July 3, 2015

In July's blog we have an excellent piece from Dr Wendy Wills reflecting on Mary; her grandmother and how her experiences of acquiring food evolved over her lifetime. Do leave a comment. 

 

Mary was a wonderfully warm and wise person who put her...

June 14, 2015

In the autumn of 2014 I was asked by Dr Wendy Willis of Herts University whether I would like to be part of the Advisory Group for a new research project looking at Food Provision in Later Life.

 

I was surprised to start with because, although I was interested in the re...

May 7, 2015

Five months into the study, Research Assistant Amy Godfrey explores the cookery bookshelf, and wonders what it says about ourselves and our eating habits.  

 

We’ve all done it; bought books that we’ve never read and probably never will read, but we keep them on our...

April 24, 2015

1979 had been a notable year and almost everything that happened to my wife and I over the next 28 years reflected upon 2 important events that occurred. Firstly, my wife was confined to a wheelchair and was immediately referred to the local Day Centre. Secondly, as a...

March 19, 2015

I have now completed the log of food consumed over a whole week.  Looking at my notes it's quite clear that breakfasts are simple and do not vary much.  At the weekend they are a little more substantial, mainly because on Saturdays and Sundays  my wife and I eat breakf...

January 22, 2015

I have been involved in research on food and eating practices for 15+ years and I still get the same sense of excitement and level of enjoyment from projects as I did when I was an under-graduate writing my dissertation about whether and how our families influence what...

December 4, 2014

After several weeks of phone calls, emails, visits and trawling through seemingly endless lists of possible contacts it is only now, sitting quietly in front of the computer with a cup of tea and my notebook open at my field notes that I have really begun to feel like...

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