The Need for Food Education – not a new issue

A few days ago I had a conversation with a local historian about a subject matter relevant to some research that I have been doing for a few years now regarding my local area. One of the themes that we discovered as a result of this conversation is that ideas tend to repeat themselves in … Continue reading The Need for Food Education – not a new issue


The ‘not so idyllic’ countryside

The English countryside is often painted as a Constable or a Turner; 'an idyll to retreat to'; 'an urban playground'. However, not only is it also a place where many make their living, it is a place that creates a great number of difficulties for those who live there, particularly the elderly. In fact, a … Continue reading The ‘not so idyllic’ countryside

Goats and Reflections on Summer Writing

Firstly, apologies that I have not been writing on thinkingcountry for a while. This is because I have been away working on a goat dairy farm in Somerset (wwoofing for those in the know) - an experience I have taken a lot from. The farm is based at Wookey near Wells in Somerset, and is … Continue reading Goats and Reflections on Summer Writing