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More Lost Shops

Posted by on 17 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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The loss of shops on the high street has made BBC Radio news today, and seems to have raised an editorial head in a variety of papers.  Check out http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article4135511.ece for a very detailed article in The Sun.  My question is - why have they not mentioned the really important independent shops that provide the personality of the local high street.

The importance of the skills held by the local butcher, delicatessen, bakery, fishmonger - everyone who knows about locally produced food - seems to have passed over the heads of the journalists.  So join in our campaign and become a part of mealsinfields.  Sign up on any where to page.

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Help Save the High Street

Posted by Sharon Eason on 15 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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Have you heard that the Government is budgeting a whole £1m for high street regeneration?  How does that work?  Surely this is a mere drop in the ocean. Here's a better idea from mealsinfields.  With a few days research we have been able to identify 500 high street businesses in each county - none of whom are part of a large chain.  Now, if just one in five of those joined our directory pages, at less than £2 per week, we could afford the type of national TV marketing that the big, out of town, stores enjoy. So first step is to join in - download a form from the...

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Freezing Friday

Posted by on 10 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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We are going nowhere with the caravan today.  Its a shame because it is Friday and that is the weekend so we should be out and about.  A weekend at home won't hurt us, but if we were so stupid as to take the caravan out on the roads, we could seriously hurt someone else. Caravans are perfectly warm and safe inside in this weather, but they are not designed to be pulled along icy and snow-covered roads.  So, unless you have no option, stay off the roads for a few days until this cold spell ends and we can all safely tow again.

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Pup Tents

Posted by Sharon Eason on 9 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today's thoughts start from an incident many years ago when my own son's pup tent was run over. Thankfully he was not in the tent.  It was pitched correctly alongside the caravan in place of the awning, so the car driver was not obeying the rally rules and weaving between the lines.  We never did find the culprit. My concern is preventing similar incidents, or, potentially, a fatal accident.  After the incident, the Leicestershire[http://www.leicscentre.org.uk/] Centre Chairman at the time recommended that all pup tents be surrounded by a windbreak.  That works because a car would hit the windbreak first.  The members still follow the recommendation. Recently, when attending various shows and events, and visiting other clubs,...

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Introducing Meals in Fields

Posted by Sharon Eason on 8 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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This is an entirely new idea, and something that I am not entirely sure that I will be good at.  I have never kept a diary - well not for more than a couple of days each year when the new ones are delivered, and my work log book is not the most detailed in the world.  Still here we go. Let me introduce www.mealsinfields.co.uk.[http://www.mealsinfields.co.uk./]  The website is just one year old and we have a growing community interested in creating healthy meals in caravans, tents, motorhomes, boats and even student lodgings.  The basic premise is that you need good healthy food even if the preparation area is limited. Try cooking in a boat...

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