Going North

I think going North on this tour was the perfect way round. I have enjoyed the people down in the South so much, they are very welcoming and happy to show you who they are. It is also a perfect time to see the South while it is still fresh. Thank you to all my Southern friends. This was not a bad country house of friends to stay in.

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First talk

Today I am giving the first talk of my tour in Fort Worth. I am up making Mint and Pea soup. I have the kitchen to myself and just getting on with it. Maybe the best start I could have wanted. Thank you Nancy for such a great start to my trip.

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Fort Worth

The first stop on my tour is Fort Worth, Texas. The great thing about staying in private home is you see how the locals garden. I am known to spend a lot of time walking around the neighbourhood. I am very happy to see Nancy growing chard in a decorative way close to the house.

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Spring

It is great to have Thomas here to help out in the vegetable garden. Thomas is going to take over the garden while I am on the book tour. Today we got the soil ready for direct seed sowing this week, seed will also be sown under glass.

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Pears

It was great to be weeding under the pear trees today. I was looking up at the swelling buds thinking about the fruit that I am going to enjoy this year.

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Nomad

It was great to go up and see four book shops in London who are going to make a window display with the new cookbook. There are some 12 but we only went to 4. I was so happy to see Nomad bookshop on Fulham Road had covered  the whole window. One of the books open on my Grandmothers recipe.