Friday, 5 April 2013

Keep Calm...

I love ANYTHING to do with Keep Calm and Carry On.  So when my mum came home from the supermarket with these place mats - I couldn't have been more delighted...

And then it occurred to me that they would be perfect for someone with an eating disorder, who's worst fear was anything to do with eating. For those people who are filled with dread and anxiety about whats on their plate, a little reminder from underneath the plate, that says "Keep Calm and Eat Up" might give an extra nudge of encouragement. 


  1. I really disagree. This is mildly offensive and completely undermines the extent and depth of an eating disorder. As an extremely complex, deep rooted, psychological illness, a table mat would do absolutely nothing to help the sufferer. The only thing it would do would do is just pile on the overwhelming pressure felt from people around them, making them feel like they were bad/naughty, judged and patronised.

  2. Anonymous

    I see where you are coming from and that you may be taking offence at Miranda's frivolity.

    As a sufferer with, and recovered from, anorexia nervosa, alongside being one of the most active advocates of her generation, I think she earned the right to a little frivolity now and again.

    We Brits have a very weird sense of humor and a different perspective.

    Charlotte Bevan, FEAST UK