To all those who tuned in to see Ilona on Good Morning Britain I say, WOO HOO, Go Girl Go.
She was remarkable, kept her cool and made her point with no histrionics and no lecture.
I would love to see a special featuring her, it would help to get the message across to some of those who need it.
To the presenter who remarked that veg stew was a strange thing to have for breakfast I would like to say a few things.
1, Have you never heard of Kedgeree.
2, What about kippers.
3, Ditto Devilled Kidneys.
4, Have you never crawled, half comatose, out of bed at the weekend absolutely starving, spotted the remains of last nights takeaway and put it in the microwave or even scoffed it down cold. I know that I have, more than once.
5, What about the pancakes and bacon drowned in syrup.
6, The Aussie lamb chops.
7, Smoked haddock and a poached egg.
8, Rice and spicy veg.
The list of alternatives to the modern concept of cereals, toast or bacon and eggs is massive.
I do not suppose that many of the people from Asia would consider cornflakes and milk to be food, never mind the most important meal of the day.
My youngest sister had 3 chocolate biscuits and a cup of tea for breakfast as soon as she was old enough to say the words. My Mum,s thought was that at least she was eating something.(the biscuits were home made)
My brothers would eat stew and dumplings for breakfast if they could. They certainly had cold rabbit pie every Christmas morning for years. I have often made a breakfast pie, filled with diced bacon, baked beans and eggs. Just the thing to take into the fields to feed hungry small holders.
Right, enough, I am now officially rumbling.
My breakfast today?
A home made biscuit (US recipe) with onion, bacon, cheese and herbs in the mix, defrosted in the microwave and washed down with a cuppa. YUM Cost was minimal, the bacon is from Lidl around £1.40 per Kilo, the onion were £1 for 5 Kilo from Farm Foods and the cheese was about £1.25 per Kilo from Tesco RTC . I used stale milk, rather than tip it down the sink I freeze it to use at my leisure.
Ben loved his walk in the sun shine this morning, as did I, now I have washing to get on the whirly thingy.