Penalty: Oversharing

If you are in Italy, there is no going to the bar and asking for a shot of prune juice and a plate of granola. You can have espresso with lot of milk, a little milk, or no milk. You can have it with a splash of liquor; they don’t care what time of day it is, but they’re not going to give you prune juice. And if you want a piece of pastry with chocolate cream or vanilla cream or no cream, that’s OK, but if you want cereal, that’s not OK. Same in France, except your coffee usually comes with a piece of chocolate on the saucer. In Scotland there is no going to the bar for breakfast. You go to the cafe (caff) and you have a fry up–eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, beans, haggis, stewed tomato, and (white) toast. If you want jam, you can have that.
So now that I’m home it’s all about how to get things moving, how to hit the restart. For breakfast, there is only one thing on the menu–muesli. It’s the rough guide to recovery. Half a cup of raw oats, 1 teaspoon of blueberry jam, 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries, 1 grated apple (with peel), 1 tablespoon of currants and a few tablespoons of chopped almonds.

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