The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Sunday 14 March 2010

K2CW – Food Logistics


We’ve just undertaken the task that has once again proved to be one of the trickiest/most trying parts of the preparation for our Big Walk: deciding what we want to eat each week for the duration of the walk.

For the third time, all of the food* has been laid out on the living room floor, but this time, armed with a couple of spreadsheets so large and detailed that they are befuddling, we have chosen what which meals are to go into which parcel.

We had already identified eleven food parcels (including the one that we will be taking down to St. Margaret’s with us) of sizes varying from 2 to 6 meals apiece, and having separated out the meals as evenly as we could between those parcels (because we don’t want a week where we find ourselves eating the same meal for three nights), we found ourselves with eleven carrier bags on the living room floor – and one meal left over.

That one meal left over is a bit of a problem. There should not have been anything left over. The numbers were spot on. So, now we’re going to have to go back through all 11 parcels and try to find out if one has a meal missing, or if my spreadsheet was one down to start with.


(*As I think I’ve mentioned before, the food parcels only contain our evening meals. Breakfasts and lunches will be bought locally as we go along.)

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