Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Porridge in Craig-y-nos

Am I the only one who can remember the "sawdust" concoction they used to sprinkle on the porridge every morning for those with a poor appetite?

I had it for months on arrival in Craig-y-nos and I hated it though on reflection the"sawdust" tasted well, of sawdust.

Looking back I think one of the reasons I hated the food so much was that I had come off a farm, and the war and rations had passed me by for we had a surfeit of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat coupled with mothers marvellous home cooking.

Never in my short life had I seen so much overcooked, badly prepared and downright unappetising meals until I went into Craig-y-nos as a nine year old.

No comments: