Good Morning from Gower, Wales
I hope I find you all well out there. Id like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation for everyone who has read, liked, and followed this blog. It means a lot to me and gives me the confidence to move my project forward.
I was employed by the NHS in Wales. Its an organisation that I would defend with my dying breath and the closest thing to a religion I hold to be venerated. Every single Colleague (at least that I met) goes to work not for a life of leisure and a pirates treasure but to provide a service that works every minute of every day to provide care from cradle to the grave. I think that in this country is taken for granted and every single Citizen of Britain should be very vigilant when opportunist politicians look to use it as a cash cow. To all my ex-colleagues, I doff my hat to you and will support you in every way I can.
I used to do a lot of running; it was something I enjoyed. The luxury of popping my headphones in, listening to music and being in my own world. Little did I know that a congenital issue with my knee would years later, leave me barely able to walk. Along the way, GP’s would call the ailment different things from “you’re just getting older” to arthritis. This reached a gruelling crescendo in February of 2019 when extreme pain left me unable to walk and in a wheelchair. After nearly a year of rehab I can now get around with the aid of a walking stick, but the jarring and continuous pain continues.
It has taken me a while to come to terms with my being obsolete to the system. However, rather than fight against it, I’ve decided to embrace it. Like most employers, mine decided to see me as a disposable drone rather than utilising and developing my skills. Now, I can develop myself. I hold a passion for cooking and over the years I have become besties with poverty, robbing Peter to pay Paul and doing my best to provide under increasingly difficult circumstances. I want to use my skills to ease the burden for people on low incomes and those looking to tighten their economic belts that want to be able to put something tasty, healthy (most of the time) and desirable on the table at minimum cost. I’m passionate about helping people and now I can do what my Counsellor refers to as “aligning my core values” with what I do in life.
I hope you try the recipes, or at least salivate over them. A fair proportion have been handed down to me to various matriarchs of my family, some I’ve adapted from concoctions I’ve found along the way and I’m even starting to get requests, which I’m more than happy to oblige. Please like and share these posts to Social Media, soon with my daughters help, I will have my YouTube channel up and running to share my wares online.