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An honest look at #FoodBanks 14

As you might have gathered, I am annoyed by the recent bad press related to the Trussell Trust and food banks after The Daily Fail wrote that article. So annoyed I visited my local food bank and not only donated some items, but spent some time talking to the staff at Gloucester food bank. The Fail is way off, these people are lovely, and kind, and well, brilliant. The first thing I want to say is that Gloucester food bank gets no government level¬†help – it is a charity that relies on kind donations and volunteered time. It is a smallish building, but well used. Shelves were stacked with items that families in need would love. It was organised by type of product, and dates. Bulkier items had whole shelves to themselves, and smaller bits were in labelled cardboard boxes used like draws. I met lovely volunteers who I saw […]


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After Camping

Well a fortnight away normally creates much laundry, however this was increased by Jen’s bed wetting. He is always worse when away from home, and he had 6 bed time accidents this holiday. I am so glad we took his brolly sheet, and our camping rotary washing line! We could rinse the smells away and hung to drip dry, then it was off to asda to buy some Surf as we’d forgotten that… Washing line, and clothes, but no soap. Doh!