|Local Fish Market In Dieppe France|
|Meal Times here at our Tent Home In|
|Harvesting Day at Fountain Hill|
Meal times here are awesome. I've seen a little bit of tension at meal times but when your cooking for fifteen, eighteen and twenty some people at a time that's allowed with children running through Is It ready yet, I'm starving I'm going to die. It's great to watch and be part of. Food is collected from the poly tunnel and gardens and brought to the kitchen, recipes are looked over or sometimes it's off the top of our heads, a count of people Is done and wrote on In chalk on the chalk wall near the cooker so we know who's here. It's a vegetarian kitchen here and the smells and flavours are insane. So it's normally about six o'clock In the evening, a shout out from the kitchen Is made "foods done" and from person to person it gets round to everyone and within minutes we are helping ourselves to the food and taking a seat and this where meal time becomes like no other, feels kind of special to be part of, feels like as a child myself where was this time In my life, I don't remember times like this unless it was a Christmas meal or a meal out to some so called nice restaurant which was always really uncomfortable. Even at a young age I could remember the tension, like no one got on really or couldn't accept certain people. Would always hope my aunty was coming down to throw a bit of madness In and talk about something positive, constructive and interesting to me which seemed to be normal from this random get together.
So this what meal times means to me and the boys here, people from all walks of life, at any age can all sit together and enjoy good food. We can praise the food, guess the ingredients, hey we can even say we think it needs a little more of this and that or as simple as I don't like it, it all makes great conversation round the table. We make plans, people offer advice. We agree and disagree. Jokes are made and there is a abundance of laughter from all most of the time, it feels special, like you belong to part of this magic community, something me and the boys have not experienced and I think we will take this away with us where ever we end up In our journey through life. I always say it's the simple things and who new a meal could have so much effect on us. But it's not just a meal here and again I can only describe it as The Magic of Fountain Hill.
|Jacy Helping out around the Gardens|
|Poly Tunnel Is full of Life|