Last summer Family Kiwidutch took our visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” (I’m using her internet nickname for privacy reasons) on holiday with us, and had a lot of fun together. At this stage of our journey we have stayed the night at a Travel Lodge motel just outside of the city of Canterbury in Kent, England.
It’s an early start because we have an appointment later today and want to cram in as much as possible before that.
Last evening when Himself and Velvetine arrived back from the train station, the Little Chef restaurant close by was only minutes away from closing, but Velvetine picked up a menu and squealed with delight when she read a few things off the breakfast menu.
The Travel Lodge motel had very basic amenities and there was no breakfast room. Instead, on arrival it was possible to order a “breakfast pack” for the next morning, which if I’m honest sounded distinctly unappetising when Himself read out the details of them yesterday so I declined the offer. I take that back today because when the breakfast packs arrived in the morning they were actually rather good. There were packets of milk, juice and cereal and I think a muffin and some fruit… and the kids demolished it in the car as we drove into the city.
We wanted to get out and about early today so Velvetine and I were the first customers at the Little Chef when the doors opened. No cooked English breakfast or anything too time consuming today though… we are going back for the items the Velvetine spied last evening.
She had seen a “sausage sandwich” and a “bacon butty” on the menu and since both of these were new Foodie items for me I decided to give one of them a go for breakfast. I’ve sort-of had a sausage sandwich before: it’s a Kiwi tradition to wrap a sausage from the barbeque in a piece of buttered bread for kids to hold and eat… and whilst what Velvetine had today was much the same, it looked far more like a traditional sandwich.
I opted instead for the “bacon butty” which turns out to be a bacon sandwich and we both enjoyed or breakfasts very much. Himself is an early riser so breakfasted before anyone else was out of bed, so he opted to pack the suitcases in the van whilst the rest of us munched and this efficient use of time enabled us to be on the road bright and early. Today we are heading back into Canterbury…