It doesn’t matter what day it is, Father, there’s always time for a nice cup of tea!
...so says the iconic Mrs Doyle, of Father Ted fame
ready to foist tea upon all and sundry at any hour of the day or night
image from www.channel4.com
At heart, we Irish are still a nation of tea-drinkers. Notwithstanding the number of coffee shops that now proliferate, we still punch well above our weight in the worldwide tea-drinking stakes and we go mad for the stuff betimes. In fact, a headline from the New York Times, dated June 29th, 1894, reads thus:
"TEA DRINKING IN IRELAND.; Report Discussed in House of Commons that It Has Caused Insanity."
It was another ordinary morning Chez Spud. Bleary-eyed, running late for work (again), cursing my inability to survive on small quantities of sleep. I nevertheless decided to take a quick peek into cyberspace before leaving the house, and what, to my surprise, did I find…
For those who may be interested in my favourite value-for-money eats around Dublin, I have a guest post appearing today on the ever more popular CheapEats.ie site, and which you can read here. With the economy falling down about our ears, it seems that the locals hereabouts are mighty keen to find out how and where they might fill their bellies full of good food without necessarily having to hand over a sackful of cash…