Someone’s been eating my porridge but I’m no grumpy bear… after all it is World Porridge Day.
The idea is the brainchild of Magnus and Fergus MacFarlane-Barrow.
And it is designed to shine light and raise money for Mary’s Meals.
Mary’s Meals is a real Scottish success as it has helped to raise money for starving children in developing countries.
It has its origins in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland.
Medge to shout home about
The Mother of God having interrupted a group of children, some of whom had been watching the big basketball game on TV.
The MacFarlane-Barrows were so inspired by Medjugorje and the spirit engendered by Our Lady and the devotees as to take action.
That and the travails of the Balkans people through their renewed conflict turned the brothers’ minds to charitable deeds.
Visitors to Medge will find the Mary’s Meals hut as a centre-point of the village, just up the main street from the church.
What the Butler saw
You’ll hear the history of the movement, watch Gerard Butler endorse the efforts of the Mary’s Meals helpers and get a feed.
Now my old friends at Mary’s Meals have been in touch this week to flag up who else they have got on board to promote them.
TOWIE’s Ferne McCann is a star of ITV programme First Time Mum.
And she has taken part in a cooking challenge ahead of today and also brought out a recipe.
Salt of the earth
Porridge, of course, has been a hearty favourite in these parts and around the world for ever.
Traditionalists (guilty) swear by making your oats with water.
And then serving it with milk and salt.
Although the more sweet-toothed modern diner will add almost anything.
All of which blinded my eyes as I eyed the blackboard in my cafe when out for my Sunday breakfast.
Of course the best place to have your porridge is Medjugorje.
And, of course, I raised a spoon to World Porridge Day and my pals in Medge from my pilgrimage there with Marian Pilgrimages.