Thursday, October 25, 2007

Elevenses



Hello.

Today I would like to tell you about Elevenses. If you are not British or Australian, then you may not know what Elevenses is. This is equivalent to mid-morning tea, usually taken at about 11 AM, at which time partakers usually have a few biscuits or sweet cakes and a cup of tea. (You can look this up on Wikipedia if you doubt me.)

Whenever the woman has a day off from work, we all have Elevenses and I highly recommend it to my American friends. Go ahead... wherever you are... at 11 AM (or there abouts) grab yourself a cup of tea and a cookie and give yourself a break. OR -- have a temptation and a slurp of water. It's a great way to enjoy the day.

18 comments:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Sounds like a fabulous idea! I think the LL could really use some tea.

Kaze

The Meezers said...

That's a great idea Pearl!!

Christine and FAZ said...

What a great idea to share Elevenses with everyone. It's a nice way to break up the morning. FAZ

Daisy said...

Thanks for teaching us about Elevenses. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds like a fantastic idea!

Boy said...

I think there should be more than ewevenses.
There should be a wule that evewy single bean and kitty should have ones, twos, thwees, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, tens, ewevenses, twelves, and so on. You get the pictor.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

i read about elevenses in a book only it wasn't tea they were drinking

see you there! said...

Tea and cookies at 11 it is! I'll have a little catnip with mine if you please.

Eclipse

Forty Paws said...

Paw does taht around tenses.

Luf, Us

The Crew said...

Mom eats breakfast so early (6:30AM) she's starving for lunch by 11AM. She says a cookie just wouldn't be enough!

dinahmow said...

Rusty says:Oh, yes! We have elevenses here, even if I have to remind them!And Dinah sometimes has fourses when I have my crunchies.And when They have wine and cheese I have some cheese.

Julia said...

:: Elevenses::

On her day off work at 11 o'clock my Bean insists on watching a horribly LOUD and gossipy American show called "the View". I am sure your Bean knows of it. Just when I'm trying to take my mid-morning cat-nap, too!

Mrs. G. said...

Oh Pearl, you are so civilized. I need you to come to my house and class the place up.

Derby said...

Mum agrees with taking a break. Maybe even a little before 11 :)

Parker said...

What a lovely idea!

The Furry Fighter said...

us Brits love our cakes :)

we manage to squeeze elevenses in between brekkers and lunch and then we do afternoon tea between lunch and dinner...and then a snack just before bdtime too x

Lux said...

My MomBean says she would like to have Elevenses, Twelveses, Oneses, and so forth all throughout the day!

Tyler said...

My mom loves the sound of that tradition. Thank you for sharing it. Maybe next Saturday at 11 am we'll give it a try.

paris parfait said...

Elevenses is what I call breakfast! :) (I stay up late and sleep late). Thanks for your timely comments on my blog! Yes, Rumsfeld was issued with a summons to appear in court to answer a lawsuit for human rights violations! (About time). As for Sarkozy, well he says exactly what he thinks and does what he wants and is quick to dismiss those who disagree or annoy him. So I wasn't surprised by the 60 Minutes interview. He often tries to bully his media titian friends in France into publishing - or not publishing - some story or another. He apparently thinks the press is to serve him. Never a dull moment in French politics these days! :)