We need not have feared! As Louise mentioned in a previous blog post, last week our two boys embarked on a school trip to the Isle of Wight. We did complete the requisite school forms beforehand informing all interested parties of their vegetarian dietary requirements, but still had some some worries about how it would go.
I for one had visions of my children (who, let’s be honest, can be a bit fussy about what they will eat even when it is all veggie) coming home hollow cheeked, half starved and completely ravenous. Well, I am pleased to report that this was not the case at all. In fact it was quite the opposite.
There was lavish praise all around from both boys for the selection, quality and, most importantly, quantity of the vegetarian fare that was provided for them during the course of the week. The fact that lots of desserts were on offer was of course a big plus factor but, judging from the comments so far, we may have to make some changes to the fare we provide at home. One son informed us that he was now used to eating much more than before, as they’d had a starter, main and dessert for every meal, so we’d have to start giving him bigger portions.
So well done to the school , well done to the hotel and well done to my children for making it through the week and coming back well fed as well as safe and sound.