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Budget cookery author, anti-poverty campaigner, still sober #ODAAT. #ThriftyKitchen AFF link πŸ‘‰ https://t.co/o2N6Y1Z66m
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Oct 8, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Anyone else with any experience of Sertraline? Week two and I'm throwing up like I've got morning sickness here. Not really helpful when I've got a very very busy day ahead! Also for the replies saying 'stop taking them' - advising people to quit medication that has been prescribed by a doctor who has a comprehensive overview of that person's life, health and circumstances, is unhelpful at best and downright dangerous at worst. Please stop.
Oct 7, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
A reminder that under the Tories we now have:
11,000 fewer firefighting personnel
4.2m in poverty
1.5m food bank parcels a year
5,000 fewer bobbies on the beat
An Β£11,000 pay rise for MPs
A UN investigation into UK poverty
A landmark study linking austerity to 120,000 deaths... ...just tonight I heard from a food bank who have seen an EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT INCREASE in referrals since universal credit was rolled out in their town...
Sep 27, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
I refuse to engage with trolls who have fewer Twitter followers than my cat. For context, the cat has been on Twitter for 2 weeks and has 1036 followers. And he doesn't even write his own damn tweets. 😁
Sep 25, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Mischief managed. So out of 13 tins of #QualityStreet there were...

121 strawberry cremes
103 orange cremes
91 toffee deluxe
82 toffee fingers
81 fudges
79 coconut eclairs
79 toffee pennies
71 milk choc block (green)
67 green triangles
66 purple ones
65 orange crunch
64 caramel barrels

Sep 19, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I'm just gonna say I don't think 'Jacks' DOES want the Aldi/Lidl market. They've opened two stores. Aldi/Lidl have 21,366 between them. Jack's are also not big enough, opening in former Express shops. They look more like edging out the McColls/Londis but nobody wants to say it... ...So while their layout seems very Aldi/Lidl, along with the middle aisle of rando stuff, I'm not convinced they're a serious contender for the budget brands. They're going in the wrong places, the wrong size, and alongside existing Tesco stores. Watching with interest.
Sep 15, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
I can confirm today that following that landmark libel case, Katie Hopkins has entered into an IVA to avoid bankruptcy. I knew for a while but could not say anything for legal reasons. The arbitrary defender of free speech didn't want anyone to know, ironically... ...I have been paid in full, but many of her creditors, including my lawyer, will not be paid what they are owed. For the want of an apology, a house, a job, a column, a radio show, and now financial solvency, were lost. It's all very sad, actually.
Sep 14, 2018 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I can't stand by any more and not say something.
I have a large public platform and I try to use it for good.
But what good is all the rest of the 'good' if I stay quiet on one of the biggest and most dangerous atrocities facing our country today?
Take a seat. I refuse to be a bystander any longer because to do nothing is to be complicit in the creeping inevitability.

There is an absolute hotbed of antisemitism in this country. It is undeniable. And we cannot refuse to look among our own number and call it out.
Sep 13, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Last night, after years of having middlemen slam doors in my face for advertising on my site (255k subscribers, 310k social followers, 32m hits), I decided to take matters into my own hands. I jimmied some html and made my own ad space, and filled it with things I use and love. > It is not even lunchtime yet, and I have had enquiries from Moonpig, Illamasqua, Topshop, Benefit, Ralph Lauren, Converse, Revolution, PrettyLittleThing, ASICS, Waitrose, ASOS, EE, and literally dozens more household names. Overnight. >
Sep 13, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I couldn't sleep tonight for stressing about being constantly rejected from ad platforms (despite 32m hits on my site...)

So I taught myself some basic HTML, and I DID IT! It's not perfect but it's a start!

@FromPaperchase @AbelandCole @Tesco @NOWTV @OxfamOnlineShop etc 😍 It was such a source of stress for so long and all I had to do was believe I could learn it 😍😍😍 Oh man I'm so happy right now. It's a bit sloppy but it's mine all mine 😁😁😁😁😁😁
Sep 11, 2018 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Hello!! So I'm trialling a new partnership with #Tesco on my blog at the moment, because that's _currently_ where I shop! Basically i'm costing my recipes in their Value range, and adding links so you can see for yourself what I buy. (This has been years in the making!) >> >> those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I don't enter into partnerships lightly, and I always take the lead with them, eg if I don't already love it and use it, I'm not going to recommend it!! Not for all the money in the world 😁 because honesty is key >>
Sep 9, 2018 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I've had quite a lot of nasty comments on my @BBCPolitics film about food and poverty, taking aim at my weight. I have been trying to ignore them, but actually, i have something to say. I had a ten year eating disorder in high school, and at my worst, weighed under six stone. I was anorexic, and slowly killing myself.

When I was a single mum on the dole, I was painfully, desperately thin, starved with hunger and depression and anxiety and poverty.
Sep 6, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Another batch of 100 copies of #CookingOnABootstrap going off to food banks (in pairs!) - thanks all who have donated so far, I will do another shout-out in a week when caught up with the PHENOMENAL amount of donations! These are headed to (getting two each):
Aberdeen North
Aberdeen South
Aberdeenshire North
Aberdeenshire South
Aston & Nechells
Ayrshire East
Sep 6, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Update: @DelMonte @DelMonteEurope are ignoring my email, and the social media storm. I suggest we migrate to their Facebook page to let them know how we feel about theft and copyright law, and ripping off a single mum:

m.facebook.com/delmonteuk/pho… Context, ICYMI:
Sep 5, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Hi @DelMonte this is my original recipe, almost word for word, on your website without credit, permission nor payment. It was published by Penguin in A Girl Called Jack in 2014 . Let me know where to send the invoice, because you owe me money. And don't steal my stuff. Thanks. It's in the hands of my publisher now. Their legal team is much bigger than my legal team. I'm going back to work. 😁
Sep 3, 2018 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Hi everyone! Let's do something nice! I think Twitter can be a force for nice deeds! You ready? 😍😍😍 I just discovered that my new book, #CookingOnABootstrap is in the TOP 10 WISHED FOR books on Amazon. Which blows my tiiiiiiny mind!

But it also means that a hella lot of people want it, who can't afford it. And that's really who it's FOR.

Still wanna be nice? (yeah you do!)
Sep 2, 2018 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 2 min read
This isn't gonna be a popular opinion but IDGAF.

I recently discovered 24 year old Scarlett London due to a nasty viral tweet about her, predictably, from a man. So I popped over to her Instagram to have a look at this 'lie factory' he was so cross about. /1. And her life looks AMAZING. As far removed from my up-all-night, 80-hour-weeks, drudge and toil and general misery as it is possible to be.

Am I jealous? No.
Am I angry? No.
Am I so outraged by her balloons that I'm gonna write crap on the internet about her? No. /2.
Sep 2, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Hiya! Have just found online sellers who are selling PDFs of my book online. Don't waste your money on one, it's illegal, and I'm taking action against the people doing it. If you can't afford the book, the recipes are FREE ONLINE. Don't pay scammers for my work, thanks!! So far (because I can see how many have been sold) this person has taken Β£256 of my income and I am taking legal action to recover it. I wrote that book. I have given hundreds of them away for free to good causes. But this is my living and sorry 'Barry', you ain't nicking it.
Aug 27, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
The absolute glamour - late home for a @bbc5live interview so have jumped off a train to do it in a cycle storage rack!! It's a nice bouncy acoustic booth, so it works 🀣 No mate
Aug 25, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Retweet for a chance to win a signed copy of my new book, #CookingOnABootstrap πŸ˜ƒ

I'll pick 5 winners on Monday! Will donate a tin/packet to a food bank for every RT too* πŸ₯«πŸ«πŸ―πŸͺ

It's available HERE for 1/3 off right now too >>> amzn.to/2N7fm38 *up to 1000 tins, because I think my @asda order would go bonkers at me if I tried to do much more than that!! May need to do them as separate orders πŸ˜‚
Aug 23, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Thank you so much to my star team of helpers last night. I'm not going to pretend I did all the catering for my book launch myself! A superstar team of publishing hands came and peeled spuds, mashed falafels, gave me wine, gave me water when I'd had too much wine, and more... So thanks to @CaroleTonkinson, my publisher and most glamorous potato masher I have ever had the audacity to supervise.

@jessduffyy, who chopped onions in a slinky jumpsuit

@martha_burley, my patient editor, who got banished to the hallway (!!) with the magimix...
Aug 21, 2018 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I was 21 years old when I was pregnant - and between my three jobs I earned almost forty grand a year George mate. The secret about children is that nobody can actually afford them, they are bottomless wells of consumption that eat, shit and destroy every pound you earn πŸ˜‚ ...it was the best year of my life and I thought I was made on it. I was saving a house deposit, and working hard with a view to getting promoted so I could lose the coffee shop and nightclub side gigs and enjoy myself rather than work 6 days and 2 full 15hr nights a week...