Adventures in Generosity

The occasionally coherent ramblings of a Stewardship Advisor in the Church of England

Day Two over – and facing the hump.

So, a few people have commented on Facebook that my stir fry rice and veg actually looks rather tasty.

And they aren’t wrong – in fact it’s going to be a regular firm favourite round our house judging by the families reaction last night.

But I think I may not eat it for a month or so after this week. 

Similarly, I rather like a boiled egg for breakfast and I’m also very fond of chick pea and potato curry.

However – today will be day 3.  The third egg and a slice of dry toast for breakfast. The third portion of chick peas and potatos and the 1,2,3,4 5th portion of rice. And I’m only half way there.



The planning of a menu for friends, the shopping, the preparing and, of course, the eating. I grew up in a catering family;  food is one of the greatest joys of my life.  The variety, the smell, taste, texture and colour – in our country we are surrounded by it every day, it’s in our supermarkets, in our bookshops, on our televisions. It is plentiful, it can (for most of us – see Mondays blog) be reasonably cheap, but it’s the variety that we probably take most for granted. If I have the money I can walk 10 minutes from home and buy ingredients for a meal from any cuisine in the world (ok I’m exagerating a bit).

But on £1 a day I have no choice – I can afford 2 or possibly 3 basic meals – food is reduced from one of Gods greatest blessings to simple fuel for my engine.

And a little of lifes joy is taken away – for 1.4 billion people around the globe – the variety of tastes, textures, colours and aromas that food provides, the opportunities for sharing, for savouring, for celebrating life in all its abundance- are simply not an option.

So – if you are enjoying this blog and find my challenge in any way interesting or inspiring  – please remember why I’m doing it. Please sponsor me to support Christian Aid in alleviating some of this needless (and it is needless)  suffering.

Thank You


1 Comment»

  allbuthomeless wrote @

🙂 It did look good. I like chick pea PERIOD. My favorite is cuban style soup tho with tomatoes. You are doing GREAT!

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