A bit nicer waking up this morning. No Anti-Torture Conventions were breached.
Still only half-way to consciousness so helping myself along with a coffee. This is an attempt-to-be-clever coffee. Its base is one of those plastic one-cup things that you sit on top of your mug with milk and some not very convincing Tate and Lyle Caramel Coffee Syrup that I picked up from Sainsbury’s last week. One thing about the “no almond syrup” shop is that they do serve it hot – sucking it through the hole in the lid is the nearest equivalent to inhaling smoke I’ve found so far. I burnt the saucepan boiling milk this morning in attempt to achieve a similar temperature. It’ll be a long time before I attempt one of Pret’s machattios or whatever they are called. This is a steaming double espresso “served with organic foam”. (Gates must be a tea man – Word’s spell-check is giving me lots of red squiggles with no suitable alternatives).
I think the British Transport Cafe has missed out with this entire coffee lark. I suggest the following
Tea – finest hand-picked pre-bagged Indian tea served straight and piping hot
Bovina – finest hand-picked pre-bagged Indian tea poured on top of fresh full cream milk
Reverso – same as above but the milk’s added last!
Blanco – lightly brewed with extra milk. Very Creamy!
Monsignor – our finest Bovina served in a tall mug and topped with a digestive biscuit.
All available in ‘Dainty’ ‘ Fair’ and ‘Cor Blimey’ sizes.
Better go and do some proper work now. Shame.
2w 3d 00:36 smoke-free, 425 cigs not smoked, £49.30 saved, 1d 11:25 life saved