16 June 2008

Women and potatoes

... have a special relationship, according to the United Nations anyway. 2008 is the UN's International Year of the Potato and they have produced a slightly old-fashioned-seeming video promoting its objectives, with some interesting potato-related facts:

I think it's the cut-glass accent of the narrator that gives the film its archaic quality: a bit like a World War II Ministry of Information bulletin. If you compare this movie with the Ministry's original Dig for Victory film, the resemblance is uncanny! Synchronised digging features in both films, too.

Potato plants, 16 June 2008I'm delighted to discover that my very first year of growing potatoes has coincided with the International Year of the thing.

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