River Cottage Love

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.

One Response to River Cottage Love

  1. I just found your blog a couple of days ago, and I’m reading from the beginning. I know this post is 4 ½ years old:-)

    But no, you’re most definitely not alone. I LOVE Hugh as well, and I want to live a River Cottage life. But like you I have kids, full time job etc.

    But we can still dream:-)

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