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

Fresh veg-1237

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.

Product placement-1254

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.

3 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


Come on, join in.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s