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the english or spanish way

Postby princess peach » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:33 pm

O.k..
another question...Are you into the spanish times of eating?

I have been here for 5 years,and i still eat at english times..breakfast at 8.30am,dinner at 12.30 and tea at 5.30...
Do any of you eat at spanish times?
Or do you eat(like me)at english times still.
Do you have a siesta too?
Me no,as i dont sleep thru the night. :shock:

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Postby cj » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:41 pm

I am not sure what you would call English time as we have lunch at about 1pm and dinner at about 8pm. I think people in the UK differ quite a lot but in Spain they all pretty much eat at set times probably more to do with the working hours and the siesta.

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Postby gerryh » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:42 pm

Breakfast 9:30 am
Lunch 2:00PM
Dinner 8:00PM or later
Siesta sometimes on a Sunday

Don't know if these are Spanish times but it suits us.


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Postby bubba » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:54 pm

In the summer we cook when it feels a little cooler, try not to have a siesta as I always feel like mush when I wake up, then cant sleep at night and keep getting up with nothing to do.

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Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:04 pm

Breakfast - Anytime between 7:00am and 9:30am
Lunch - Not before 2:30PM
Dinner - 9:00PM or later (a little earlier in the winter)
Siesta - 3:30 to 5:00pm (only in the summer)

I can't really compare it with the UK as, due to our respective jobs, we ate when we had the opportunity and rarely together.

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Postby hillybilly » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:17 pm

My eating times are the same as I observed back in the UK. Breakfast depending on what time I have to get up for work, lunch (on site or in car usually) between 1 and 2pm and dinner about 8pm. No siesta as we work on site right through til about 5pm.

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Postby Trooperman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:45 am

Princess! What part of the UK did you come from? As someone else said, it varies so much. If you had "dinner" at 12.30 and "tea" at 5.30, you must come from the north!
I'm intending no offence - just curious at how a small country can be "divided" by such a simple thing as eating habits and nomenclature!
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Postby princess peach » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:39 am

:D Trooperman..have you seen any previous posts of mine?..
I am from NORTH yorkshire....so that was a great guess if you didnt know already.
No offence took,im just amazed at how you knew that just by me giving the times i ate.. :wink:

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Postby Trooperman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:45 am

A most beautiful part of the world!

It's not the time - it's what you call it!

Darn Sarf we say "lunch" - don't have "tea", but go into "dinner" at about 7.30 ish.

But, to answer your original question, we kind of do the Spanish thing and, in all honesty, it was one of those things that attracted us to Spain in the first place!

Hey! Just looked at my watch. You must be eating "dinner" now as its 12-44. What is on your plate?
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Postby Wicksey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:40 pm

Breakfast 9.30 to 10.30, depending on what time I 'come to' in the morning
Lunch, winter 1pm, Summer 2pm or later
Dinner, winter 6 - 6.30pm (I get hungry as it gets dark and it's colder!), summer 7pm.

I cannot eat late (ie 8 or 9pm) as I just feel too full at bedtime and often wake up with heartburn :oops: . I lived in France for over 2 years and never ever got used to their 12 o'clock lunch time. The restaurants, even those in the supermarkets, were shut by 2pm. I often wonder how French visitors get on here when everyone is still having their coffee and cake at 12, and likewise the Spanish in France when everything has shut by their lunchtime :lol:

By the way, I'm a southerner but my parents used to call lunch dinner, and dinner tea!

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Postby princess peach » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:04 pm

trooperman wrote
Hey! Just looked at my watch. You must be eating "dinner" now as its 12-44. What is on your plate?


well today at 11.30(i was hungry as i didnt have brekkie)I had a crusty cheese lettuce and mayo roll... :D

It's not the time - it's what you call it
:oops: oh... :oops:

Yes,its a nice part of UK,but like everywhere else,rife with drugs,I lived in a little cobbled town called Richmond.Nice for old peoples coach trips..thats about as lively as it got.... :lol:

Seems most of you are into the spanish way of eating then.My hubby has a very physical job and he finishes work at 4.30,comes in starving,thats maybe why i have never got out of the 5.00 to 5.30 teatime. :shock:

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Postby katy » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:20 pm

8pm to 8.30 ish for dinner (winter) about the same time as in the UK. Summer inbetween 9pm to 10pm.

Lunch is late too, unless we have skipped breakfast and will have a brunch about mid-day.

Some people who have stayed with us seem to want to eat at 7pm :shock: My neighbours often eat dinner around 11pm!

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Postby Wicksey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:33 pm

katy wrote:Some people who have stayed with us seem to want to eat at 7pm :shock:


Maybe they get heartburn like me .... :oops: I couldn't eat at 11pm, I'm in bed by 12!

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Postby Trooperman » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:37 pm

Richmond eh?

Isn't that William Hague's constituency?

Wonder if he has tea then?
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Postby jennyshaw » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:09 pm

When in Spain I like the all day breakfast at about 2 in the afternoon. :shock:
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Postby Wicksey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:32 pm

If I have a menu del dia for lunch then I rarely need to eat in the evening, which is good for the waistline :wink: .

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Postby princess peach » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:05 pm

trooperman wrote
Richmond eh?

Isn't that William Hague's constituency?

Wonder if he has tea then


It most certainly is Trooper.He loves to go to the local indian there,they have a photo of him with the chefs behind the counter... :oops:

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Postby princess peach » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:07 pm

jennyshaw wrote
When in Spain I like the all day breakfast at about 2 in the afternoon.


Is that the time you get up Jennyshaw,after a hard night on the vino?

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Postby peteroldracer » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:16 am

jennyshaw wrote:When in Spain I like the all day breakfast at about 2 in the afternoon. :shock:

You are one of the few who will own up to eating in one of those "Brit Bars" that despoil the Spanish Costa (in the down-market tattoo-and-face-furniture wearing parts, anyway)! You will be telling us next that you buy the Sun or the Daily Mirror every day, too! :roll:
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Postby katy » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:31 am

Jenny seems to be located in Baza, wouldn't think there are Brit bars there :? Maybe she cooks her own.


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