Category Archives: hypocrisy

egg tempera..ment

Like a sun tanned Humpty Dumpty, I am cracked and broken. As with H.D, I am basically a good egg but fragile. The last few days have provided me with a cogent and flawless argument against the extension of the … Continue reading

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It was the Sunday before Christmas…

…not that it made any difference, apart from the shops being open. If only those annoying people wouldn’t lie sleeping in the doorways. It’s exactly the sort of thoughtless behaviour that can so easily spoil Christmas.  Just imagine…you’re coming out … Continue reading

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Brussels demand a green Xmas…..

September is long gone, but the leaves of brown show no sign of tumbling down this November although the lyricist would be happy to know that it’s raining. Wherever he was when he penned those lyrics, it wasn’t the Vendee. … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autumn, Childhood memories, Christmas, Cooking, Digital photography, Excellence, fashion, fireplace, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Humour, hypocrisy, Illusion, Kitchens, Landscapes, Olive oil, Photography, Religion, sea salt, The Forest of Mervent, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vendee, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments

Time to draw a line in the breadcrumbs

The sheep in the adjoining field are very keen on bread, in all its varied forms. They are keen on it because we, not being farmers but eaters of farmers’ produce, have fed them the bread, for which we have … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, Excellence, Farming, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, hypocrisy, Italian food, lemons, Mediterranean food, Olive oil, Parmesan, Parmigiana Reggiano, pasta, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, sea salt, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Kharmargeddon….

Had I been going to St.Ives and I saw a man with seven wives, each of whom was  carrying seven sacks filled with cats, I wouldn’t have said hello. As it was, I was going to the boulangerie in our … Continue reading

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The rod that I’ve attached to my back…

..is particularly uncomfortable on a hot day such as this. There is enough clay in the feet that keep me upright, and uptight, on my lofty soap box, to make posh terracotta pots from which everyone can eat their budget … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, desserts, Digital photography, Emotion, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, harmony, Humour, hypocrisy, Panna Cotta, peaches, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, summer, swimming pool, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Note from a stranger to hunger…

In concert with a large percentage of the viewing public, I watched a BBC programme on the prevalence of real hunger, through poverty, in working people in the United Kingdom today. I had just eaten a simple dinner and, if … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cooking, Digital photography, Emotion, Excellence, Fish, fish cookery, Fish stock, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Health, hypocrisy, Illusion, Reality, Salmon, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Tongue tied…..

Being able to make our thoughts public, through “blogs” or “tweets”,  seems to have become a very efficient muzzle. The greater the number of people who read our, ineradicable, words the more cautious we have to become. We are very … Continue reading

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I didn’t hear the news today, oh joy……

One of the stand out advantages that comes with living in the middle of nowhere is the visible lack of newspapers and news. “The News”, as in a newspaper or in a television or radio programme, has become a misnomer … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Dreams, Emotion, Farming, France, harmony, Humour, hypocrisy, Illusion, lifestyle, Memory, Reality, Sunday papers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

I’ll be yours in buttons and bows…..

I had a favourite aunt who was firm in the belief that men put on dresses when they wanted to appear really important, and it appears that the clergy are keen followers of my aunt’s views. The Ku Klux Klan … Continue reading

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