Happy World Porridge Day!
If you haven’t heard of world porridge day then you may like to hear a little background. As funny as it may sound to have a whole day dedicated to a breakfast grain, it has a very serious message. This day is dedicated to a charity called Mary’s Meals who provide daily meals to more than 1.1 million of the world’s poorest children.
We absolutely love porridge in our house and it serves as a hearty breakfast most days. This love extends into our whole family and we have found that ‘porridge preference’ is a pretty personal thing…
I like it smooth and full of ground nuts and seeds.
Jago likes goji berries and ground seeds on his.
Charlie likes it with lots of coconut oil and a sprinkling of raisins.
Kingsley likes it thick and gloopy with everything chucked on.
Granny Lincoln must have whole oats.
‘Badda’ Lincoln likes them ground.
Nanny Bickle prefers a sprinkling of seeds and a blob of honey.
Grandad Bickle likes it soaked not cooked.
So you see, it is never just as simple as a bowl of porridge.
But for some children, just having their simple cup of maize porridge is life changing, so let’s support this special charity.