Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Growing Generosity


I met a man today, in the main street of Kingsbridge; he offered me, for free a fresh lettuce, so fresh in fact they were still growing

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A man of lettuce*

He explained he had far too many for his own use  (it looks to me like they were growing in a length of guttering, but I might be wrong; there was the odd comic moment, a bit like Laurel and Hardy with a ladder, where passing pedestrians came close to a whack on the back of the head with a fresh lettuce.) Sadly I had to decline, I was on my way to the Cookworthy Museum and not really set up for carrying fluffy lettuce, but it was a generous act, a random act of kindness that made me smile.

Further up the road, I’m not sure what a marketing guru would have made of this linked sale / product placement.

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I’m sure it was done with the best possible intentions, to promote a flag day, but….

*I have to credit my friend Ogg, for that line.

Kingsbridge, Devon, Fresh lettuce, Cookworthy Museum, Cancer Research, Radom acts of kindness.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Growing Generosity

  1. What a pity you didn´t accept the letture offer, I realy would have enjoyed reading your description of the following visit at the museum, imagining you carry the guttering around… 🙂

  2. Lettuce now praise generous eccentrics.

  3. I’ve seen several references to growing in gutters recently including this one. xx


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