The erudite Mr Jones mentioned in a post earlier, of how much he enjoys taking his morning tea back to bed with him.

I think he has also mentioned previously, the joy of having breakfast in bed.

You are sadly mistaken, my friend.

Many claim this as an enjoyable little luxury, but does anyone really enjoy having breakfast in bed?


You know already that I don’t!

I’ve never seen the attraction.

Firstly, I don’t see how sitting upright in bed, propped up with pillows and balancing a bowl of Rice Krispies – other breakfast cereals are available –  can be more comfortable than sitting in a chair at the dining room table. Let’s face it, it’s not.

And then there’s the tray – if you have one. Again, balancing a tray containing a bowl of cereal and/or toast; a cup of tea/coffee; a glass of juice etc, isn’t easy. One wrong move – a sudden burst of hiccups – and it’s all over your 10 tog, duck-feather duvet – of course, other tog values are available.

Then there are the crumbs – especially if you have toast.  Doesn’t matter how careful you are, there will be crumbage. Which you won’t find until you get back into bed later that evening, when it will feel like half of Yarmouth beach is in bed with you – other, stonier, British beaches are available.

So please, tell me, where’s the luxury in that?

Or am I missing something.


  1. Alan

    Other luxuries are available.

    • Masher


  2. David Sheriton

    You sit on a chair at the dining table to eat your rice crispies! Good lord man! Do you have a butler to serve you your morning meal? Other servants are available. Everyone knows you eat cereal for breakfast slouched on the settee whilst tutting at whatever is on the morning news.

    • Alan

      This could be a title for a new kids book David.
      “The Slouch on the Couch” written by Mr Masher

      • Masher

        A bit too Dr Seuss, for me.

      • Brennig

        Other titles are available

    • Masher

      Oh no I don’t.
      I may not be at the dining room table, but I am at a desk and as upright as one can be at that time of the morning… for my age.

  3. Alan

    May also be available in paperback.

  4. Jules

    I hate breakfast in bed. Messy, uncomfortable and most barbarian.

    • Masher

      You summed up my whole post in one line!

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