Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Why I love River Cottage

I don't watch alot of TV but I am a huge fan of River Cottage. For the clueless, this good natured guy named Hugh Fearnley moved into the River Cottage in Dorset, rural England to grow and rear his own food.

That was in 1998. Now his cottage is teeming with animals and a gorgeous vegetable garden that is so seductively productive. Every week, we follow him as he goes about harvesting beetroots and sweetpeas before proceeding to cook them in the kitchen.

It's a rustic lifestyle and I love everything about it. Well, maybe not the animal rearing part because he rears his own poultry and pigs for eating. I would love to rear them but I can't bear to eat them!

The best thing is, he helps people in the neighbourhood grow vegetables and fruits in their own backyards too. In a nutshell, it's about self-sufficiency, food integrity, and the consumption of local, seasonal produce.

Maybe other women like watching hot guys and soap operas, I look forward eagerly for Hugh to appear on TV at night. In case you're wondering, Hugh is nerdy and eccentric, always dressed in unfashionable woolly sweater and boots. A pair of thick glasses perched on his nose, unruly mop of hair and chubby cheeks complete the picture.

Curious about him, I went in search of more information and found a whole load about him on Wiki. Woah, he's a smart fella indeed. He was educated in Eton and Oxford! And he was voted Man of the Year in the Whickham Lifestyle Competition for 3 years running.


So it is no surprise why I adore this guy. Apparently many women do too. One thing for sure, having him around the house will ensure that you'll be well fed all year round. Who cares whether he looks hot or not! Lucky wife and kids!

8 comments:

The World According To Me said...

I love this show too. He is a genius and I think his wife and kids are very lucky!

charlie hotel said...

Where's me Wellies?

Blur Ting said...

World - Oh, you do too!! Nice isn't it? Too bad, it comes on only once a week.

Blur Ting said...

CH- Oh pleezz! Have you converted?

Nick Phillips said...

Both wifey and me enjoy this show too :D

petunialee said...

The handsome ones are the worst to marry...

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Wow, I am glad he has so many fans! So will you be rearing and growing your own food soon, Nick?

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - Yes, I agree!