Wednesday, 27 June 2018

An Alternative Five a Day



Getting my son to consistently  eat five a day  has been a chore but we may be getting there.  Of course the task would have been much easier if cocoa beans were considered a vegetable.  I came across a different take on this theme the other day on a poster on Torquay seafront.  It urged people to pick up five pieces of rubbish  a day.   What a great idea!

I'd just picked a rogue crisp packet  out of a hedge when I spied it.  'I knew you'd do that Mum.' said Louis who'd also spotted the offending article.    One day he  might get over the embarrassment of the grubbing around that goes with litter picking.   I can see how it might defy teenage cool.  So as long as he's not dropping his wrappers himself  I'll let Louis off trash collecting duties for the time-being!  This particular version of five a day might predominantly be for grown ups only.

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  1. This is a brilliant idea! I will start in our Close after the bin men have been! Enough said!
    Margaret P

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    1. Yes good idea it's a bit like that around here too. xx

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  2. The other excellent five a day is for people who live alone. You say hello to five people you meet and most will reply. A very elderly man told us about this at a conference and I have never ignored it since as I am conscious that he/she may have no one to give the conversation/ cheerful word they crave.

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    1. That's great. I often greet people in the street. It might be the only human that they have all day. xx

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  3. I like both these ideas, the rubbish and the greeting people.
    It's amazing how many neighbours have become friends because we
    first greeted them on walks. I have another little hobby. If I visit a Charity shop ( some are huge here in the States) I will make sure I put back about three items which have been put back in the wrong place. JanF

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    1. I might have to seek out some of those huge charity shops. I'm over in New York state in August. xx

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