I see on the news that farmers in some areas are up in arms about the "new" trend of veganism. Particularly in regard to advertisements.
How strange, given the hoorah over the last few years about farmers having their crops of vegetables rejected for being too small/big/ugly, you would think that they ought to be supporting anyone who wants to eat more veg.
It takes a great deal more space, time and money to raise meat than veg.
There is a campaign running for this month encouraging us all to give up tobacco/alcohol/sugar/dairy and meat.
Mixed messages or what.
I have seen a few people on various programs waffling on about the plight of "boat people", for want of a better name, whether they should stop at France/Spain etc as the first country they arrive at. Some questions as to why they then push on to the UK. DUH!
Not one of these peeps offered to take anyone in to their homes.
Not one person, interviewee or interviewer, even hinted that it could be that we are regarded as a soft touch. The word benefits was also strangely absent.
I saw overflowing food waste bins put out for the last 2 collections, these were sitting cheek by jowl with overflowing cardboard bags spewing out chocolate/fast food/ready meal wrappers and the street has been decorated with empty sweet tubs being bowled along by the wind.
I heard someone say, "we didn't touch the fruit, who wants an apple when they can have a Quality Street".
I do not judge but there are much better chocolates out there, Quality Street have been altered beyond recognition.
Better still to buy a selection of bars and pay no "Christmas Premium".
We have quite a bit of sweet stuff in the house, I am so over it, Francesca bought us a selection of posh bars from Fortnum,s and we will enjoy them over a couple of months or so. I did add some very dark chocolate to my beany chilli, very smooth it was as well.
I made it to Llandeilo yesterday, a catch up with Chrissie in the wool shop and with Sue in the fabric shop.
B T W there is a 30% off all fabric on the bolt for a short while in the fabric shop. I did buy some wadding and some solids for a scrappy quilt that is burning a hole in my brain.
I saw Darlene Michaud making a scrappy quilt using 100 different print and size scraps, made up with strips of solid to her finished block size. It was stunning and i see one in my very near future.
Of course once I unpacked it all I remembered that I needed 2 lots of wadding. Oh Dear, I will have to go back. Never Mind I will persevere.
The sewing room is just about to rights now and I am rearing to get in there and start.
Today I want to sort out a couple of knitting WIPs and get them lined up ready to go. I have to have a scan through the patterns to find where I am and then I will get cracking.
Many thanks to you all for your comments on coffee machines and so on. I generally have one cup at some point in the morning, the SO has one cup of tea and then it is coffee all day. I do not think that fresh coffee, in that volume, would be good for him, instant is the lesser of two evils, I think that we will stick with the French Press and just look for a different instant brand.
That,s all for now. dog walking time is almost upon me.