I fancied something different for breakfast the other day before I set off to Mum's so I had some of the cereal bought with our points and just a small slice of toast and marmalade.
It kept me going until lunchtime, and as I knew we would be eating out and having a cooked dinner I knew there was no need to 'fill up' first thing. Alan just had a few rounds of toast ... he was already out walking the dogs round the paddock and taking Ethel her breakfast, when I was getting my breakfast and taking this photograph.
Eating out was something a lot of folk did during the war years, sometimes at British Restaurants, originally called 'Community Feeding Centres but then renamed by Winston Churchill. These were set up to ensure that everyone had access to a nourishing meal for a low cost ... meals were sold for a set maximum price of 9d. If they weren't eating at a British Restaurant they could eat at a normal one where the price for even a three course meal was not allowed to exceed five shillings.
Yesterday me and Mum chose to eat at her local Wyevale Garden Centre, and a very nice lunch it was too ... and like at British Restaurants and other restaurants during the war years I didn't have to worry about rationing or points.
When I got back home I wasn't very hungry after my cooked lunch and Alan was busy so we didn't have our evening meal for a couple of hours. When we did it was 'almost' to the menu but I swapped out a homemade veggie burger for one of my sausages to keep things simple after a long drive.
I've recently found myself looking with great interest at 1940s fashion pictures ...
.. some of the outfits are not a million miles away from my 'going away' suit that I wore after my first marriage in 1978.
But I think these days this is much more my style ;-)