For each of us there will be a restaurant, cafe or takeaway that we went to for the first time when we outgrew our parents consent. At the age of thirteen, McDonald’s was the venue I chose to eat at.
In this video I return to Newport, Isle of Wight, to the very McDonald’s where I made my first independent dining out decision. I eat a Big Mac with chopsticks – oriental restaurants are a favourite of mine. This conflicting approach to eating demonstrates the cultural journey I have undertaken over the years and highlights the distance between my teenage self and the decisions which inform my adult indentity.