Posts Tagged ‘Live Below the Line’


Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day 5

Day 5

  Well here we are then, the end of the 5 days of Live Below the Line.  It’s been an over-whelming week both in terms of encouragement and in sponsorship from our friends and family. As I write this, the total you have donated to Tearfund stands at £362.  I’d set myself the target of […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day 4

Day 4

  Today has been a great test of will-power as a group of friends came to our house and were treated to tea and biscuits whilst I had water.  But being for such a fabulous cause, and it leading to more conversations about the whole food and money issue made it all worth-while; it’s amazing […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day 3

I am seriously trying to rationalise that if the last Mini Egg stays in Sebastian’s bowl for too much longer without getting eaten, is this the same as me scrabbling in the bins for free food? – So therefore I CAN EAT IT?!! Needless to say, I am finding it a little trickier to focus […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day 2

Day 2 photo

  Day 2 started with thanks for thriftiness on Day 1!  Having decided on today’s meals I was gutted to find the intended breakfast item, Basics Low Fat Yoghurt 4-pack at £0.33 was out of stock.  With three little boys needing to get to school and only 15 minutes in which to buy the day’s […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Day 1

photo (13)

So today was the day, the first of the 5-day long Live Below the Line challenge.  An initiative conceived by The Global Poverty Project, the idea is to eat and drink on just £1 per day per person, the World Bank’s definition of “extreme poverty.”  It is estimated that today 1.2 billion people worldwide live […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Live Below the Line 2014

Live Below the Line

  Many of you will remember in 2013 when I and our three little boys took part in Live Below the Line.  The challenge was to eat and drink for £1 per day per head for 5 days.  We found it a revealing and interesting experience, and one which still shapes how we shop and […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Live Below the Line – Behind the Scenes

LBL13

                          During Live Below the Line one of my friends sent me a web-link http://aethelreadtheunread.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/from-the-bbc-how-not-to-eat-healthily-for-1-a-day/, wherein the BBC had published an article about how it was possible to live healthily on £1 a day;  this concept was utterly berated in the web article. […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 5 – And suddenly it’s all over! – Live Below the Line

LBL13

All meals have been eaten, all drinks drunk, the boys have been full of energy but slept really well all week, and we still have £0.07 in the purse.  It’s been an awesome experience on so many levels.  I’ve lost weight but have been full of energy, I’ve saved a fortune on food shopping for […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 4 – In Praise of Tinned Produce – Live Below the Line

LBL13

I had a rather interesting comment from a friend today, who has not been as close as some to the preparation for this challenge.  Having asked what sort of things we’ve been eating, the question was asked, “ Oh, have you not had any fruit then?”  My response was of course, yes, just not fresh.  The […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 3 – Hmmm……….Live Below the Line

LBL13

Wednesdays are always quite an active day for the Whiten boys, as it’s PE and swimming lessons (and of course school) for the eldest, pre-school and swimming lessons for the middle one, and a busy morning for mummy and the baby gardening.  This was the first morning my tummy had rumbled, and I did notice […]