Food Art and the Happiness Index

The results of the first national ‘happiness index’ in relation to London are hardly Food Art and the Happiness Index surprising. This the survey that David Cameron commissioned the Office for National Statistics in UK with to find out what made people happy, and which has recently been published. What makes you happy?

Tony Travers, director of LSE London, says:

“The city can be attractive and stressful at the same time. It is the relationship between anxiety and productivity that makes London work so well. The price you pay for the rewards of living in London is stress and anxiety.”

Up until now, I had seen stress as an integral part of living in London. Certainly not as a prize I had to pay for those rewards. Pressure is necessary to make us take action, although it is not easy to ask the guy next to you to turn the volume down while on the Overground or manage the difficulties that we are all going to have during the Olympics (ooops, sorry, writing that word here was banned, I believe?)

Life is certainly very stressful, and it is something we need to manage. Smiling can be hard. What makes you smile with happiness? I have found some pictures in today’s Metro of a lady who makes very real food items. I smiled at the possibility of wanting to tuck into a curry and find out it is a cake!

Here are Steph Parker’s fake bakes! Some of them even have moving parts and motors.

Food Art and Happiness - king prawn balti cake

King prawn balti cake

Food Art and the Happiness Index - giant burger cake

Giant burger cake

Food Art and the Happiness - Cheese sandwich cake

Cheese sandwich cake

A Londoner from Afar

About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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3 Responses to Food Art and the Happiness Index

  1. Michelle Gillies says:

    Those cakes are sooooooo much fun.


  2. LaCaraVita says:

    I left London after 9 years of living and working there. I could never get over the bad weather, the insane cost of public transport (and tubes that closed at midnight!) and teribble work/play balance that exists. I’m not sure that stress should be a price to pay for living there.


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