When I was a child I remember watching my grandfather sit down to a tea which consisted of nothing but new potatoes and butter. If the truth be told I thought this rather potty. I couldn’t have imagined that now I’m old enough to be a grandfather myself I’d be doing the exact same thing. I can now understand the pleasure which my grandfather got from digging the first new potatoes of the season, boiling them with a little salt and lots of mint and then eating them with no accompaniment at all except butter.
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.