This is a blog about my musings in Bristol. It was originally going to just be about food, hence the title. Since then I have found I have a lot more to say - motherhood, parenting styles, my life in general - it will all be in the side bar. More of a diary about my life and my views about things...
I have decided to write about my own personal experiences in
an attempt to understand and explain why I think people lack empathy and are
quick to pick on others to avoid facing up to their own vulnerabilities.
I am taking single mothers as an example because this is my own experience, but
this is about when people pick on a person who needs support most or someone
they see as an easy target who they can easily dominate. To try to understand this
behaviour (because I think that by gaining an insight into it helps us prevent
it in ourselves) I believe that there are many people who don’t believe that
injustice exists or don’t want to believe it, because to believe in injustice
means that something unjust could happen to them. Maybe this is too simplistic
but aren’t we all quick to judge and to gossip? I think so. I truly think that
people believe that ‘you reap what you sow’ and that for example, those born
with money deserve it over those less fortunate.
I have always been aware that real ‘foodies’ like offal. I’ve never
really understood why, seeing as to me offal are the bits that were
traditionally allowed to fall away during the butchering process – the bits
that only poor people wanted on account of not being able to afford to waste
parts of the animal.
I went for a Thali recently in the wonderful, Montpelier
Thali Café. Those of you from Bristol will already know that these are delicious
curries served in bright Indian cafés around the city. Having started out as
stalls at festivals around 15 years ago the cafés have now become a bit of a