Today already at 7am, there has already been the challenge of breakfast. I have to admit I am addicted to porridge, or oatmeal in the US. I have regularly eaten porridge almost every day for years. I can't even remember when this started, but it is a perfect way for me to start the day. Yesterday I had toast and it was ok. Today, no toaster, no access to boil eggs, no microwave to cook my porridge......Alan bought a baguette but that just didn't appeal. So I resorted to a traditional Scottish breakfast staple - the morning roll. The funny thing to me is that this roll looks like a really nice hamburger bun. But it is a breakfast food here and is really yummy!
Walking to the corner shop, in the early morning sunshine, I can see how this is a very nice tradition. However, I am only off work due to the stress of Mom being in the hospital - I don't usually have time to wander down to the corner shop. And with Mom appearing to improve and her visiting hours being restricted, as is normal in UK hospitals, I now have the time both to wander to the shop and to deal with the fall out of organizing a new kitchen.
And I have already identified new "fall out". Who knew the upper cupboards would be too small for a normal size dinner plate? Alan is convinced our dishes are just bigger than average, but I am not so sure. We are totally committed to this new kitchen now, so we will just have to readjust our thinking and use a bottom cupboard to store dinner plates, but it was a set back I did not expect. And so many people have Magnet kitchens and love them....maybe our dishes are over size? This has never been a subject of conversation when I have asked folks who did their kitchens.