Fattypuffs & Thinifers: Soup For Fat Girls

by 8 Degrees of Latitude

And for thin men too…

Lottie Nevin - The Rioja Diaries

Let’s not beat about the bush here; I’ve always been greedy. If I were a dog, I’d be one of those really annoying types that’s always jumping up and pestering their owners at the table when they are eating, or whining the minute that I could smell something delicious in the the oven. If you threw me a juicy bone I’d be made up, and the merest hint of the promise of a bacon rind would have me slathering over your shoes until you handed it to me.

Back in the 60’s when I was born, British Mothers had a very different approach to parenting than they do today. Young mothers were discouraged from picking up their babies when they cried as this was thought to spoil them.  ‘You’ll only be making a rod for your own back’ I can remember my own Mother saying those words to me when…

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