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That's right: purple potatoes! Purple Majesty to be precise. I've never seen them here before although I did have them in a restaurant in Canada.
It quite made my day finding them. Not that it would have taken much to improve my day.
Friday, October 22, 2010
A Chinese millionaire has pledged all his wealth, currently estimated at more than £280 million to charity, and is making it his mission to encourage other rich Chinese to be more giving.
Chen Guangbiao, 42, says that his two sons will have to be happy with their spiritual wealth when he dies and that he, and others in China have to be grateful to Chinese society for the economic reforms that made it possible to get rich, and to repay society by devoting energies to helping China and its people.
Mr Guangbiao is also known for flying to disaster zones to personally carry out aid work.
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Do you listen to The Blackburn Files on BBC Radio 7? It's very good. It's about a redundant miner who takes up private investigation and his trusty sidekick, Tracy. It was originally written by Ian Mcmillan, poet-in-residence for Barnsley FC, although I notice tonight's episode credited other writers as well. It's very funny and fast - in a wordy way. Tonight's episode, for example, featured the case of the potentially prize-winning chrysanthemums that go missing from an allotment.
Twice this afternoon, since I've been home from work, I've had run into the garden yelling, 'Don't you dare, George!' as he's clambered onto the front bit of garden and been about to make his escape over the side wall.