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Day's starting to wear a bit thin!

So day two...

File 579What's going well?

  1. I'm not actually that hungry
  2. Loads of support from readers of this blog and at work
  3. My lentil sauce was actually lovely last night so that bodes well given I have it for another 3 meals this week
  4. I'm still going!

File 566What's not going so well?

  1. I'm bored!
  2. I want a cup of tea!
  3. I've had to turn down an invite to go out tomorrow night and the last two days seem to have seen the most amount of cakes bought into work ever (weddings, birthdays...)!

File 578So ups and downs today but ultimately it's an amazing experience and one I would encourage others to do...a real glimpse into what life is like for people across the UK and globally living below the line.

One thing people have been saying is "that's not so small, £1 actually buys quite a lot in most developing countries".  Unfortunately that's not how it works - the figure is calculated using Purchasing Power Parity so the living below the Extreme Poverty Line today is the equivalent of us in the UK living on £1 a day. A startling thought!

So my little contribution will hopefully encourage you all to take part or at least have an insight into what its like.

File 499Back to, for those of you who are interested I have had 2 pieces of toast with a dollop of tom sauce with hot water for breakfast, (another!) jacket potato and beans for lunch, I'll save my daily apple until later and then bean soup for tea with a slice of bread. As much as I love pulses and beans....

I'm staying away from home for the next couple of days for work which I think will be even harder...after all I need to take my lunch, tea, breakfast and lunch again, I can't just pop in to a cafe for a coffee to do my's going to be a strange few days...

...keep reading to see how it goes.

Your comments


Emma.Marsh 22 May 2012

hey i think soups,vegetable lunch dishes,chicken recpies type of food is healthy . i love this recipe its delicious try it:its called Stovetop Grilled Cheese Sandwich and heres the recipe this is a all-time favorite can be made on the stovetop. A nonstick skillet is all you need to heat up yummy grilled cheese sandwiches for a quick and easy snack or light lunch. Ingredients2 tablespoons butter, divided2 slices bread2 slices processed American cheeseCooking InstructionsHeat a small skillet to medium high heat. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of both bread slices; place one slice bread, buttered-side-down, in hot skillet. Immediately place both cheese slices on bread and cover with second bread slice, butter-side-up. When first side is browned, turn over and brown other side. Remove from heat and let cool 2 to 3 minutes before serving.and in others there is my favorite salad try this too if you want to its called:Corn Chip Salad and here is the recipe Ingredients1 pound ground beef1 large head lettuce, chopped1-1/2 cups diced tomatoes1 large onion, diced1-1/2 cups diced sharp Cheddar cheese1/2 cup diced Monterey Jack cheese2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained8 ounces thousand island salad dressing1 (16 ounce) package corn chipsCooking InstructionsIn a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until evenly browned. Drain fat and set aside to cool.In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese and kidney beans. Cover and chill for at least an hour.Right before serving, add the dressing and corn chips and toss until evenly coated. Corn chips stand in as the crunchy croutons in this taco salad that tosses together ground beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese in a thousand island vinaigrette for a colorful crowd pleaser. Was this answer helpful?

Vale(not verified) 19 May 2012

Going well, keep up the good work!

Sue xx

Sue(not verified) 19 April 2012

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