Saturday, 12 April 2008

You say potato...

My recent blog about hot potatoes has reminded me that this year is the Year of the Potato. I think the European potato crop for 2007 was 8% higher than 2006 and, considering the world food crisis over wheat and rice, we should be easing pressure in demand for wheat and rice in Europe by eating more of our fantastic potato crops.
I'm off in search for websites with potato recipes, meanwhile this is all about the year of the spud.
www.potato2008.org/en/index.html

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Juggling the Hot Olympic Potato...

The Olympic torch has become one big political hot potato as it is passed(jostled/ rugbytackled/bused) from country to country, presumably eventually back to China in time for the Games later this year. I can't believe that anyone actually thought China would be able to hold the games without having its human rights record put under the spotlight. Of course, Mr Brown has decided he was never going to attend the opening ceremony because that would be a waste of tax payers money to do so...(Didn't he recently go on a big tour to China with Richard Branson when they were deciding not to nationalise The Northern Rock? Was that trip at taxpayers expense?)

The real problem with the Olympics is that sporting endeavour has become eclipsed by trying to make the games financially and politically succesful for the host countries. Money and medals are never a good mix.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Running for water ...

Here's a link to Greenforce where you can read all about the six Maasai warriors who will be running the London Marathon in tradional outfits to raise funds for a clean well for their community.
http://www.greenforce.org/maasai_marathon/