Breakfast, Anyone?

20 Jan

This morning, with a graceful bow to Her Majesty the Queen, I had an authentic English breakfast.

What you see before you is a crumpet (yep, I wasn’t exactly sure what they looked like either, so don’t feel bad,) topped with “Traditional Cotswold Honey.”  The Cotswolds refers to an area outside Oxford known for its lush green countryside, rolling hills and quaint English farms.  It’s the area of rural England you’re most likely to see in calendars and postcards.  In other words, the bees that made this honey are very healthy, happy, English bees.

Next let me draw your attention the tea pot and the tea cup, containing what’s so appropriately called “English Breakfast Tea.”  It doesn’t get much more authentic than that.

So if anyone ever accuses me of not making an effort to assimilate into British culture, I will show them this above picture and tell them — in my best English accent — to “shove off.”



2 Responses to “Breakfast, Anyone?”

  1. onevoice January 23, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    OMG I’m so totally homesick right now!! Those plates! Crumpets! Ah!!
    And hey, if you want a FULL English breakfast, go to The Jericho Cafe–it is my absolute FAVORITE place to get breakfast. Go down Woodstock like you’re going into town, and right before you get to where the two merge into St. Giles, there will be a street on your right called ‘Observatory Street’ with the cutest little multicolored houses ever. At the end of that street, turn left and there you are! Even if you don’t like the food, you will LOVE the atmosphere; and their coffee isn’t half bad either 🙂
    Enjoy! I miss you SO much! I’ll send you mail again soon so I’m not always blowing up your blog with comments 🙂


    • claireallyse January 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

      Haha it’s all good no worries 🙂
      I’ll definitely have to check out the Jericho cafe — i know exactly where it is! I’ll try to send more mail and pictures etc. etc.

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