Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Day 3, mid afternoon and Im hungry!

Im half way through my https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/nickhorslen challenge and Ive learned a lot!! Lots of you have asked how its going so here's my latest impression.

I now know i can feed myself and not be too hungry or bored on £5 over 5 days. This photo shows what it takes. Porridge 62p, Milk 89p, Bread 69p, Butter 20p, Polena 1.29p, carrots 30p, potatoes 30, spice 50p, Semolina 89p. It all comes to £5.66 and if i add 5 tea bags lets say £6. So at the end of the we...ek i will ensure there is £1 worth left on the counter there!

Its not the hunger its the lack of choice that people must sufffer the most. As i said this morning Im a million miles from extreme poverty but now ive had to think this through I can see why we know it can be fixed.

Just where would i get the money from my £5 a week to deal with an illness, to deal with educating my kids, to have a home, to have transport and water, to have electricity? How could i ever develop myself and my family and my assets to avoid a hit that takes me backwards into the "poverty trap"?

Thats is the extreme poverty scneario for 1.4 Billion people but again, we in the world we have created can and have fixed all those things when we focus on point7 and the MDG1-8!

As Hugh Evans says "the burden of our own circumstances gets lighter when we concern ourselves with the plight of others" or words to that effect (cant find the exact quote right now, must be hungry ;-)

Thanks for your sponsorship already https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/nickhorslen Really I THANKYOU!! Its been well worth it!
As a footnote to include another post i made elsewhere.......
Im eating:
....and enjoying the nourishment , BUT I couldn’t return to school boy (partly because I couldn’t find dry packet form):
but you learn a lot about worldwide food doing http://www.livebelowtheline.com/


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