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Keeping it Simple

Since the beginning of the year we have removed car loads of junk and ‘stuff’ either to the tip or to the charity shop. This consisted of (amongst other things): Magazine supplements going back over 10 years Clothes that have not been worn for decades Old newspapers...

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Thinking and Evolving

In the chaos that is life, we can find it increasingly difficult to pause, to take a step back and breathe, and to think clearly about our situation or the task at hand. The ability to do this simple thing can make a radical difference to the way we cope with everyday...

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Paleof(x) 2017

It's that time again! The biggest and the best Paleo conference this weekend with a fantastic line-up of speakers. Wish I was there but looking forward to catching some of the presentations via the LIVESTREAM Check out the SCHEDULE. The following sessions look...

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Wild Celebration

We do not have a large deer population in the Brecon Beacons but numbers in Wales have certainly increased over the last few years and continue to do so (although further towards the Wye Forest populations are much larger). Of our native species, Fallow Deer are the...

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Abergavenny Food Festival

We had a great day out at Abergavenny Food Festival at the weekend. The sun was shining and there was a fantastic atmosphere with huge crowds at this increasingly popular foodie festival. The event has been running since 1999 and having not visited for quite a few...

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Marvellous Mutton

We tried a leg of mutton yesterday for Sunday lunch from John and Patsy Price over at Bryn Belted Galloway Beef and it was fantastic. It was the first time we have cooked roast mutton and have been eager to try it. The flavour...

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PPP Catch-up 18/08/15

Things have been really busy in the vegetable garden and we are getting back on top of things at last – see the photos below. At the moment we are harvesting kale, chard, lettuce, carrots, beetroots, onions, basil, rhubarb, mini curcurbits called Melothrie from...

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Grazing For Change

The videos from the Grazing For Change conference have recently been released and I have been working my way through them over the weekend. Wow! There is so much amazing content and I thoroughly recommend them. The conference was organised by the Jefferson Center for...

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PPP Round-Up 23/04/15

Mega-busy time in the vegetable garden at the moment – read my article Return to the Garden for more on that. Seeds progressing nicely, despite a mouse/bird attack on the lower shelf of the staging in the greenhouse. All replanted and we will just have to cease using...

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Return to the garden

'To dwell is to garden.' Martin Heidegger If there is anything that makes us appreciate and reflect upon the passing of time it has to be gardening. When we garden, things are governed by the days, weeks, months, seasons and years in a way that is often forgotten in...

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PPP Round-Up 28/03/15

Great article from Caveman Doctor regarding supplements for cancer patients: Never, Ever Drink This "Nutritious" Beverage. The Doc has been posting some fantastic articles recently. Posted my reply to the recent Guardian article by Jason Wilson: Paleo:...

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PPP Round-Up: 22/03/15

Here's what I have been up to: Looking forward to hearing all about Paleo f(x) 2015. Can’t wait to see the videos. The talk by Travis Christofferson on the Metabolic Theory of Cancer and Emily Deans' talk on the Microbiome and Mental Health look very interesting....

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Clean labels, dirty tricks?

‘What is a little worrying that when asked, more than half of consumers didn’t know that sodium chloride was salt. We shouldn’t be surprised that consumers don’t understand a lot of the ingredients on the back of the pack but that doesn’t make them bad ingredients…...

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