Given that this week is National Breakfast Week, I thought it was quite appropriate to think about breakfast in our house…or out of our house.

I’m a big believer in breakfast, even though I find I tend to eat more through the day if I eat breakfast early on.  But with nursery, work, and the OH having an early start, we do tend to eat all over the place.

The OH always goes out early and does work first before then eating breakfast at the farm before coming over to see us when we get up. Three days a week N has breakfast at nursery…except he usually is hungry before then so wants breakfast at home as soon as he gets up.  It really winds me up when I’m paying for food for him at nursery.  I tend to take my breakfast to work, especially if N’s waiting until nursery for breakfast. The other 2 weekdays we eat breakfast together.

eating breakfast

If I don’t make him something for breakfast, he’ll just make it himself.  Usually he gets up early, I go with him downstairs and get him something to eat, then leave him watching a dvd while I go back upstairs and sleep until my alarm goes off. One morning a few months ago, I came downstairs to the smell of toast.  And N sitting in the living room with an empty plate of crumbs. Yes, he’d dragged a chair over to fridge, got butter out, a knife, some bread, and toasted it in the toaster, then attempted to butter it, and sat down to eat it.  I couldn’t believe it.

He’s usually a bit of a pain with breakfast. He can just never decide what to have.  Mostly he’s not that keen on toast, he sometimes has raisin bread (although the Sainsbury’s version isn’t going down well at the moment but untoasted (bleurgh!). It’s rare he eats cereal at home, unless he’s eating with his dad, and then he’ll scoff down 2 shredded wheat.  A yoghurt goes down well, but most of the time he wants sandwiches.  Just very strange. Personally I don’t know why he’s not that keen on toast.  For me, I could eat lots of it in one go given the chance.

What I really need is a great toaster which has wide and narrow bread options, plus a warmer on top.  My current one still works although the OH always does toast on the Aga instead.  No idea why, because the toast stays firm and the butter doesn’t sink in but he obviously likes it that way.

Anyway, if you’re a breakfast or toast fan and would like to try a new toaster, I have one to give away thanks to House of Fraser.

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  1. Julian Applegarth-Jones

    toast… the breakfast you can eat when you are late for work.


    Porridge in winter, fruit in summer

  3. Tina L-D

    Wholemeal toast, but wont say no to a decent Full English once in a while

  4. Emma Beckett

    I can’t decide between bran flakes and toast…

  5. Emma Beckett

    I can’t decide between bran flakes and toast…

  6. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    Scrambled eggs and cheese on toast, pleeeeeze?


    A n full English, JUST PERFECT TO START A DAY!

  8. Charlotte hoskins

    Crispy bacon sandwich with ketchup 🙂

  9. Angie Poulding

    A full English breakfast of course 🙂 but at the moment I am dieting so no fried food for me. Great give-away x

  10. Hayley Spencer

    croissant with butter, warmed preferably 🙂

  11. Joseph Lynch

    Pop tarts! Failing that a full english sans the beans and mushrooms. 🙂

  12. Rachel Butler

    Usually just a coffee but if I have time, I will usually have some toast and strawberry jam! Xo

  13. Kate Sabin-Burns

    You can’t beat a full English – sadly though not good for the ticker, wish they were! Mmmm bacon, eggs, toast, mushroom *drools* So in reality it’s more a case of cereal and toast 🙂


    At the weekends I love to have Porridge with syrup weekdays I have fruit and yoghurt

  15. Bonnie King

    For an everyday treat maybe scrambled eggs on toast, special occasions I have bacon and eggs 🙂

  16. Julia King

    Poached egg on black pudding with avocado

  17. Colette Sheeran

    French bread;cheese;tomatoes;boiled egg;cucumber and olives.

  18. Mr James Holyland

    Sesame bagels with marmalade,eggs n cheese

  19. Karen Dixon

    If i’m being naughty a bacon sarnie, if I’m being good, my special k creamy berry crunch

  20. Tracy Ashwin

    For a treat full english breakfast but I love green smoothies too

  21. Natalie Baugh

    Good old English Breakfast is my Favourite but since I’ve been trying to eat healthy i love my porridge with coconut milk and lots of fruit i.e. bananas, blueberry’s, strawberry’s etc, its delish 🙂

  22. steph lovatt

    Tough one this, I’d have to say Sausage and egg sandwich is my favourite.


    I like porridge first thing in a morning but treat myself to a bacon snadwich at the weekend.

  24. Roley Martin

    full english 🙂 slurp xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    Nice healthy fry up wouldn’t go a miss however I barely find the time. My favourite ‘on the go’ breakfast is a Blueberry Muffin and Caramel Latte (again nice and healthy, or not!)


    Toast & Jam, with a cup of freshly brewed coffee

  27. banana and peanut butter on toast – delicious and fairly healthy plus slow release energy to get you through the morning

  28. George Williamson

    Bananas on toast and flavoured watefr

  29. Holly Edmundson

    Scrambled egg on toast with cheese and beans 🙂 xxx

  30. justine l

    I have either sultana bran or porridge with a chopped banana and honey, delicious! 🙂

  31. sarah-dawn pope

    Just Right cereal with hazelnut milk or mushrooms and tinned plum tomatoes on toast if its a cold day

  32. Liz Hignett

    Granary toast with crunchy peanut butter, banana and honey. Of course accompanied by a really strong mug of tea! 🙂

  33. Lindy Hine

    I love soft boiled eggs with hot buttered toast cut into soldiers so I can dip them into the yolk (I leave the white because I hate that!) 🙂

  34. stacey caine

    poached egg on toast 🙂 with some mushrooms on the side..mmmmm yummy.

  35. Sandra Bald

    Porridge, sliced banana, flax seed & yoghurt

  36. Catherine S Reynolds

    I love grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato for breakfast or the pop tart range 🙂

  37. Jayne Danforth

    Toast with lots of good butter on it.

  38. Dinah Butcher

    We have oats, yogurt & fruit almost every day for breakfast!

  39. olivia kirby

    Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or a bacon and mushroom sandwich

  40. Lani Nash

    Whole meal toast with smoked salmon and scrambled egg

  41. Rachel King

    Bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon

  42. Rachael Marsden

    I love cereals and then toast and marmalade, even when a cooked breakfast is on offer I have that

  43. Louise Ryves

    Poached egg and smoked salmon on toast

  44. Jamie Walker

    Although its very rare, you cant be a good full english, hey? 🙂

  45. Patricia Avery

    A slice of cold toast spread with fridge cold butter, washed down with a cup of delicious green tea. Bliss, the best meal of the day 🙂

  46. Jessica Walker

    Toast with ham and melted cheese on top

  47. Lauren Old

    Really into golden syrup porridge at the moment

  48. Rachael C

    Cornflakes, or oatmeal (with cocoa powder to make it chocolatey!)

  49. Rebecca Powell

    I love smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels

  50. Lyndsey Beckford

    I like either a toasted currant teacake or toasted fruit bread

  51. simon hardy

    English muffins, toasted with some butter and sausage and egg

  52. Kerry Lethbridge

    It’s usually granola or hot buttery toast yummy

  53. Jenni Carroll

    it depends on the weather, nothing in hot weather and porridge or toast in cold 🙂

  54. Jenny Brady

    Wholemeal Bacon Bagel yum but I have also had an AMAZING Irish breakfast in Dublin!

  55. Claire Barker

    At this time of year I like porridge.

  56. Lorraine Crawford

    Scrambled egg with Stornoway black pudding!

  57. My favourite breakfast is genuine, just-baked French croissants dripping with butter and a nice, strong cappuccino.


    I love porridge topped with fresh strawberry’s and grapes xxx

  59. Onlyme2014

    Croissants, sliced open with fried mushrooms, fried bacon and melted cheese on top. Heaven on a plate.

  60. Kate Cass

    Porridge with maple syrup, cinnamon and pecans with a slice of extra strong thick cut marmalade on toast!

  61. Cereal for me usually bran flakes but love all cereals.

  62. elaine stokes

    I bacon sandwich, but anything as long as someone gets it for me

  63. Paul Chadwick

    I must say breakfast is a downfall of mine,i like a full fry up.

  64. Charmian Filewood

    English muffin toasted, with turkey rashers, poached egg and a slice of dutch cheese 😀

  65. ustupidwoman

    I love an ‘ulster fry’ – sausage, bacon, fried egg and lots of fried bread – soda bread, potato bread and fried pancakes

  66. Samantha Atherton

    I love bagels for breakfast or a couple of slices of pumper nickle bread toasted.

  67. Sarah Palmer

    eggy bread or boiled egg and soldiers x

  68. heidi brown

    I just love french toast, lots of maple syrup! nom!

  69. katherine b

    I love porridge with banana and blueberries

  70. tracey bowden

    I love cheese on toast with chopped tomatoes and black pepper

  71. Michelle Carlin

    Porridge – tasty, healthy and filling. 🙂

  72. Paul Walsh

    I love a full english breakfast though I eat all bran mostly as the fry up is too unhealthy 🙁

  73. Karen Richards

    Muesli and fruit followed by wholemeal toast and jam and a mug of tea to wash it all down.

  74. For a quick simple breakfast I can’t beat jam on wholemeal toast and a coffee 🙂

  75. Allison Sherwood

    I love poached eggs on wholemeal toast sprinkled with pepper

  76. Andy Kadir-Buxton

    Porridge with bananas and cinnamon, healthy.

  77. Stephanie Lear

    Free range eggs, smoked bacon, hash brown and beans served with 2 slices of toast with real butter. Yum xx

  78. Laura Robinson

    I’m not actually A breakfast person but lately I’ve been trying porridge!

  79. William Gould

    Weetabix or muesli in summer, porridge in winter, toast for mid-morning snack!

  80. James Travis

    Full English for me.

    Sausages, Bacon, Black Pudding, Beans, Toast, Hash Browns and Egg

  81. Vickie Jackson

    My favourite breakfast is anything I get to eat by myself without my little monsters stealing!!

  82. Sandra M

    Scrambled eggs and a slice of lightly buttered toast!

  83. Michelle Ferguson

    Not good at eating in the morning so I just like a yoghurt or toast.

  84. Kate Davies

    My favorite breakfast is toasted muffins with a slice of black pudding, a poached egg and crispy streaky bacon on top with plenty of cracked black pepper and a steaming mug of tea! 🙂

  85. gemma nisbet

    I like making egg muffins (omlettes made in the oven) with tomatoes ham and onion and cheese.

  86. gemma nisbet

    I like making egg muffins (omlettes made in the oven) with tomatoes ham and onion and cheese.

  87. I pretty much ALWAYS have porridge and fruit for breakfast – but the children usually have toast.

  88. jamie millard

    Full Scottish fry up – bacon, sausages, black putting, square sausage, beans and the unmissable potato scones.

  89. Kathleen Bywaters

    Blueberries, Greek yoghurt and a dash of honey!

  90. Kathryn Hipkin

    Full English (or Scottish or Irish or wherever I am). No toast though as it’s a product containing flour which is guaranteed to put weight on you. And I don’t like cereal.

    Actually the best breakfast ever would be a full English served to me as a guest in a five star hotel. I can dream!

  91. Leanne Perrett

    toast is a general fave in our house the teenagers make it on the go the little ones sit and nibble little squares with jam on and i dmit i love a crumpet in the morn needless to say my toaster has seen better days

  92. Julie Savage

    A vegetarian full english with a huge mug of strong tea

  93. Becky John

    My favourite is a full English with a mug of tea

  94. angela thompson

    Has to be buttery toast with a cup of tea!

  95. rebecca nisbet

    a bacon sandwich on fluffy white bread, bacon has to be crispy too!

  96. Louise McNicol

    Toast and butter and a cup of coffee for me. x

  97. Louise McNicol

    toast and butter and a cup of coffee for me.

  98. Louise McNicol

    toast and butter and a cup of coffee for me.

  99. Steve Weaver

    I love the continental style breakfast, with fresh rolls, different types of cheese and ham, with fresh fruit juice (orange or maybe red grape), just so delicious.

  100. Heather Haigh

    My favourite breadfast is porridge with maple syrup and fresh berries.

  101. Slightly salted butter on toast, all the way!!

  102. Karen Barrett

    Scrambled eggs, smoked salmon on a lightly toasted bagel

  103. Caroline Hooper

    It would be either fruit and yogurt or avocado on toast 🙂

  104. Christine Lockley

    Toasted crumpets (or pikelets as we call them in Yorkshire) dripping with best butter – mmm delish

  105. Rebecca Barnes

    Scrambled eggs on toast! Recently bought a tiny bottle of truffle oil for a luxury Sunday morning treat… 🙂


    toast with lots of butter and marmite

  107. Vikki Sanderson

    My favourite would be peanut butter & chocolate spread on toast! But in the cold weather I tend to eat a lot of porridge in the winter – with cinnamon and honey on it.

  108. Rich Tyler

    Scrambled Egg With Smoked Salmon On Bagels! 🙂

  109. Egg and toast with tea – cracking (literally lol)!

  110. Gwyn Sharps

    At the moment, I have Special K with Alpro Soya, a dollop of yoghurt on top with some blue berries and a cup of Lemon & Ginger tea.

  111. angela sandhu

    I love croissants but its not the healthiest option so i end up having muesli

  112. sarah birkett

    marmite and toast, and several cups of tea

  113. Sarah Griffiths

    Branflakes plus dried sultanas, raisins and cranberries

  114. Jill Webb

    Branflakes then toast and marmalade yummy

  115. Louise A

    Full English but I only have it as a treat on rare occasions

  116. lyn west

    I have the same most mornings.. either weetabix or an oats so simple wholegrain musli sachet with loads of natural yog, fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

  117. Eleanor Beavan

    My favorite has to be muesli, greek yoghurt and banana but I am very partial to a fry up at the weekend !

  118. Mrs Rachel Heap

    I love a nice fried egg but not runny bacon and sausages with a hash brown and a piece of toast

  119. Emily Hutchinson

    A full English when I’m on holiday, but toast when I’m at home

  120. David Paterson

    Full blown fry-up with coffee, sugar and cream

  121. christine shelley

    Grapefruit followed by porridge and toast

  122. Paul Witney

    I love a full English, but usually have something toasted like a teacake or waffle

  123. For a quick breakfast, toast. Brown bread, well toasted, butter and marmalade.
    At the weekend a full English, with toast of course!

  124. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love a full English breakfast with black pudding

  125. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love a full English breakfast with black pudding

  126. Porridge in winter, muesli during the rest of the year.

  127. Hilda Hazel Wright

    I usually have porridge as its healthy and filling, and I like it! But for a treat I like toast with butter and strawberry jam! I could just eat a piece right now…daydreaming away here!

  128. amy smith

    can’t decide between pancakes and maple syrup or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs!

  129. Mel Bailey

    bacon butties as a nice treat and fresh coffee