ASPARAMANCER Jemima Packington, who uses asparagus to predict the future, visited her namesake, racehorse Jemima P. to make her big British Asparagus Festival predictions for the rest of 2021.
Here is what the spears say the rest of the year has on offer:
One of the hottest summers on record will mean hosepipe bans, over-crowded beaches and wildfires becoming the norm in the UK
More people will give up eating fish given the growing concerns about the impact of the fishing industry on our ocean’s sustainability
Late autumn will see the UK return to lockdown although schools will not be affected. New Covid variants will be the main cause of lockdown coupled with people who refuse vaccination
As people tire of social media, the digital giants will look for ways to engage with people on a hyper-local level to encourage them back
Christmas will be more low-key and intimate as people realise that lockdown celebrations in 2020 better captured the essence of goodwill
As well making her predictions and meeting Jemima P along with her respected trainer, Emma Lavelle, Jemima Packington read the spears to let the stables know how their horses would perform in future races.
A much pared-down British Asparagus Festival launched on April 23 with the first-cut round of asparagus being donated to the NHS.
An asparagus auction is planned for May along with an asparagus walk to honour Captain Tom.