Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Day 4

It’s Friday. Breakfast today was amazing... porridge with water and half a banana as usual, but with SUGAR taken from the cafe yesterday. It’s unbelievable what a difference something so small makes.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Day 2

Woke up this morning feeling ill so I spent the day at home. Although this meant I wasn’t tempted to buy anything, it was very hard not being able to eat between meals. I do it all the time usually (which probably isn’t great) but if I do it now then there won’t be any meals left. And anyway, who wants to snack on rice? The 27p chocolate is the only thing keeping me going – whoever decided to put that on the shelves is an absolute genius. It’s not Fairtrade though of course, which just goes to show that some people really aren’t in a position to push for ethically produced products. The small amount of money I have gives me almost no choices and I’m thinking far more about my own situation than that of the cocoa farmer.

Breakfast: porridge made with water and half a banana
Lunch: rice with half a tin of baked beans
Dinner: rice with half a tin of baked beans (notice a pattern?), an apple and some chocolate.

I have to admit I cheated though – I had a cup of tea in among my many cups of hot water. I’m really really craving foods that taste of something. Baked beans aren’t normally one of my favourite foods but they tasted amazing after plain rice, and I’m daydreaming of cheese.