That’s More Like It – The Intrepid Shepherdess

That’s More Like It – The Intrepid Shepherdess

In the wake of a little rant I had recently in this blog bemoaning the revolting high protein “pasta” that was made of fish from the Pacific, processed in Spain, by a Belgium company, for export to the UK, in non- recyclable containers, I had the pleasure of a...
Really? – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Really? – The Intrepid Shepherdess

In the admirable spirit of not wanting to waste food, a well-meaning and dear friend donated to me (for my dogs) some packets of fresh pasta that were surplus to requirements. Great. But as I was about to prepare this meal for Cal and Max, I noticed what it said on...
Basil Fawlty Phone Line – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Basil Fawlty Phone Line – The Intrepid Shepherdess

On 22nd December my landline died. I tried to report the fault online but when the system of the telecoms company, who shall remain nameless, informed me it couldn’t recognise my number, alarm bells stared to ring. After spending ages on their website hunting...
Creatures of Habit – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Creatures of Habit – The Intrepid Shepherdess

A common denominator among the wide variety of species living on my farm is that we are all creatures of habit. Consider the bedtime ritual. I switch off all lights downstairs, collect my glass of water and my mobile before pottering upstairs to run my bath. By the...
A Date With MERL – The Intrepid Shepherdess

A Date With MERL – The Intrepid Shepherdess

I maintain that the creation of the Internet and ability to share information electronically, was an innovation of importance on a par with the invention of the engine and industrial revolution. I also believe that it was created with good in mind and the vast...
Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Penguin Books published Matthew Walker’s tome ‘Why We Sleep’ in 2017 and when I read it, it terrified me. Eat your heart out Stephen King! In answering the question why we sleep, Walker reveals the long term, irreversible physical and mental damage done to...

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