Thursday, 28 January 2016

Toddlers, fussy eaters, hmmm…

Toddler food
Food face

Ok, so this is a post about toddlers and their eating habits. It’s a subject I’m fairly familiar with as I had one (a fussy eater) and was at my wit’s end about it at the time. He’s fine now.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Why do people pick on those they see as "weak"?

I have decided to write about my own personal experiences in an attempt to understand and explain why I think people lack empathy and are quick to pick on others to avoid facing up to their own vulnerabilities. 

I am taking single mothers as an example because this is my own experience, but this is about when people pick on a person who needs support most or someone they see as an easy target who they can easily dominate. To try to understand this behaviour (because I think that by gaining an insight into it helps us prevent it in ourselves) I believe that there are many people who don’t believe that injustice exists or don’t want to believe it, because to believe in injustice means that something unjust could happen to them. Maybe this is too simplistic but aren’t we all quick to judge and to gossip? I think so. I truly think that people believe that ‘you reap what you sow’ and that for example, those born with money deserve it over those less fortunate.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Tesco or Pets at Home?


I have always been aware that real ‘foodies’ like offal. I’ve never really understood why, seeing as to me offal are the bits that were traditionally allowed to fall away during the butchering process – the bits that only poor people wanted on account of not being able to afford to waste parts of the animal.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Thali Café - Montpelier

Thali cafe
The Thali
I went for a Thali recently in the wonderful, Montpelier Thali Café. Those of you from Bristol will already know that these are delicious curries served in bright Indian cafés around the city. Having started out as stalls at festivals around 15 years ago the cafés have now become a bit of a Bristol institution.