bacon and date sandwich time!

5 days for £5 done – time for a bacon and date sandwich!

Wow. What a week. Possibly the hardest “diet” I’ve ever been on – I lost weight this week, and found myself tired, dazed and faint. How very much we rely on food to help us to have the energy to be who we are. It also proves that, actually, though we ate healthily this wasn’t a sustainable week. We couldn’t go on eating like this, losing weight as we go.

£1 challenge Farm Africa

This morning – bacon sarnies with date spread, and some freshly brewed coffee! What an utter, utter luxury that tasted the best it ever has!

bacon sarnie

bacon sandwich with date spreadbacon bap with date spread


I’m so lucky I have the choice of how to feed myself – even working extra hard, usually, to cut the calories some days to bring myself back in line! But 1.3 billion people in the world cannot imagine this luxury.

What I didn’t expect was for it to be boring. It really was. I love food, and I tried my best to make different and vaguely appealing meals for us to eat. But with no budget for non-essentials to add flavour, food really was fuel – and not that much of it.

Thank you to everyone who has donated – we have raised £118.75 so far, and I know a couple of people donated directly to Farm Africa and we’re waiting on a couple more donations – so perhaps we might make £150 overall!

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If you have yet to give but want to, please go to – it’s still open for donations for the next 3 weeks or so.

Overall, a lesson learnt – I love food, but I have never had such respect for it’s power before. It powers us, and fuels us to be the people we want to be. Without the power to fuel our bodies, life is a massive struggle. Let’s give whatever we can to those to whom the lottery that is our birthplace was not so lucky. x


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