With the sun now shining, fair weather picnic season has officially arrived! It must be part of our British heritage that brings out the urge to picnic as soon as the weather turns.
We all have our staple picnic foods – little sandwiches cut into triangles, fancy crisps, maybe a little dip, the guilty pleasure of a pork pie and a scotch egg…. The list goes on.
And with it the temptation to rush to the shops in eager anticipation of picnic season and the ready made finger food from the *ahem* dedicated picnic section *ahem*. We ask you to stop for a mo. Resist that overwhelming urge.
Is it not the nostalgia and old fashioned fun factor of picnics that we love and cherish so much?
And is it not a little bit sad, that whilst enjoying the outdoor dining experience, we are often nonchalantly compromising its very being with the excessive amounts of packaging that come hand in hand with our pack of ten cocktail sausages and 2 pork pies?