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  • #nuffield15

    Last night I arrived home as an emotional mess of a man. I’d just spent the best part of two weeks with my contemporary Nuffield Scholars drawn from 11 countries around the globe (if you’ve never heard of Nuffield, check out their UK website). When former scholars tell you of the life changing…

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  • We’re hiring! (again)

    It’s been a long time since I put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and this blog has been sadly neglected – something I will most definitely be rectifying over the coming year. We are however looking to hire another new recruit through the Jobs Growth Wales scheme. If…

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  • We’re Hiring!

    All quiet on the blog for quite some time. It isn’t as a result of utter laziness, far from it. Our little business is growing, we’ve moved from our one roomed processing space on the farm to a shiny food business incubation unit at Horeb near Llandysul. It’s a temporary…

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  • RANT. Over. Torvehallerne.

    I spent part of my afternoon yesterday agitated and annoyed. I know that I’m getting older as I’m loosing patience easier and am often not as tolerant as I used to be. Why was I annoyed? Well, I overreacted, but my little episode has taught me a valuable lesson about…

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  • The Pig Day

    Today is the Pig Day, I was up early again as I had an hour and a half to drive to get to the pig farm nr Slagelse. I was meeting farmer Sten Rytter and Bente Damgaard (wife of the Chair of the Local Action Group for the Municipality) who was…

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  • Monday Crapola

    Up early, todays visit was the reason I was coming to Denmark. I wanted to see a large-scale, intensive Danish pig farm. I had the most incredible breakfast at my B&B to start the day, and I was ready to leave at 7:30Then came the call; my guide for the…

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  • Host Marked & Kulinarisk Rosenfeldt

    Day two, and I’m quickly clocking up some serious miles. The landscape is pretty much the same so far, wide stretches of arable land, a few small wooded areas, lakes, rivers, sea and lots of windmills. I’m impressed by the amount of arable land that I’ve seen, the only other…

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  • Velkommen til Danmark

    Today started as a day of clichés. As I flew into a grey damp Copenhagen I had a sense I was entering into a Scandinavian crime thriller, the sea was choppy, clouds were low and atmospheric and the grey drizzle lent an atmosphere all of its own. The mother and…

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  • Grant: Approved.

    “We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So said Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Well, for me, I was nearly at Swindon spurred on by strong coffee and van karaoke when the news finally sank in…

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  • Art Imitating Life

    On Monday night Liesel and I headed out to the theatre. We rarely have the opportunity to do so nowadays, having been up and working for 13hrs we had to pack up quickly in order to make the start of the performance. So what did we see? A new ‘promenade’…

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  • Breathing a Sigh of Relief

    Sometime today a lever arched file wrapped in brown paper will be delivered to our local Welsh Government Office. It marks the culmination of months of hard work, of arguing, stressing, sleepless nights, emails, phone calls and research trips. Today our grant application for our processing facility will be submitted….

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  • A French Jaunt

    Amidst the intensity of paperwork I managed to escape to France for a few days for yet another meaty jaunt. I always think that if people invite you to something that you can turn them down once, but if you do it twice, you’ve probably lost that opportunity forever. So…

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