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Typically British Debate

08 Nov

Whilst cogitating the meaning of life in bed this chilled morning as I awaited my modern day Florence Nightingale to arrive, a thought drifted across my mind, settled down and grew. The nightmare pitfalls of an English Cream Tea.

There are numerous areas that are likely, in some circles, to instigate some rather heated debates.

  • Which tea? Breakfast, Earl or Lady Grey, LapSang
  • Is it milk first or tea first
  • Is it a cream tea or afternoon tea (there is a difference, apparently)
  • Is it pronounced scone (sk-own rhymes with cone) or scone (sk-on rhymes with gone)
  • And the biggee, jam or cream first

Wars have started over less.

I think I’ll stick with my black coffee and sausage roll, that cannot court controversy …. hang on …… bugger.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2019 in Life, Uncategorized

 

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17 responses to “Typically British Debate

  1. deacongill

    November 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Ha ha! And there are a host of ghostly well-brought-up grannies and aunties just WAITING to see if we get it ‘right’!! Thank goodness we don’t live in those days any more … just take a big bite, it all goes down the same way!

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    • AnneMarie

      November 8, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      I missed out the ‘to warm the pot first’ aspect … or the loose leaf tea versus tea bags. The more you dig the deeper the doodoo 🤣

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      • deacongill

        November 8, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        And do you hang T shirts up by the shoulders or by the hem …

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      • deacongill

        November 8, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        This could run and run!

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      • AnneMarie

        November 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm

        🤣 indeed.

        Bacon sandwich, ketchup or brown sauce

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    • menhir1

      November 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      You don’t hang up tea shirts by the shoulders or the hem !

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      • AnneMarie

        November 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm

        Controversial

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      • deacongill

        November 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm

        You fold them over the middle! just under the armpits.

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      • menhir1

        November 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm

        Quite right, peg them under armpits when drying wet T shirts and jumpers on a line, and to air, fold over in the manner your answer indicates, gilly.

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  2. snowbird

    November 8, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Hahaha….you do make me laugh!xxx

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  3. menhir1

    November 10, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    No sausage roll?

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    • AnneMarie

      November 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Well…. as per previous blogs (Christmas sausage roll sampling), it’s not a yes/no question. It’s a hot/cold, ketchup/mustard/brown sauce conundrum.

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      • menhir1

        November 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

        Have you tried dotting all condiments around your dish so you can vary each morses’ flavour according to momentary desire?
        Xxx

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      • AnneMarie

        November 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

        😱 thee very thought!! 🤣

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      • menhir1

        November 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

        A thought to look forward to. Xxx

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  4. menhir1

    November 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Grr morsels’ not morses….

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