I wanted to be Tom Cruise, not a woman in agriculture!

I wanted to be Tom Cruise, not a woman in agriculture!

I have a confession – ever since my early teens I have wanted to be Tom Cruise!! I want to soar through the skies in a fighter jet, doing twists and turns as he did in the film Top Gun.  What I didn’t want to be was a women working in the agricultural and rural sector...
A holiday isn’t a holiday without some farming

A holiday isn’t a holiday without some farming

It’s February and we’ve (Jane & her husband Mike) travelled 1,185 miles from Aberchirder to Chateaux D’Oex in Switzerland for some late winter skiing. We’re staying in a regional ‘nature park’called Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut, 90-minutes from Geneva, an area that...
Do we love our “virtual personality” enough online?

Do we love our “virtual personality” enough online?

Over 50% of the world population is under 30 years of age with those at school and college never having licked a stamp nor having to wait while their broadband dials-up. In world terms Facebook now has a larger audience than the population of any country, LinkedIn has...
Cool business attracts youth to rural communities

Cool business attracts youth to rural communities

Young people have the ideas and the energy to change things for the better in rural places, and it’s my firm belief that, with the support of us ‘oldies’, they can make rural places a magnate for, rather than a ‘has been’ place for the under 30s. It was this belief...