Sunday, April 16, 2006

england diary: full english breakfast (v)



i spent the past weekend in the cotswolds visiting the quaintest and most charming english villages including cranfield, thame, stokenchurch and stratford-upon-avon in the counties of oxfordshire and warwckshire. this part of england is unbelievably gorgeous. fields of green with sheep grazing stretch on for miles on end. picture book like cottages made from limestone are characteristic here. and it's really easy to strike up conversation with the english villagers who are eager to give you tips of places to see and things to do in the neighbouring villages.

one of the best parts about holidaying in the english countryside is breakfast. we took our time to enjoy a full english breakfast every morning which included fried eggs, baked beans, grilled tomatos, sauteed mushrooms and bacon or sausage if you eat meat. though the meal is quite greasy and full of carbs and fat, you've got to do like the englishmen do when in the country. after indulging in full english breakfasts for several days, it's going to be very hard to go back to cereal and cold milk!

4 Comments:

Blogger Fourth Umpire said...

Wow. don't often (read never) run into a lot of other people who have been to Thame! And my dad spent a while in Cranfield (a home of aeronautical engineering).

That breakfast looks like my typical Sunday morning down at the local pub watching the football on the big-screen at 7am. Only mine has the bacon *and* sausage included.

10:31 pm  
Blogger runnr said...

Oh my goodness. We always would have a typical English breakfast before our weekend hikes. Loved it, bring on the cholesterol. :) And I did not gain a single pound that year, came back skinnier than I left.

Really love your blog.

3:19 am  
Blogger gs said...

the british countryside is very picturesque. i always enjoy watching the sheep grazing on those beautiful green lands.i do it once a year when i take a train to sheffield from london.and your breakfast reminds me of my old bachelorhood days when after tennis it would be an english breakfast at the bombay gym.baked beans on toast.and to add the indian or shall we say parsi touch.pudina(mint) tea.

3:23 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

fourth umpire,
you just reminded me that i forgot to tell my in-laws about you finding my blog. we visited those towns with them this weekend. i'm sure my father-in-law wouldbe kicked to learn that you dad worked in cranfield! and yes, i'm sure that the fry-up is a bit incomplete for most people with the bacon and sausage.

hi runnr,
great to hear from you again. i'm sure you do enough hiking and running to burn off any extra calories you consume!
glad to see you're still enjoying the blog.

hi dad,
your comment reminded me that i should start making mint tea as i now have a mint plant on my window sill!

8:35 am  

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