Tag : Society/politics

Pumpkin carving - a wonderful craft

Halloween is a bit too scary for me but I am rather fond of a bit of pumpkin artistry

At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I’m not a fan of Halloween. But why? Despite my age, I’m not overly concerned with the commercialisation of the day although I sympathise with parents who shudder at the thought of another round of expense in the run up to Christmas. I’m also well aware of how hotly anticipated the evening is by children – when asked to choose their favourite festival, my own great grandchildren were hard pushed to choose between Halloween and Christmas.

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An Inspector Calls

As our smallholding operation became more serious, we began to think about whether we needed to let the authorities know what we were doing and whether we might be able to get any help. So I contacted the local office of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Events in Paris

Like all personal freedoms, self-sufficiency thrives when it is embedded in a community that is committed to nurturing and defending it.

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Events in Paris- blog