Am I the only one who worries about the weakening of our traditional northern resolve and our increasing ability to over-dramatise situations?
The Lindisfarne Middle School kitchen issue revealed that a number of folk clearly felt that our children cannot manage without one hot lunch-time meal in any given week.
Is having a sarnie for lunch one day, even in the snow, such a traumatic experience?
I missed two whole meals once as a young boy in the winter of 1977, I think I was out sledging and building snowmen and didn’t come back for lunch or tea.
Miraculously, I survived.
We have a hardy reputation as northerners and Northumbrians in particular, that reflects generations of hard living in wild weather and remote countryside.
Let’s embed this wholeheartedly in the next generation too.
I for one, think it will do them good.
Ladywell House, Swarland