You’ll have Had your Tea…

Here’s where I’m reminded I’m not from round here: an invitation arrives to a Community Council training course in their Secret Bunker (it really is called that*). The training is in the evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. The assumption is that I will arrive already fed and watered because all normal people eat their tea at 6 pm. Whereas we are still enough of effete southerners to consider 7:30 the absolute earliest possible time to even consider eating our supper. Who knows if I’ll be able to concentrate on matters of winter resilience over the sound of my rumbling stomach… I just hope they’ve laid in plenty of biscuits, that’s all.

*Oh all right, maybe it isn’t actually a secret bunker.

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8 Responses to You’ll have Had your Tea…

  1. Wendy says:

    The fact that they eat tea & you eat supper sets you apart as a Southerner, a posh one at that!

  2. High tea, a very Scottish thing… We rarely eat before 9pm, I’m northern and my man is from the leafy suburbs of London.

  3. disgruntled says:

    Wendy – We have tea too, of course, but that’s extra.
    UHDD – that’s often when we sit down to ours too. Otherwise I wake up starving

  4. Neil says:

    I’m southern and 7:30 is way too late. I think it probably relates to commuting times, so if you used to work in London a later dinner is likely.

  5. The Paper Boy says:

    Surely “supper” is a lighter snack that happens much later in the evening probably in the hour before bed (and is entirely optional – unless of course it’s a fish/sausage/pie/haggis supper).

  6. disgruntled says:

    Neil – it’s true, didn’t usually start thinking about cooking until well after 7 in London.
    Paper boy – now that is surely only a Scottish thing.

  7. John Gibson says:

    I belived you about the secret bunker.
    John

  8. disgruntled says:

    Everyone calls it the Secret Bunker, but that’s not its official name.

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