Have a bit of what you fancy

Carol By Carol, 11th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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They say " when in Rome do as the Romans do." But how about mixing it all up?

Have a bit of what you fancy

In England it’s normal to drink tea. It is a very English tradition, and we are known for it all over the world. I like to make a cup of tea when I get up, before I even eat breakfast. I also like another cup of tea halfway through the afternoon, afternoon tea, as it’s commonly known, but that is all, just 2 cups of tea a day.

When I visit America, I have discovered they really know how to make a good cup of coffee. We can’t match it, but maybe that is because it is their national drink, just like tea is ours. I enjoy coffee after a meal, it seems to make it more digestible, so I drink 3 cups of coffee a day, one after each meal.

The Brits used to be known for our love of bacon and eggs for breakfast, and most bed and breakfast places will serve it if asked, although most people when at home seem to opt for cereal and toast as a typical meal.

When I am on holiday, I enjoy what is known as a continental breakfast. Fresh bread with butter and jam, fruit, yogurt and even a pastry makes a nice change, and is very tasty to eat.

So I am not typically British. I drink tea twice a day, and coffee in between, and for breakfast I eat fresh french bread , butter and jam, washed down with coffee, and I also eat plenty of fruit. I also tend to eat fish rather than meat, which is like Mediterranean countries, and it’s very rare for me to eat bacon and egg. I experience a little bit of all these cultures, because a little bit of what you fancy does you good.


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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Jan 2011 (#)

I like a lot of different foods from different cultures, east Indian, French, you name it!

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author avatar christopheranton
12th Jan 2011 (#)

Give me the old bacon and egg
Thanks Carol.
Good article.

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author avatar Carol
13th Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks Mark and Chris for your comments.

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author avatar Janey1966
13th Jan 2011 (#)

Nice article! Mum is addicted to tea. I swear she has it swimming in her veins instead of blood! I drink about 3 or 4 a day, without sugar. I found out (by accident) that it tasted better without sugar than with and have been "good" ever since!

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author avatar Greenfaol
14th Jan 2011 (#)

We're tea drinkers here too, although I love coffee as well :D Great read, thanks for sharing :D

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