Most of us carry pictures of our childhood which have perhaps mellowed with age but my sister, when she first heard this song, immediately recognised it as a description of our family life style. We did indeed scour the countryside for food. We knew where to find wild red currants, raspberries, strawberries, bullances and, of course, the more common things such as mushrooms, crab apples, nuts and blackberries. There were also one or two abandoned cottages with plum and damson trees in their gardens. I still gather fruit from one of these but I'm not telling you where.