Wartime Wednesday: Pilchard and Cabbage Spread

Wartime Wednesday: Pilchard and Cabbage Spread

In episode 8 of the BBC’s Wartime Farm historian Ruth Goodman decides to do some picnic catering for a party in the park, an event that would have been encouraged under the ‘Holidays at Home’ scheme – an attempt to provide some light relief for...
Grow Comfrey

Grow Comfrey

There have been a lot of days this year that have begun and ended with me despairing over the human race. This week we’ve seen Saudi Arabia, Russia and the USA come together to sabotage a global agreement to do something about climate change. And Brex*t makes me...
Sloth

Sloth

This is my new sloth. It doesn’t have a name yet, I only made it last night. About this time last year, I bought a sew your own hanging sloth kit from the Natural History Museum, as a Christmas present for one of my nieces. She loves animals, and currently wants...
Wartime Wednesday: Kew Gardens

Wartime Wednesday: Kew Gardens

Plant scientists, agriculturalists and horticulturalists played a vital role in World War 2, helping to grow the plants that kept the British people fed, and replaced drugs and other materials that were previously imported. Kew have made a lovely short video about the...
Wartime Wednesday: Bletchley Park

Wartime Wednesday: Bletchley Park

Ryan and I had a day off, so we took a trip out to Milton Keynes to visit Bletchley Park, a stately home that was a top secret location during WW2, the home of the codebreakers who cracked the German’s Enigma code, and helped the Allies win the war. What went on...
Wartime Wednesday: Spam hash

Wartime Wednesday: Spam hash

If you look back at the anecdotes of World War 2 food, people have mixed feelings about Spam. However, I would imagine that when it arrived in 1941 it was quite warmly greeted by a population short on meat and lacking variety in their diet. Without a fridge, an opened...