Thursday, 5 June 2014

I don't think we have quite got into the rhythm of this blog

Apologies, yet again, for last week's missing blog.  Sorry, we (I) am not too good at this.

One of the things (one of the many things) that I was doing last week, (instead of writing the blog), was preparing some leaflets for Bicester's Big Lunch which I had been invited to attend in order to promote our box scheme.

I was reluctant to give up a lovely sunny Sunday in the garden especially when it meant spending the day in the middle of a town.  I still mourn the loss of the afternoon but my time was not wasted and I met some very friendly people.  I was cynical about the value of a community lunch in the centre of a town but was pleasantly surprised at how just putting lots of chairs and tables along the pedestrianised areas attracted people to stop a while.  It made me realise that there are very few places where one can inexpensively socialise in bigger groups.  By simply making this space the Big Lunch had encourage people to come out with their neighbours and friends into a space which could accommodate larger groups and they came out in large numbers and it was a huge success.  Well done the organisers and all the helpers!

In the box this week the potatoes are Lady Balfour - a good all-purpose potato.  As well as carrots and onions, this week's box contains butternut squash, celery, wet/fresh garlic, tomatoes, and frilly lettuce or salad.  The fruit bag has apricots and lemons in addition to the usual apples, oranges and bananas.

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