May 9th, 2012 |
Could You Feed Yourself On £1 A Day For Five Days?
We’ve recently added links to three Southend blogs in our right sidebar. Rather neatly , there’s one Lib Dem, one Conservative and one Labour. Though we haven’t done this out of any deliberate political balance – they are all worth a look in their own right.
Neil Monnery is a Liberal Democrat in Southend who writes in a thoughtful but frank manner.
Anna Waite is a well-known Conservative and former Borough Councillor who actually lives in Barling.
Ms Jack Monroe is a Labour blogger in Southend who writes in a pretty lively manner. Some of her recent posts are particularly interesting; she is attempting this years Living Below The Line Challenge. As she explains:
I’m a day late with this one, but I thought I’d join in with this years Live Below The Line challenge, whereby participants are challenged to live on £1 a day for food.
Having done this already when I left the Fire Service, I figure that I’m a bit more prepared than most people for how to actually prepare 3 meals a day for less than a pound. So I’ve got 4 days left, £4 to spend, and 12 meals to keep myself going on. I’ll blog my progress here…
One of her meals was carrot, cumin and kidney bean soup for 14p…