6 Aug 2013


I'm sitting in Stratford upon Avon having breakfast.  I'm inside a small café. Outside,  less than 3 feet away,  and plainly viewable through the window in front of me is a family of four kids (boys) aged between 4 to 8 years. They are accompanied by grandparents and mother. 

As soon as they sat down, the mother put the kids at a table away from her and then gave each child about  3 to 4 sugar packs. The kind you find in cafés to sweeten your tea or coffee.

The kids are eating this sugar raw.  One is even eating the paper it is wrapped in. The grandmother is also unwrapping large lollipops.