Gluten-free poetry competition winner
Congratulations to Marianne Hindmarsh, the winner of our Burns' Night poetry competition.
Here is Marianne's poem:
Back in April 2004
I went through the consultant's door
To be told I had a strange disease
Called coeliac, but what does it mean?
No cakes or biscuits, bread or pies
Sauces or puddings, I tell you no lies
"So", I asked, "just what can I eat?"
"All this info has got me beat."
I cannot have gluten, it's out of the door
It's in wheat and barley and a whole lot more
See a dietician and get more advice
On what foods should or shouldn't suffice
Feeling confused I joined Coeliac UK
Hoping they could help me along the way
To a better life of gluten-free living
With lots of advice from experts giving
One year later after my life had to change
There was lots of food, oh look at the range!
Who said it'll be boring with nothing to eat?
The Food and Drink Directory had lots of treats
So a big "thanks" to Coeliac UK
With all your advice I found a way
For a better way of living, now that gluten has gone
A new, healthier lifestyle for me had begun.