Carbon Footprint

Of course all this cooking will be adding to our ?carbon footprint?. This set Whizz and I on one of those discussions that make me feel like a woolly minded Socialist when in fact I am a woolly minded capitalist. I think! I am not really doing this Girth Mother stuff for Green reasons but […]

Party Time

This Sunday we had a Christmas drinks party which was a great success and underpinned my resolve to avoid the Supermarket. I did have to spend a good deal of time in the kitchen but the sense of achievement made it all worthwhile. The finger food was as follows: Stuffed eggs, miniature sausage rolls, coronation […]

On Recycling

I had a go at being religious once, not so long ago; but the burden of being middle class with all its attendant feelings of guilt meant that the added responsibility to God made each decision a nightmare: Don’t pass on the other side of the street, even if you might catch fleas and give […]

Barker vs Mugabe

Whiz and I settled down one evening a few weeks ago to watch the two Ronnies who have recently returned to our screens. We were a little disappointed in the show and both remarked at how old Ronnie Barker looked and seemed. It was a little sad to see the energetic Fletch. looking so gaunt. […]

On Supermarkets

What would we do without the ubiquitous supermarket? We are repeatedly reminded by farmers that supermarkets are the enemy of British farming, forcing down prices and dictating trading terms. Perhaps this is true. As I have said in my article ‘There’s No Way Out’, we have the society we deserve. Some farmers have used their […]

Education, I?m a Dinosaur

I was somewhat surprised after writing my article ‘There’s No Way Out’, to discover that I appear to be a socialist. But when I start to think about education I see that I am a ‘grey area’, a floating voter, a dinosaur. Is that a bad thing? As my two children are both at very […]

There’s no way out!

This country is financed by a pot of money provided by The Tax Payer. The money is spent on our behalf by The Government. The poorest members of our society are the Non-tax Payers. These people, often through no fault of their own, need extra money from The Pot. Proportionally their health is poorer, they […]