Nigel has taken our sourcing for local products very much to heart, so when he came in yesterday all excited and saying something along the lines of “I’ve sourced some local blackberries.” ……..
……. we decided to encourage his enthusiasm and his independency, gave him a bowl and told him to “Pick vigorously of the fruit of the blackberry bush, and we shall bake apple and blackberry pie with your plunder”
Well, it turns out that the local source was the small bush across the road.
….. And his foraging plunder numbered just three blackberries (the others were erm …. a bit squidgy). But we praised his efforts and let him have the blackberries for himself. Bless him!
He nommed happily to himself, feeling proud that he had now become a provider for our family!