The other day there was a bonus challenge from the good folk that are running the Ration Challenge, it was for us to be able to earn ourselves some sugar or coffee to add to our rations. All we had to do was to get some donations up to or over the value of £41 during a 24 hour window. Now my lovely Mum was going to be donating her money on Thursday went we went to visit her but she sent it earlier instead so that I would qualify for the coffee.
I think she knows how grumpy I can get with NO coffee at all 😄
Did I mention that we would be allowed two teaspoonfuls?
I weighed out my normal 'spoonful of coffee' and seemingly I have 3g of Nescafe in each mugful that I drink.
So I put two spoonfuls into my mug ...
... and then moved it over into my little jar!!
It looked so much bigger in the top photo didn't it. 😁
Not a lot of coffee for a week! Now do you have 2 normal strength cups or 3 weaker ones? Lol... ;)ReplyDelete
Last time I had three weaker than usual cups of coffee, this time I am thinking four normal strength half cups of coffee when I am in a desperate mood or craving a treat. Oh the choices ;-)Delete
That’s a nice bonus. I know when we did 6 years of rationing 2oz of tea per person per week went nowhere. Change that into tea bags and that made a huge difference.ReplyDelete
I could have earnt teabags in this Challenge, in fact you 'earn' one teabag for every five people you ask to sponsor you or donate ... but the sad thing is I don't drink tea of any description as it makes me really poorly. One sip and I'm being sick for the next twelve hours ... not good at all.Delete
lol - I thought you had loads!! xxReplyDelete
It was a good shot of the tiny jar wasn't it, misleading on an advertisement scale :-)Delete
Clever. :-) xxDelete
I think it’s fab you’re doing this and raising money . Good for you . I can’t help but feel it’s in really poor taste though? I’m not criticising you personally at all , I enjoy your blog and as I say good for you for raising money - I just wondered if anyone else thinks that playing at having no food is distasteful?ReplyDelete
You are entitled to your opinion ... well would be more entitled to it in future if you signed your name, as I rarely let Anonymous comments through now ... but far from 'playing at having no food', myself and the thousands of people that take part in this Challenge every year in the UK, Australia and New Zealand do so to highlight the fact that thousands upon thousands of people in many countries around the world are actually living on these rations day in day out and in some cases have been doing this for years, and also as in the case of Ukraine this year there are emergencies where ration packs, emergency health packs and cash to move onwards is desperately needed urgently from a variety of aid agencies.Delete
So I will 'play with my food', I will share my 'game' with anyone who would like to watch, safe in the knowledge that I for one am doing something to help, exactly where help is needed. The money I have raised up to now if used solely on food would feed 10 refugees for a whole year.
Now what are YOU doing?
And if you ever want to leave a comment on my blog again, please sign your name at the end of it if you have to use the Anonymous function.
My name is Hannah. I seem to have caused huge offence and none was meant! I just feel that people who can afford food doing this challenge can come across as a Little distasteful. Just my opinion! Blimey, I didn’t mean to cause upset. Have a good weekend , and as I said it’s good for you for raising money , I Am doing it in a different way , each to their own.Delete
Firstly can I say thank you, for saying who you are instead of hiding behind the moniker of 'Anonymous' as so many with differing views do. A refreshing change.Delete
If you knew me either in real life or through my many years of blogging and knew something of my back story you would know that I am not a 'rich bitch' playing at being poor. But someone who was in that position for over ten years. Raising my boys with an extremely tight budget, one that meant I often went to bed hungry so that they could have a biscuit or two for supper. Watching television with my dressing gown over my clothes so that I could let the fire go out and save the last shovel full of coal to light a fire in the morning before they went to school etc etc and all that living hand to mouth means.
So now I will try to do anything I can to highlight poverty, I have shared frugal tips both on my blog throughout the years and still try to now on the many Facebook groups I am part of and I will jump in with both feet to do any 'distasteful' challenges if doing them means that the money that I, my readers, friends and family members can raise between us is going to feed people, to give them just a little bit more. This cause is particularly close to my heart and with this years effort I will have taken part three times, because I know that even in my darkest, coldest, hungriest of times I had a roof over my head, fresh water running through my taps and I was safe. I did not have to grab my children and run or worry about my husband being killed.
So thank you for your comment, and for telling us your name, perhaps you would be wisest not to read the blog posts next week because it will be full of me 'playing at having no food'. Which is just one of the many ways that I try to help where help is needed.
Hi again . No I will read your blog as I really like it! I was just wondering what others thought , and can wholly appreciate where you are coming from . Thank you for your explanation and good luck . Hannah .Delete
What a cute , dinky jar, I have a thing about storage jars, I will have to get me one of those. Now, the thing is, when do you have it, do you wait until you are stir crazy, or plan for a special time, or maybe just suck one granule at a time ? :) xReplyDelete
It is, I got it from Sainsbury's many years ago and it has come in handy a few times ... but never as a coffee jar before :-)Delete
So glad that you got coffee. As someone who can get a might bit grumpy without, I can totally relate to your happiness.ReplyDelete
A cup of coffee, or even a half cup of coffee might just be the thing that keeps me sane next week. :-)Delete