Dear Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,
I very much like the cut of your jib. Please sponsor me and my family so we can work and live at River Cottage. Your vegetable garden makes me swoon.
|I Wanna Be Like Hugh – by Ben Walker|
Please tell me I’m not alone here in my love (in a non-husbandy way, of course) for Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall. He’s so earthy and funny and embracing of the simple life. And he’s so fabulously…British.
The River Cottage life runs pretty parallel with my ideal lifestyle, and I sometimes dream about living on a big farm, in an old farmhouse, with a huge, abundant vege garden and a handful of livestock, living off our land as much as possible. But the reality is that that is a full-time job and Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall most likely has a staff of gardeners and stock-keepers who look after it all for him.
But I can dream.