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World Porridge Day

October 10th, 2016 (09:56 am)
current location: DD2 1EG

Today is World Porridge Day, which is being promoted by Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals provide a daily meal of maize porridge (likuni phala) to some of the world’s poorest children. It makes a bigger difference than you might think – for many children it’s the meal that allows them to attend school.

Insights, where I work,  supports Mary’s Meals, and today there are some themed activities and people were encouraged to wear tartan. You may remember Mary’s Meals was the charity supported by Martha Payne, who blogged about school dinners in Argyll a few years ago as NeverSeconds.

Wearing tartan with Fraser Paterson 
Wearing tartan with Fraser Paterson

Not sure I’ll actually be indulging in any porridge as I hate the stuff, but I’ll be seeing what else I can do.

Donate to Mary's Meals.

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Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: October 10th, 2016 11:01 am (UTC)

Nice tartan, both!

All this talk of porridge is making me want flapjacks...

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: October 10th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)

Today, Fraser is modelling the Black Watch tartan, while Gavin is in the McGregor. (Thanks!)

I did try some porridge, and I still hate it. Flapjacks are the way to go.

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: October 10th, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)

I wondered if it was Black Watch! It is badass tartan :)

(Oddfellows are great, BTW. Having to keep them in a high cupboard to ration myself.)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: October 10th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)

I think Oddfellows are my favourites of the ones I sent you, but they do divide opinion so I'm glad you like them :-)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: October 10th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC)

They remind me of parma violets, but different flavours - yum!

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: October 11th, 2016 12:01 am (UTC)
Pattie

Porridge is fine; tartan tends to be tasteless, though... The MacLeod of Lewis that puts the "loud" in "MacLeod" still gives me nightmares.

Edited at 2016-10-11 12:03 am (UTC)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: October 11th, 2016 06:01 am (UTC)

Well, you don't get much more restrained than the Black Watch, and I've always thought I've lucked out with the McGregor - it's bright, but not "McLeod bright", and with large squares it avoids the fussiness of other tartans too. A so-called hunting variety helps too.

The one that really gars me grue is the Buchanan - bright, brash, and asymmetrical.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: October 11th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
Pattie

Black Watch and variants are fine; but anything that requires sunglasses to be looked at with comfort is plain disturbing.

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