We’ve linked before to Southend blogger and writer Jack Monroe- especially on issues of poverty and how to feed yourself on ridiculously low amounts of money.
Things are looking up for Jack . As the BBC reports:
- Until two months ago, Jack Monroe was unemployed, and unable to claim all her benefits. She struggled to feed herself and her young son on a budget of £10 a week. Often she ate just a single meal a day.
- She started a blog on how to eat cheaply. In February she became a trainee reporter on her local paper, The Southend Echo. She has just been offered an advance of £25,000 to produce a cookbook for Penguin.
And Jack was on BBC1 at 8:40 this morning , talking about eating on £1 per day – and will be on again at 9:40!
[Youtube added April 29th]