Category Archives: Technology

Fifty Years for the Sole Inhabitant

You may or may not be aware…. But today is maestro Thomas Dolby’s magnificent Fiftieth Birthday. For those of you who aren’t aware, he’s one of the most pioneering popular music artists of this & the last century, penning unusual … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Entertainment, History, Life, October 2008, Science, Technology | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dairy Eventfulness

Buzzing socialites that we are, today was a chance for another off-the-Ffarm adventure: this time, our first visit to the annual Dairy Event which is held at the Royal Showground, Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. The day began extremely early with pre-dawn … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, News, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Technology | 4 Comments

Life in a Vacuum: Dark Matter

The end of the world is nigh. No, really; it’s official – at least, that’s what some of the science sceptics tell us.  Next week, what is arguably the largest & most complex scientific experiment ever conducted will be activated … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, News, Science, September 2008, Smallholding, Technology | 3 Comments

Factory Farmers

A clear, cold morning was revealed as the sun rose brightly above haze-obscured Bologna. Over a leisurely breakfast of fruit, yogurt & cheeses we debated whether to attend the tour of Carpigiani’s factory or drive to our favourite vineyard, Castello di Brolio, a … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, February 2008, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Restaurants, Technology, Travel | Leave a comment

Style (ish)

“I‘m so glad you persuaded me that we should drive to Gatwick last night”, I mused with a contentedly relaxed sigh as I reluctantly pulled back the warm hotel duvet & chanced the chilly bathroom to fill the tiny kettle for … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, February 2008, Food, Ice Cream, Technology, Travel | Leave a comment

In the Pudding Club….?

Morning, & still the rain poured down on the little Ffarm. Thankfully, the storm seemed to have wearied itself; & the relentless rain dwindled to a dismal drizzle until by lunchtime, it had petered out altogether.  I discussed the possibility of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Diary, January 2008, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Technology, Travel | Leave a comment

Washed Out

Tony seems to be coming down with that nasty virus again; he stayed in bed until 3pm whilst I dealt with the farm on my own, interspersing outdoor activity with paperwork as it was another damp, gloomy day for working outside.  … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, January 2008, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Smallholding, Technology | Leave a comment

Mucky Business

 Darn it, the washing machine has broken down – yet again.   The company who manufactured the machine – Hotpoint – have made it clear that they not in the slightest bit interested, even though it’s a design fault which is … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, January 2008, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Technology | Leave a comment

Picture Purrfect

Ugh, for some reason I suffered a restless night; probably because I was turning business branding over & over in my head; plus there was the less-than-pleasant prospect that Tony would be going away, again; this time, absent for my ‘milestone’ … Continue reading

Posted in December 2007, Diary, Life, Technology | Leave a comment

Black Sheep Blues

Another tranquil day today, although as some stubborn, lingering low cloud threatened to spoil our day with rain we kept the goats in – just in case – frustratingly, we needn’t have bothered.  Next time I’ll trust my insticts & turf ’em out for some fresh … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cheese, Dairy, December 2007, Diary, Entertainment, Life, News, Smallholding, Technology, Writing | Leave a comment