Friday, 22 November 2013

A grateful Food Waste Friday

Unsurprisingly keeping on top of food waste has not been a big priority over the last few weeks. When you're grieving and organising a funeral, food and food waste are the last things you're bothered about. Thank heavens for beans on toast, pasta, Wetherspoon's pubs and their Monday main course deals, and good old fish and chips. 

And thank heavens for friends and family who have phoned, called round, sent cards, emails and text messages with just the right sentiment at just the right time. Who have loaned us a motley assortment of items including shoulders to cry on, homeopathic expertise, a carpet shampooer, an extra cat basket (in which to carry the rescue chickens home, of course) and a front drive for guests to park on. Who have sent beautiful flowers and left plants on the doorstep. 

And as for the food? We barely needed to lift a finger and a funeral feast fit for royalty appeared, as neighbours and friends bore plates and platters of savoury and sweet, family brought cake all the way from Devon, and even more cake appeared mysteriously on the doorstep. No food waste this week - we've lived almost entirely from leftover cake! 

And thank heavens for purring kitty cats who seem to know just when you could most do with a soft cat sitting on your lap (and who have knocked the sympathy cards off the dresser on a daily basis).


Thank you all, real people and real cats and all you blog people too, for all your support. We're truly grateful.

8 comments:

  1. So good to read that friends have rallied round and supported you through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you - I imagine there are still many things to sort out, even if the funeral has happened. And life with hens and cats and all goes on...

    God bless and comfort you xxx

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  2. I'm sure those kittens provided some distractions at just the right time and I hope they continue to do so. My thoughts are with you in the days ahead as you try to process all that has happened.

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    1. Still lots to process emotionally and practically...Thanks for thinking of us.

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  3. But... didn't you put those cards up on the dresser specifically so the kittens would have something to knock onto the floor? I'm sure that's how they see it! :-)

    Here's to acts of kindness at a time when they are most appreciated.

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    1. I'm sure the kittens think that our whole house has been furnished with their well being and fun in mind!

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  4. Delightful to have all that support - that's just how it should be! lots of love.

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