I AM replying TO POST 23, Blade runner not sure why it picked up 24
I share my food with others actually. I always make enough sunday dinner for 2 or 3 and share it with some of my residents where i live,
One chicken cost me 2.30 off iceland. this feeds me for 4 or 5 days if no one is about to share a dinner with me. roast 2 days, (cheap veg), i dont have an oven so i cook in halogen and microwave, i have pasta sauce with some of the left overs, or i eat chicken soup which i make with the carcass. baked potatoes and chicken in a white sauce again made out of left overs or i make a quick pastry and make a pie again cooked in my halogen. Or if i dont fancy a lot of chicken i freeze it. No i am not lucky just thrifty lol.
I am a pensioner. I live on my pension, I have PIP which pays for my 470.00 A MONTH rent, i pay my council tax, and I pay all my bills, i feed my dog and 2 cats and several hedgehogs.
I am a PENSIONER. I live on my pension. I get no benefits because of a tiny pension i was given years ago which stops me having pension credits.
SO tell me this how come i am not starving? Isnt it down to also how we live, and what our priorities are? I buy fresh fruit, i eat well.
By the end of the month i just have enough to get me through until my PIP comes in, then the following week i get my pension. I do have savings but they are tied up. for my family.
I am not LUCKY. hell no i worked since i was 15 years old hard graft. I only stopped working when i bought my kids up then went back to work, i have been a single mother and never once did my children go without breakfast. You make it sound as though i am LUCKY perhaps wealthy or something I swear I am not believe me. what i have i give to others if i can i do.
I am not lucky, i am resourceful. I taught cooking on a budget in the community, i know i have seen and been there.
WORKING all my life i managed to get a full pension, but i have a friend who never has worked i gave her my husbands mobility scooter when he died. she lives fine, i did her shopping for her, and when i found out she spent a ton of her money on scratch cards, cigs and beer i was not best pleased.
I dont have a lot of money, i am careful with what i have, i dont waste nothing. My care worker WHO I PAY FOR, laughs as my food bin would keep rats starving lol. I hate waste of any kind.
No i am not lucky just careful.
I even taught for GDAS a drug recovery unit and every meal i showed them was only ever done in a microwave. we had homeless always have sadly. its a long term issue which needs sorting out without doubt, but there are no magical wands to get rid of homeless as some in part is down to marriages breaking down (my friend had to live in his car until we insisted he stayed with us), as his wife got the house.
No i am not LUCKY. believe me BR if i could if i didnt have MS i would still be working at 68. I help others and proud to do so.
No i am not lucky at all i lost my mother in 2016 and my beloved in 2017, was forced to move from my home as it was too dangerous to live on my own in a big house, and now living in a tiny flat on my pension. I manage fine thank you but lucky no.
ANYWAY merry xmas i shall share my turkey with several residents all men lol as non of them can cook a bean lol.