Every morning….

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Two Right Feet.”

Today the question was asked what do you do every morning to get yourself off to a good start. I’m British. The answer’s easy. It’s a cup of tea, of course.


I’m usually the first up in our house. At the moment, the days are still moody at 6.36am when the boiler kicks in and the chugging of the central heating wakes me. I creep downstairs and before I do anything else, the kettle switch is on. It takes just a few minutes, but that first hot, builder-strong, milky brew of the day is all I need to shake my head into action. I only have a few minutes, because I know that before long I’ll hear the sounds of the shower, the drawer-slamming of my eldest daughter getting dressed, the moans of my youngest being forced out of her duvet cocoon. By the time they arrive downstairs, I’ll be ready to face them all – putting on my best mother act and starting the morning round of toast, smoothies, cereal, juice….

Looking forward to the moment they all leave and I can put the kettle on again.

21 thoughts on “Every morning….

    • When I’m away from home – especially overseas – I usually start the day with coffee. That’s because it’s hard to replicate a proper home-brewed cuppa when you’re not at home. And for some reason, there aren’t many countries in the world that seem to be able to get tea right (hence why so many Brits take tea-bags on holiday) (although not me) (always).

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      • Probably not availability that’s the issue because you can get imported British tea bags on the shelves of some supermarkets abroad. Could be the water, because I understand the ph level varies from place to place, hence the change in taste. Nice article though, giving me inspiration to a new blog post. Thanks.

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  2. I used to live in a host family, when I was 17 and first arrived to UK to study. They looooved their tea with milk. I never drank it before, but somehow picked on that habit and now both my tea and coffee need to have a splash of milk 🙂 do you live in UK now? Where about?


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