Going way back a good few years, we used to all sit in an office and tap away at computers, I don't miss those days. There is nothing like being out in a field, meeting people, talking about all things food (and drink), meeting loads of interesting people, learning lots of new things. I've never been too fussy about what I eat but I certainly care more about what I eat these days. Obviously, I only have Himalayan salt in my grinder, only eat steak from cows that have been fed beer, and I absolutely have to have the finest Brazilian beans, freshly ground for my coffee :-D
Seriously tho, where food comes from does matter to me. It makes sense to me that food shouldn't be flown around the globe to get to my plate and animals should always be looked after in the best possible way. I'm hoping this year we can showcase these things more than ever.
It's funny what you learn in life and the things you do - we're all learning all the time. Every year something new comes to the fore and new challenges come up. It's a great job! There's even something special about those moments late on a Monday when the last few of us are doing a final litter sweep across the field. My dads normally there too, so despite it seeming like the last chore before you put your feet up, with GBFF even that is actually fun!
Away from the events, I've gone all Good Life and now live in the countryside. I grow my own veg and even make the odd jar of Damson jam. After my recent "midlife-crisis trip around India" I've become a Buddhist and got into yoga, maybe I'll become a vegi and stop drinking too. Urm, maybe next year :-)
News posted on Tuesday 16th March