All posts tagged: below the line

#fdbloggersBTL Day 3

On Tuesday morning, I’ll admit to being grumpy upon waking up. When I remembered that I was having beans on toast again, I made a weird just-woke-up groany noise that I hope never to make again. Then when I checked out the response to my challenge so far across various comments sections, I got way grumpier and wanted to pack the whole challenge in. I think my mistake with BTL has been taking it too lightly. I bought beer to make you lot laugh (regular readers got the joke, people who just got here didn’t) and have been attempting to make light of the whole thing. This is because it’s really not a big deal for me to eat a bit less for a week, in the rest of my life I have the luxury of eating whatever I fancy whenever I fancy. Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable at all moaning about eating less or complaining in really any way at all, so I’m keeping it pretty upbeat. If I could go back and not take part …

Beans on Toast

I’m about to live on £1 a day for 5 days with #fdbloggersBTL

I’ve just got back from Sainsbury’s having done probably the most depressing shop ever. Sal off of Sal’s Kitchen has roped me into taking part in #fdbloggersBTL, in which a few of us are going to be living off £1 per head per day for 5 days – that’s a total of £5 for the week’s food shop, in case your maths is worse than mine. The point of living below the line in general, particularly for bloggers, is to demonstrate the actually pretty dark reality of what it means to live in poverty. It’s all very well to hear numbers on the news and read about struggling families in the paper of a Saturday afternoon, but it’s another thing all together to watch how that actually goes down meal by meal, hour by hour. Hopefully that’s a perspective I’ll be bringing to you (and myself) this week. I’m not a part of any official campaign, I don’t believe there’s one running this year, but if you would like to take some kind of action at any …