My uncle rarely gets a cold. His secret was ‘Να τρώεις ένα κουτάλι μέλι κάθε πρωί!’
Have a spoonful of honey every morning, that’s the secret.
And of course he meant homemade, pure, delicious honey, not a store, mass-produced syropey one.
I love anything local and homemade and I was over the moon when I recently discovered a colleague’s husband was a beekeeper and luckily had a couple of jars left from his most recent produce (I have actually brought homemade honey all the way from Cyprus last Christmas that ran out, thank you aunt Sophia!).
Yesterday I bought one of those few last jars. And it made my day. Fresh honey produced in Bishopstoke, who would have thought!
It’s all about convenience and ease nowadays and we end up spending our money on chain supermarkets, shops, cafes instead of supporting local and independent.
I have mentioned it in blogs before but this post is solely dedicated to it. Supporting local businesses, services, farmers, jewellery makers, anything unique and independent.
You are not only benefiting your community and your city but yourself too.
Freshly made bread from your local bakery, fresh meat from the butchers, homemade honey with no preservatives, vegetables grown by local farms, delicious coffee from your local shop taste better AND are much healthier.
Yesterday I was extremely tired and didn’t get much sleep the night before. So I treated myself to coffee from Mettricks. I could barely stay awake let alone decide what coffee to have. So I let the barista chose for me. And he didn’t disappoint. I could have gone to Costa or Starbucks at work. It would have probably been a bit cheaper, but it wouldn’t have tasted as delicious, I would have had much fewer options to choose from and I would have just spent more money on large worldwide chains that will never be in any financial risk.
So that’s my message for today. Support local!