This DVD takes you right back to the beginning, when HFW planted his first broad beans and took delivery of his prime Gloucester Old Spots. I love this series and being able to sit back and luxuriate in the albeit rose-tinted version of self-sufficiency espoused by HFW is a real treat. I love the food. It's real food, robust and never poncy. It always makes me want to get into the kitchen and make a mess. I love the idyllic setting. Dorset is beautiful and the bits near Bridport and Beaminster are especially good. Hugh has a natural presenting style and you can see the affection and good humour he and his new found friends feel for one another is genuine. I'm already looking for my own 'River Cottage', somewhere deep in the countryside. And after watching this ground-breaking series my guess is that you will be downsizing too.