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The Saffron Harvest

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 I really enjoy cooking with spices and exotic ingredients, have always loved Middle Eastern food and the scent of saffron conjures up images and memories from when I lived in Paris in the 1970's and the left bank was full of Morrocan and Tunisian restaurants and cake shops.  There I tasted some of the best cakes and pastries I've ever had in my life.  And of course I got quite fat!  With age comes restraint and more joy in the sight of the saffron crocus as they pop up daily in my garden at this time of year.

A Little House on A Finca

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 Fancy a nosey around my little house? Come on in..

Zero Effort Gardening

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 No such thing? Perhaps, but I honestly haven't put very much effort into the autumn planting. Our volunteers did almost all of it. It's a solution if your garden is getting too much for you, not that I'm at that stage yet but getting someone else to do the heavy work leaves me free to do other stuff. A sensible arrangement.

Being on TV.. Good or Bad?

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 Well I had the opportunity to be on tv.  I turned it down.  Would you? If you'd like to see more films about our lives here please subscribe on YouTube to our channel, its called Jane Fincaarte. Thank you for watching.

The Autumn Planting and An Exciting Prospect

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 And suddenly the garden is empty! The summer veg has gone, time to get planting for winter. Is it just me or does anyone else have issues with underestimating how much veg to plant? Or maybe you overplant? Plus, life throws up some unexpected stuff sometimes.. still deciding if that's good or bad..

A Cat with Dementia

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 Our elderly cat is suffering from dementia. What are the symptoms? Watch and see.

Getting Back to Creativity

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 A week ago, a very dear friend passed away. Even though we knew the day was coming, it was a shock. Enough to pull me out of an 8 month long creative stagnation. I was already eyeing up the faded and torn circular weavings that I placed in among the trees 3 years ago. They were remnants from an art event that my friend and I both took part in. And it seemed only fitting that I dedicate the new piece to her. In this film I am weaving a circular token for a tree. Made from biodegradable materials it will slowly fade and return to nature as the elements take their toll.. as do we all. I hope you enjoy it.