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I'm going to Manc Piccalilli tomorrow by car. At teatime.



Don't wanna do the M62. Was thinking....A66 to Kirkby Stephen, then drop down to Sedburgh.


Then through the Forest of Bowland. Any recommended N to S routes?


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When is teatime?

(Just being curious/nosey, I have no useful knowledge of the road network round those parts)
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When is teatime?

(Just being curious/nosey, I have no useful knowledge of the road network round those parts)

Firstly, we all accept that it is Breakfast, Dinner and Tea, don't we? There is no lunch. There is no brunch. There is no supper. Dinner is in the middle of the day, and not in evening. People have other people round for tea. There is no such thing as a dinner party, or a kitchen supper, unless you are David Cameron.


That settled, the specific time for tea may vary within a window of 4-8pm.



Many southerners and those occupied within large conurbations in the not-north may find that they are doing other things between 4-8pm than enjoying tea, That, dear friends, is their problem.
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Firstly, we all accept that it is Breakfast, Dinner and Tea, don't we? There is no lunch. There is no brunch. There is no supper. Dinner is in the middle of the day, and not in evening. People have other people round for tea. There is no such thing as a dinner party, or a kitchen supper, unless you are David Cameron.


That settled, the specific time for tea may vary within a window of 4-8pm.



Many southerners and those occupied within large conurbations in the not-north may find that they are doing other things between 4-8pm than enjoying tea, That, dear friends, is their problem.
Thanks for taking the time to explain.
For me tea is a hot beverage to be enjoyed at regular intervals, especially during a working day, hence my confusion that there could be a specific time of day designated "tea time".

Do you not have this beverage oop north, or do you call it something else?
I have seen something called Yorkshire tea - is this in fact some kind of ready meal to be consumed in the late afternoons or early evenings?
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I have seen something called Yorkshire tea - is this in fact some kind of ready meal to be consumed in the late afternoons or early evenings?
I suspect it is an Iceland frozen three-course repast which ends with pudding. Yorkshire pudding, apparently.
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If we accept the proposition put forward that 'tea' is actually a meal and not a drink, and lunch does not exist then only one question remains. What's the point of decaf coffee?
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If we accept the proposition put forward that 'tea' is actually a meal and not a drink, and lunch does not exist then only one question remains. What's the point of decaf coffee?
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I feel sorry for you having to walk - thru the jungle thatís known as Piccadilly in Manci-Chester. Just step on the druggies on the floor and wipe your feet on them as thereís lots of human excrement on the floors at the back of Piccadilly and Sachas hotel


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I think you are referring to high tea, not tea tea.
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Don't forget children take dinner money to school to buy lunch.

Supper is just a biscuit before bed, after teatime.

I find the southerners I work with can't grasp the breakfast dinner tea concept!!
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Firstly, we all accept that it is Breakfast, Dinner and Tea, don't we? There is no lunch.
So when does one have one's smashed avocado and haloumi sourdough pannini?
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I think you are referring to high tea, not tea tea.
No Iím definitely referring to Afternoon tea.

https://www.afternoontea.co.uk/
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I think you are referring to high tea, not tea tea.
Donít be so obtuse, everyone knows that is a type of Audi.
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Donít be so obtuse, everyone knows that is a type of Audi.
Iíve had high tea in the cafe on Snowdon.
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OK, firstly, apologies to the OP for digressing...BUT

I am mightily confused. I always believed that:

Breakfast - consumed first thing (usually cereal/toast with many cups of tea!)
Elevenses - self-explanatory - light nibble plus mug of tea
Lunch - somewhere between 12.30-2.00. Sandwiches, pie or butty etc mug of tea
Tea - 4pm-ish. Usually a cuppa and bikkie or bun
Supper - 6.30-8.00pm - main meal and mugs of tea

Is this a North/South divide type of thing?

With regard to the original question........sorry - not a clue.
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You lot are no bloody use whatsoever. WHAT. SO. EVER.


So, last night I made the trip. I avoided the excursion into Cumbria because last week was Appleby Horse Fair, and that usually means the roads are clogged with gypsy wagons coming or going.

I decided to avoid the M62, and eschewed the time absorbing routes of beauty through the Yorkshire Dales.

Instead I followed a miserable, slow path of misery that paralleled the M62 in parts, and afforded me the sights, sounds and smells of W Yorks. So we saw Castleford, Wakefield, Deny Dale and so on, before topping out on Saddleworth. It was worth it for that tbh.

The weather was unremittingly appalling throughout.

About 30 mins into the journey, our objective informed us cheerily that her flight was delayed. That delay turned out to be 2 and a half hours. So, despite taking a slow route, I was sifting through the detritus of Piccadilly for some considerable time.

We set off to return, via the 62, at 10pm and arrived home about 12:10 this morning. The moral of the story is, once they reach 19 they can eff off asking for favours when you're obviously in a good mood.
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I made the journey back and forth across the Pennines on the M62 yesterday and it was miserable throughout. Made worse by being in a Vauxhall Astra diesel with knackered wiper blades and ending up on an industrial estate in Donneh.

Saddleworth is a cold, desolate place at the best of times.
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I feel your pain and misery seeing Castleford, and apologise, but you will not have seen it at its worst from the M62.

There are sights in Castleford that would burn into your retina, drill into your brain and superglue themselves to your memories, you would require many years of drug therapy and/or professional help to get over “Castleford”

I live only a few miles away and I can smell the misery wafting on the northerly breeze.
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About 30 mins into the journey, our objective informed us cheerily that her flight was delayed. That delay turned out to be 2 and a half hours.
I think I see the problem. If she was getting a flight into Piccadilly, they probably had to lay down a new runway for her.

Wouldn't it have been easier to just pick her up from the airport? Further away, but not having to go into the city.
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Hardy har. All the NW lot pile in LATE TO THE RACE with their amusing COMMENTS.
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Hardy har. All the NW lot pile in LATE TO THE RACE with their amusing COMMENTS.
Much as it pains me to say it, Bazza makes a very good point about going straight to the airport. You could counter by saying she was on a train from Gatwick, even if she wasn't nobody will know any different.

If it makes you feel better, I picked my daughter up from the airport on Monday and, whilst I was in the terminal, some twunt drove into the car on the car park then buggered off. Thankfully (from my perspective), it was her car not mine.

The Forest of Bowland is very nice.
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