No more cakes for Del
Trip Start Nov 27, 2012
55Trip End May 18, 2013
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Of course, this would mean a change for anyone but for someone leaving on a trip it has meant a lot of planning and rethinking of old habits.The first thing we did (after meeting with doctors and a dietician ) was to hit the internet to educate ourselves in the art of reading labels, in order to find out what could now be included in our meals. High teas (one of Del's favourite pastimes) seems to be out now as does her other favourite- the yum cha!
However, with an increased awareness of celiacs, there is lots of information. One of the best things we have come across are some 'restaurant cards' which can be printed in lots of languages and given to waiters etc when dining out. We have these printed in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Maltese. So far, in Germany these are working for us - we have stayed at Holiday Inns and , when presented at breakfast they have gone out of their way to get gluton free bread and rolls.
As anyone who has been to Europe wouldl know, the bakeries here are absolutely magnificant. They are also out of the question for Del, so lots of willpower is essential. One of the positives is that chocolate is generally okay - yeah! So is the old European staple- Nutella - but not on a crepe or a waffle!
Seriously, the upside is that Del will feel heaps better and there is a growing awareness of it so more and more foodstuffs will be available in this form. Also, healing will take place without the need for medication diet reforms should do it!
Steve wil still enjoy the warm apple strudel and stollen and that's okay (but even he is reading labels ) and overall it is all good! So when you see some photos of Del being 'naughty' with food it really is all for the camera!