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Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Being fat is an expensive, and dangerous, luxury.
I have always enjoyed eating; it's a miracle I don't weigh 200 kilos, rather than just under 100.
Obesity is a serious first world problem. Both the UK and the US lead the world in fat people.
What I cannot understand is how it's usually the 'poor' who get fat on their expensive diets of junk-food, takeaways, and supermarket ready meals. Personally I couldn't afford to live like that; nor would I want to.
I have just looked-up the UK prices for Kentucky Fried Chicken. 6 bits cost £10.50, 10 bits cost £13.50, and 14 bits cost £16.50.This is obviously not cheap, when a whole ordinary chicken from Sainsbury's Online costs between £5 and £7.
I don't even wish to consult Mr McDonald's price list.
Jamie Oliver had the right idea, but maybe he should have pestered the Ministry of Education rather than the schools themselves. It is now URGENT to teach children about nutrition, obesity, and the medical consequences of no exercise combined with a bad and expensive diet.
It has recently been announced that childhood Type 2 Diabetes is massively on the rise, and that it might eventually prove the downfall of the NHS. Kids aren't even allowed to play team sports any more, since some clever-dick decided that being 'winners or losers' wasn't PC. Now they walk down to the chippie instead, and end-up as fat diabetics.
*One of the downfalls of an old house is that they need lots of money
spending on them, maintaining all of the boring things ..... we are having
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!