I was delighted to hear Stuart Higginson, Britain’s Best Butcher, whose shop happens to be at the end of our road in Grange, on Radio 4 talking about “beelocal”. Stuart, a big bloke in every way, who looks and sounds the part, is one of the reasons living in Grange is special. You can’t miss his shop because it’s the one with two lines of queues out onto the street. He has some land in Yewbarrow Wood where he keeps rare-breed pigs and when I started in the pig line he gave me some stock and showed me how to look after it. Now he’s a part of beelocal, a business which delivers local food and wine to your door. Just like Tesco Direct. Except that unlike Tesco Direct, all the produce of beelocal comes from local family owned businesses. This picture is of Bruce a delivery man with one of the two beelocal delivery vans. Bruce explained to me the astonishingly brilliant computerised system which enables them to deliver fresh produce for Slow Life to your door every day. See here for the link, (unfortauntely, beelocal had to close up shop, but the idea remains extremely interesting, yet beautifully simple).