The fruit picking season has started in earnest. Last week, while I was away, Margaret picked 7 lbs of strawberries and today I picked the first of the blackcurrants (3 1/2lbs) and raspberries (1 1/2lbs) plus 4 lbs of gooseberries. I forgot the first rule of fruit picking in our garden- wear wellington boots, whatever the weather. If you don’t, the red ants will be up your trouser leg in a jiffy. The bite of the red ant is pretty vicious and gets more painful the higher up your leg they reach. Today I was reminded very forcibly that there’s no gain without pain.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.