LIKE TOPSY "IT JUST GROWED"
"By fortunate chance I was born on the birthday of an uncle who had no children. He took out an insurance policy, unknown to me or my family, to mature when I was 21. I had been doing a pleasant secretarial job for about three years, but had decided that an indoor sedentary career was not for me and had been exploring other options, one of which was training as a herb grower. This appealed to me because the Gower peninsula, where I lived, was rich in a wide variety of flora and I was reading and learning that much of it could be used to good effect for culinary, medicinal and pleasurable purposes. Those were not the days of grants and my uncle's gift paid for my year's training and opened the way for what became my lifelong career..."
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