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I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Friday, October 7, 2011

On my mind...I'm joining Hugh's Fish Fight

Hubby and I are off to Brisbane for a week or so...and I probably won't be blogging until I come back. While away I'll be supporting hubby in his new employment; which I will tell you about at a later date.
So until my return, I'm leaving you with something I think is a good fight.  

On my Mind.........I find myself glued to the television by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and his Fish Fight in European Waters.....Six months ago Hugh began the fight to stop the outlandish numbers of discarded fish being thrown overboard.......and while my blog is not usually of the demonstration variety...
I do think he is doing a wonderful job....and that's why I wanted to bring it to your attention.

Did you know that HALF OF THE FISH TRAWLED IN THE NORTH SEA WERE BEING DISCARDED? It was actually illegal for the fisherman who catch these 'discards' to keep the fish on-board their trawlers....No matter how upset they (The fishermen) were about it, the fish HAD be returned to the sea, in what ever condition they may be. 

In the footage you can see his passion for the vast waste of fish. When a grown man can proudly display his passion on International Television by shedding tears for the overwhelming numbers of dead loss....well; what else can you do, but support him. You can do this by becoming a fish fighter yourself here.

Hugh's Fish Fight battle continues....and you can read more here.
By supporting the Fish Fight Campaign, your name is added to a letter to be sent to Commissioner Maria Damanaki, members of the Common Fisheries Policy Reform Group, and all MEP's.


Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

760,218.....    what number are you?

To Commissioner Damanaki, Members of the European Parliament and all member state governments, 
I have seen images of dead and dying fish discarded in European waters.
I understand that the current Common Fisheries Policy leads to discarding on a vast scale; for example, half of all fish caught in the North Sea are being discarded because of the current quota system imposed by the CFP.
I want this senseless waste of food to end. I want you to use your influence to  stop this unacceptable  and shameful practice.
I am supporting the Fish Fight campaign to help bring about this vital change in our seas.
While I make a list of things to pack for our trip...and wonder where I put the other hot water flask....
I also want to take special time to thank all my readers for their wonderful comments, emails, letters and thank-you's...I truly am blessed to have such lovely people supporting me. I will be back with more recipes, more gardening tips, more stories and even a give-away that I have mentioned in the past. So explore some of the older posts, look around, have a read....and try something new!
Here's hoping everyone has a lovely weekend!


  1. Thanks for bringing this to your readers' attention - powerful stuff!

    And have a great week in Brisbane :)

  2. It's great to see this on a Blog from the other side of the world :) We have supported the Fish Fight from the early days.
    Enjoy you trip :) Mo

  3. I'm always up for demonstrations and protests and this is worth it.

  4. and they tell us we're over-fishing the seas...what a Catch 22 situation.
    Will get on board with Hugh and you
    Love that pic of you both too btw,
    Enjoy yourself next week,

  5. love your blog and have signed up for the fish fight. More things like this need to be brought to the attention of the general public.

  6. Thanks everyone...In Brisbane at the moment, will be home in a few days and start blogging again possibly Monday....
    I especially loved how Hugh had a chat to the fisherman and then advertised that they would be dumping the discard fish close to shore so everyone could gather the fish to use....at least that lot didn't go to waste. People were lined up with long fishing nets at the ready to scoop up the fish....It seems it doesn't matter where the fish are dumped, as long as they are dumped....and this time the community were able to share in the bounty.

  7. Have supported the Fish fight from the start, great to see the news spread round the world! It is scandalous that the Brussels based Fat cats are forcing fishermen to ditch fish!

  8. I cant remember what number I am but wasting food is never a good thing when so many people are starving to death


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