

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Seedy

Time to put our seed order in! Thanks to the allotment we get to order our seeds in bulk, through the allotment society and Kings seeds – which works out a bit cheaper than standard methods. It feels like a … Continue reading

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Travels with white fly

You know you’re just too attached to your home grown veggies when you feel the need to take them on holiday with you. We’re on holiday right now – albeit in a bring the laptop to do bits and bobs … Continue reading

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Milk Robbers!

Milk Robbers it were! Now we’ve had milk bottles broken into and knocked over (birds were the top suspect there, but the problem was solved by a set of small flower pots to put on top of the milk). We’ve … Continue reading

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Ashton Farmers Market

Today was the last Sunday of the Month, which is Farmers Market day at Ashton-under-Lyne. It took us a wee while to find out about Ashton Farmers Market.  Having trundled round some relatively far flung locations, it came as a shock that … Continue reading

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Smokin’

Oooh lots of food type activities this weekend – lots of local food and interesting ideas about sustainability and obesity. For now I’ll report on… The Cheshire Smokehouse It hadn’t occurred to me until I saw an episode of 10 … Continue reading

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