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An uplifting Memoir of a Canadian who moved to live in the rural county of Ceredigion, Wales. Anita will inspire you as you she talks of the things she did to become part of the local community, including lots of her seasonal recipes.

A Memoir /Recipe book that is a beautiful 1st Edition - and much more fun than just a Cookery Book!

Memoir, Anita Rogers, recipes, self-help, Canadian , Wales

Badly Chopped Carrots and Everyday Dinners


A title that sums up life! Badly Chopped Carrots and Everyday Dinners - we call it Badly Chopped Carrots for short - is the feel-good story of a Canadian who moves to live in rural Wales and gradually finds her way to make new friends and become part of the community.


Dr Anita Rogers Burrell is a counselling psychologist with a wealth of professional experience. Her positive outlook on life shows in her statement:


 “Life is like badly chopped carrots. Far from perfect chunks of equal length and breadth, badly chopped carrots are ragged, irregular, lumpy and bumpy. So too is life, with all its ups and downs, its sheer wonkiness.”


Through a love of the countryside, cooking, and painting, Anita got to know the 'locals' and the rural life. 

book reviews, Welsh Country magazine, Anita Rogers

There are lots of illustrations throughout, especially of well-known places in Ceredigion, plus recipes for every season of the year. A beautifully produced 'coffee table' book, this 1st Edition is a positive, uplifting memoir that is inspiring for us all. Great as a gift to yourself or someone you love.


And we loved the Book Review by Welsh Country magazine! 

  166 pages @ A4, full colour images


ISBN: 978-1-9998352-2-4 £20.00 (RRP £28.00) plus p&p

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