Thursday, 20 June 2013

the Paeony without a label


I am tired tonight so my ground breaking analysis of social class by the variety of tomato that is purchased must wait for another day.

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments on my Tuesday post. It is always a risk writing about things that are close to your heart - a well intentioned but misjudged comment can be surprisingly upsetting - but every single comment reached out to me with compassion.

On the subject of comments I have noticed that now the majority of people writing a comment on my blog do not have an email address in their profile and so I cannot reply as an email which is what I have always done in the past. The only way around this is to reply in the comments which I have started doing. The disadvantage for me is that now I can only reply in the evening which is when I write posts. Let's see how it goes.

And so to bed.

13 comments:

  1. Confusion of the newly arrived. How do I know if I have a Google account? When I now choose to comment- obviously a very new experience, it tells me I comment as terrij(Google) but a B appears.

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  2. Sorry terrij - I should have made myself clearer - I meant that most commenters have not included their email address in their profile. More importantly welcome!

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  3. I think your blog is simply wonderful. An authentic voice among many and one that truly makes me smile from the inside out. I read your last post and I'm so glad you shared a little more about yourself. Peeling back the layers and telling truths can often leave you feeling quite exposed. Know that you are safe with us your devoted readers. Every one of us has truths that need telling. XX

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  4. An interesting analysis - I await your results with interest.

    Stunning image, by the way.

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    1. I believe that it may not have been considered before and therefore will be a paradigm shift in our understanding of consumer behaviour.

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  5. Liz in Missouri, USAJune 20, 2013

    Tomatoes. Hmmmmmmmmm. I think there are only 2. The little teeny-tiny ones to throw into salads, and the big giant hopefully-ripe-on-the-vine ones that are made to be cut into slabs and shingled on to various things. I suppose this exposes a deplorable lack of veggitativeness on my part. ~~~~~sigh~~~~~

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    1. Only TWO? Hello! Wake up and smell the tomatoes Liz!

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    2. Liz in Missouri, USAJune 21, 2013

      LOL! Actually, after I read your post I did a quick search to try to put names to the assorted varieties that I see at our local farmer's market. There really are quite a few that grow in this hot, humid climate and to find them fresh is a pleasure indeed. I had to laugh though, because it seems like the grocery stores want to limit us to those two types - Big and Little and generally flavorless. Thank goodness for seasonal markets!

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  6. beautiful writing again, and also a beautiful reply from Angy (another blog I feel the need to go and explore).
    I'm pitching these as a beacon of high-class tomato buying
    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Vegetables/Tesco_Finest_Meli_Melo_Tomatoes_290g.html

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    1. Yes, high class indeed - although yellow tomatoes are a sign of a person expressing their inner uncertainties.

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    2. hmmm...so what does it say about me that i love the Striped German tomato, with both red and gold colors?? And those green zebra ones...well...actually, now that i ponder it more...almost any tomato plucked from the garden or farmers market?

      never mind.
      clearly, i'm a tomatoholic

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  7. I once worked as a tomato picker in a massive greenhouse starting at 0630 each day over the summer after exams one year. Piece rate work and educational in all senses.

    Only job I have ever had a colour-blind test for ...

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