It’s all about me…

Did I ever tell you how Eatscooksreads first began?

This story isn’t technically about food; however it is about my journey into creating the website that I produce that is about food, so I reckon it still counts!

When we’ve lost much, or even nearly everything, sometimes all we can choose is our attitude in the face of trials. One story that really resonates with me is the parable of a Chinese farmer from 2,000 years ago. As with most old stories, there’s some differences in the telling depending on your source, but the essence of the story is the same:

A Chinese farmer gets a horse, which soon runs away. A neighbor says, “That’s bad news.” The farmer replies, “Good news, bad news, who can say?” The horse comes back and brings another horse with him. Good news, you might say.

The farmer gives the second horse to his son, who rides it, then is thrown and badly breaks his leg. (I can sympathise!) “So sorry for your bad news,” says the concerned neighbor. “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer replies.

In a week or so, the emperor’s men come and take every able-bodied young man to fight in a war. The farmer’s son is spared. Good news, of course.


Anyway, you get the point. Sometimes what looks like bad news or bad luck can actually be the turning point for something good, even amazing. That’s what happened in my case, which is why I told the story in the current issue of NEXT magazine.

Because it’s on sale now, and I’m a magazine girl from the heart, I won’t post it here until after it’s off sale; however if you’re interested, or simply need to hear that even difficult situations can turn out for the better, please do buy the magazine. I hope you get something from it.

Thanks for following my Eatscooksreads journey!