Well, as you may have already noticed, Food, Football and a Baby is now The Tiffin Box. Its taken me a while to get to this stage. I loved my original name, but as you can imagine, it was cumbersome, and hard to tell people all the time.
While the 'Food' in the title was universal, moving to Canada meant that the 'Football' part always got misunderstood hugely. They like to call it soccer here (bah!) And of course, the 'Baby' is no longer a baby, and she also objects to being called a baby nowadays.
It was time for a change, but change is not easy. I agonised a lot over the new name, and while I already had in mind what I would call the blog, putting it into practice was another matter. I kept putting it off, but I was also slowly realising that the longer I put it off, the harder it was getting.
So, with the help of my friends, Marlow Moo's humans, and their friend Chris, I did it. We ate first, like you do, naturally, and then buckled down and changed the title to 'The Tiffin Box'.
Why The Tiffin Box?
For those who don't know, tiffin boxes are little lunch boxes that Indian people carry their lunches in. Usually consisting of three insulated tiers, they are brilliant for carrying different items like dal, rice, rotis, vegetables etc, separately, so the food items don't get soggy. Personally, I think its such a brilliant idea, especially for Indian food.
Tiffin boxes hold special memories for me, especially of India. My dear mum used to make up these boxes for us, and we used to lug them to school. And as soon as the lunch bell rings, a whole group of our friends would get together and we would excitedly poke around in everybody else's tiffin boxes, and share our food with each other. This was communal dining at its best, and what this website strives to be, a community.
Of course, tiffin is also a very English term. The British in India used to take what they referred to as a 'tiffin', usually a light meal in the afternoons, as Indians tended to eat very late in the evenings. And of course, who can forget that tasty cake called a 'tiffin cake'? Not me. The uniquely commonwealth approach of this name was my inspiration.
So, this website is now reflective of all my travels, and homelands. Its with sadness I bid goodbye to Food, Football and a Baby, but at the same time, I look forward to the future, with both apprehension and anticipation. There is still so much to be done, and I can't wait to get to it!
Here's to The Tiffin Box, and to my lovely, lovely friends and readers. Thank you for bringing me to this point in my blogging life.
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