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An attempt at resuming normal service

Avid fans will notice I’ve haven’t been hangin’ around here much lately. I’ve been lacking a bit in the creative-writing inspiration front so I thought it was best to steer clear until my writer’s block disappeared. I’ve not been completely lazy in my absence though – my blogging time has been filled with Nuffield report […]

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Naked ambition

I have a confession to make. If you were at the Farmers Club lunch in London yesterday listening to me speak, in my head you were starkers. Yep, that’s right – completely nakey. Even the tablecloth didn’t spare your blushes. Imagining your audience is naked is one of those age-old tips that’s always bandied about […]

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Havin’ a Wales of a time on the beach

Three days, 285km and 690 photographs later, I’ve finally made it to the end of the Great Ocean Road. I had a long way to drive today so I tried to be really strict with myself and not stop at every signposted viewing area. Having said that, every time I drove past somewhere and then […]

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Why udder cream didn’t work

For those of you who have suffered my tales of back woe on Twitter (and for my mum, who can somehow find her way onto my blog but not to an email inbox) I thought you might be mildly interested to see these pictures. I’ve seen several doctors and physios over the past couple of […]

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Blog flogging

I haven’t written much on here in the last week or so as I figure you’d heard enough from me during my North American blogging marathon. To use the time you perhaps would have otherwise spent perusing my site, perhaps you’d care to mosey on over to some other blogs, written by some of my […]

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The corn belt

I’ve travelled about three hours south of Chicago to a place called Champaign, Illinois. Part of the United State’s corn belt, the countryside of Illinois is very flat, with a perfect mixture of sunshine and rain to be able to grow corn exceedingly well. Apparently the saying goes that it should be knee-high by the […]

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No shortage of water in Cambridge

I know I keep harping on about it, but getting a Nuffield Scholarship is the best thing ever. It’s not just making some brilliant friends who think nothing of letting you invade their home, having a nosey around brilliant farms and businesses and getting to go to some amazing countries. It’s for moments like this: […]

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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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Real interest in Real Food

I’ve got the feeling my stomach’s currently trying to work out exactly why I’ve fed it (in chronological order) olive tapenade, strawberry fudge, sausage in onion marmalade, honey yoghurt, salted chocolate and a venison pasty today. No, it’s not a new diet I’m trying out – I’ve been to the Real Food Festival at Earls […]

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Independent travel

I booked tickets to fly to Chicago and Toronto today for the first leg of my Nuffield study tour. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’m now having to confirm the meetings I’ve been tentatively organising over the past few weeks and I’m already thinking I could’ve done with spending another week travelling around […]

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