Category Archives: New Year

If Heineken made a year….it wouldn’t be this one

  The cold but radiantly sunny morning found me filled with a sense of purpose as I motored along peaceful winding lanes towards an isolated house in the countryside on a mission of mercy. Once inside that house, through some simple manipulations, I … Continue reading

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One fine morning….

A grey morning found me cutting firewood behind the house. The squeak of an old barn door opening announced the arrival of Annie, one of our neighbours. Annie and her husband Remy have raised Charolais beef cattle for the last … Continue reading

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The first cut is the deepest…and often the best..

This is a simple and delicious recipe from the pen of Patricia Wells. Enjoy.

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A little piece…

There’s not a lot left of 2012. Within a few hours it will have been consigned to history, albeit a very clear history owing to the millions of instagrams, billions of tweets and trillions of irrevocable, bare assed, Facebook entries … Continue reading

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