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Does anybody really want breakfast in bed?

Sorry, but I'm getting up.

30w ago

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My mum often says all she ever wants for Mother’s Day/birthday is breakfast in bed. This isn’t actually true, because if a certain beautiful-hearted son was to make her toast and coffee and deliver it proudly to the bedroom, not only would she emerge shortly afterwards to take some of the jam off the bread, she’d wonder what happened to the present.

Now I’ve tried breakfast in bed. And it’s like reading in bed, or eating canapes in the spa. It’s idyllic and carefree and rich and actually awkward. It’s why we developed unique furniture for dining, lounging, and sleeping.

I might have unwisely chosen to test the concept with cereal that I ended up slopping over the doonah while getting into place, but still, when I’m at a hotel, I’d rather shower and dress and go down for breakfast than prop myself up for room service and then find toast crumbs in the crevices of the Egyptian linen later that night.

So I put it to you. Do you actually like eating in bed, or is just a fashionably lazy thing to do and say?

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Comments (61)

  • It’s such a bad idea. So many crumbs. So many spillages, so much hatred.

      6 months ago
    • Exactly right. Though part of me does want to kick back on a canopy bed and swallow lemon-drizzled oysters and reply to your comment with the picture.

        6 months ago
    • Exactly mate

        6 months ago
  • You should only eat in bed if you're in the hospital. Its too much hassle otherwise.

      6 months ago
    • Agreed. At least in hospital, you get a table on wheels and a bed that can contort itself into exactly the right position for scoffing microwaved beef.

        6 months ago
  • I would do it only in a hotel bed where I do not have to clean up the crumbs

      6 months ago
  • I’d eat everything in bed if I could.

      6 months ago
    • Well, laptop for DriveTribe on one side, tray of Brazilian delicacies and wine on the other. Hashtag #Patatwork

        6 months ago
    • I’m cracking up at the people complaining about the crumbs. They sound messy. Clearly haven’t developed the lazy-eating crumb-free technique I use.

        6 months ago
  • breakfast is overrated

      6 months ago
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