Weekly, I have to feed six to seven people three meals a day. I do it on about £50 a week, sometimes £65, sometimes less than £30. It all depends what I have left in the bank after I have paid everything I need to pay.Oh, you poor thing!
The only thing stopping me from cooking wonderful meals packed full of vegetables and healthy things is cost. I can cook, so can all of my children. I can’t afford to cook as I wish to do.*stifles a tear*
Stuff I know will be eaten. Risk-free food I know won’t end up in the bin. When I have just £2 in my pocket, it’s not the time to experiment and find out whether my 13-year-old would appreciate a quinoa-and-aubergine bake.Errr, hang on. If you're 'in poverty', you eat what you can get, don't you? Because you're hungry....
No, no. Mustn't let doubt creep in! Pray, continue...
It’s not a class problem. It’s a financial problem. We all want the best for our children. We just need to be able to afford to put the building blocks in place.And what cruel capitalist corporation is paying you poverty wages, Kathleen? What unfeeling big business is preventing you from keeping body & soul together by not paying you what you're worth?
Kathleen Kerridge is an author of LGBT fantasy fictionAh. I guess that doesn't pay as well as you hoped? I don't suppose you've considered getting a proper job? No?
Didn't think so.