I love the Hairy Bikers

Apologies for lack of posts but since taking on 2 pigs and the kittens growing, my life is not my own! Had a fantastic time at last weekends Herefordshire Food Festival, including compering the awards the night before. The Hairy Bikers were fantastic and Si’s impression of Nigella was a little too close to the real thing which was a bit unnerving. I do love this part of my job, that and writing my columns for the Life Magazines, and with the news this week that Archant has bought out Wye Valley Life, hopefully it will mean connecting once again with some more former listeners. Cows came back last Saturday so fingers crossed and finally moved the hens to the flat so hopefully I’ll get to stay upright in the wet now! Thinking that I’m going to have to give up after dinner speaking as by the time you get to chat, it’s bedtime! Think I’ll concentrate on lunchtimes and afternoons, I have been asked to return to the WI circuit which I’m thrilled about, only thing is they want me to call the talk something, maybe it should be ‘not sure how I got here’!


I’d love to be a kept woman!

I’ve mentioned my idea of becoming a kept woman to Glyn, but all I get in return is that certain look! I’m sure the feeling will wear off,  and I suspect what’s done it is the amount of time it’s taking me to feed and water everything living at Hedgebottom Home, especially when you’ve got 5 week old kittens and piglets to play with, and that’s before I even think about working for a living! Been a busy couple of weeks, we were due to go away but that will have to wait till next year now. Glyn has used his O level in woodwork to build a brand new area for the hens which looks fab, I’ve been doing a lot of digging which is why I’m struggling to walk at the moment, and a pal and I have begun a night class at college in Hereford, I even found myself looking at pencil cases again after 30 years! Herefordshire Food Festival this weekend and I’m compering the Awards evening the night before again, so no doubt will look a bit baggy on the Saturday. Looking forward to working with the lovely Hairy Bikers again too, all that leather!

It’s stopped raining!

Not sure where the last week went, but it involved chatting to a group of Young Farmers and most of them I could have been their mother! We now have 2 pigs, that happened in the week, totally unexpected but we’ve borrowed a couple of Berkshire piglets to clear our patch of woodland. They’re very funny to watch, and it’s amazing what they have achieved already, here’s hoping the electric fence does it’s job as I don’t fancy them getting into the garden now I know what they can do. Great to see Strictly back on the tele, and Anton too. Having danced with him and me not being much taller than Ann Widdecombe, I know exactly what she’ll be thinking whilst holding onto him and that will be ‘my word, he’s very firm.’ Good luck to them, and here’s hoping that newspapers columnists don’t choose to go down the personal route with their comments, never understand why people can be so hateful and mean and it only reflects back on them so why not try writing something nice! Speaking of which, this week should see the kittens starting to play and eat solids so here’s to having eyes in the back of my head.