England Part IV

June 27th, 8:30 a.m.

I came down to the empty Anchor dining room to sun flooding one table, so that’s where I sat.


• Anchor full English Breakfast egg, bacon, sausage, fried bread, tomato, mushrooms and baked beans.
• Lowestoft smoked haddock with poached egg
• Scrambled egg on homemade brown toast
• Local kippers
• Choice of fresh fruit, Suffolk pressed apple juice, organic orange juice, cereals and muesli
• Selection of teas and fresh ground coffee
• Anchor made white and brown toast. With homemade jams, honeys and marmalades

I chose Lowestoft smoked haddock with poached egg and added in fried tomatoes and mushrooms.

It was divine!

The Daily Telegraph handy, I picked up the morning copy to see what English newspaper writing was like while I ate. Here’s a sampling:


Professor Raphael Loewe, who died on May 27 aged 92, was an influential scholar of Jewish studies and a poet, as well as a translator of medieval Hebrew verse.
“The ghost of Ibn Gabirol over my shoulder as I wrote!” Professor Raphael Loewe said.

Twenty thousand pounds to train as teacher…The brightest students will be handed 20 thousand pounds to train as teachers under Government plans to improve state education standards.

Middle class families are being priced out of traveling by train.

Ahem…English priorities a little more civilized, perhaps?