To the best of my knowledge I have never found Wild Thyme but then again, I have never looked for it. Until now. Thanks to a violent encounter with a railway sleeper in 2010, I am enduring a period of enforced convalescence while my face rebuilds so have taken the time to stop and examine my surroundings in a little more detail. I am an avid foodie and love cooking. My husband, Captain Ahab, is a fanatical narrowboater.
Foraging has given me a focus for my recovery, an aim while aboard Wand’ring Bark, our 42 1/2 foot narrowboat and a new lease of life in the kitchen. Plus I just love the idea that it is possible to get something for nothing. Well, alright, something for a bit of effort.
My other notable obsession is Shakespeare. I am meant to be studying an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre with hopes of one day completing a PhD but all that is currently on hold. There isn’t a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream called Wild Thyme but if there were, I like to think she would have been a six-foot tall tornado of chaos who crashed about the hedgerows creating a stir wherever she went. She would probably have worn Doc Martens too and looked nothing like this:
but I can only work with the material provided, *sigh*.
Anyway, I look forward to sharing this blog with you. I intend it to be about the canals and rivers, the hedgerows and parks, the wild food and recipes. With a bit of luck it will be around for a while and I won’t poison us all on during my early attempts at identification!