Tag Archive for 'Farmers Weekly'

How farming can butter up journalists

The past few weeks have been very quiet in Farmers Weekly Towers. At one point, there were so few people in the office that I was worried I’d got confused and accidentally come to work on a Sunday. The supply of serious news always tail off during the summer months thanks to the end of […]

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Mercosaur sighting #2

I wonder if the artist who drew the illustration for page 20 of this week’s issue of Farmers Weekly had seen my Mercosaur picture. Coincidence? Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a […]

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Settling back in

I’ve avoided blogging for a week or so, partly to give you a rest and partly because I didn’t trust myself not to just whinge about the fact that England is BLOODY FREEZING. In just 24 hours on a plane I lost 35 degrees. Seriously, I don’t remember it being this cold before. And what’s […]

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Dear Pierre Cardin…

…your suitcases suck. Big time. There’s nowt like being forced to drag what feels like a bag of rocks through a busy train station and then down busy pavements in blazing sunshine after the wheel on your case explodes. It’s even better when you somehow manage to find yourself on cobbled streets you never knew […]

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Brisbane: it’s not that bad.

After much sensible discussion and guidance from Magnum, I decided to travel straight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane. Briso, as probably nobody else calls it, is the state capital of Queensland and is the first proper city I’ve been to in the last month. When I got off the coach I felt like kissing the […]

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My leaving party

It was so nice of the big cheeses at FW Towers to throw me a going-away party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane yesterday. Thanks to the 1200 or so people who made the effort to turn up, and to the Prince of Charles for the video message – it was much -appreciated. […]

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The wall of terror

Of all the things to be confronted by when you arrive at the NEC in Birmingham at 7.30 am, a giant wall emblazoned with your ugly mug isn’t really what you want to see. Just look what the Farmers Weekly stand at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show is adorned with: Thank goodness I’m behind […]

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Meat, milk and beer – the perfect way to spend a day

Having seen some great farms together in the United States, the UK Nuffield 2010 Crew decided to keep things a bit closer to home yesterday with a trip to Staffordshire. While a few of us were missing (bad luck to Princess and Peckie for the annoyingly-timed dry spell), we met at fellow scholar George Finch’s […]

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They’re not clones, okay?

If I read one more headline about cloned cows being in the food chain, I think I’m going to scream. Let’s get this straight, people. You haven’t eaten a clone. You haven’t drunk the milk produced by a cloned cow. Even if you had, it wouldn’t kill you, cause you to grow an extra arm […]

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Sojourn to Cereals

Apologies for all those waiting with baited breath for news about the naked Scottish sheep, I’ll get around to it at some point, honest. I’ve been a bit busy entertaining some Nuffield chums who have come over from Australia to follow a strict, miliatary-esque itinerary of farm trips, meetings and a couple of days at […]

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