Its breakfast time at Moonbase and my coffee and toast couldn't be any further away from the only breakfast that counted when I was a kid. I'm talking about cereals of course!
There were just so many fine boxed cereals in the Sixties, which usually came with a neat free gift: Sugar Puffs, Shredded Wheat, Weetabix, Ricicles, Shreddies, Alpen and Frosties. I think, though, my favourites were Puffa Puffa Rice, which have sadly gone to the cereal skip in the sky and is no longer around.
In winter my Mum would insist on pouring warm milk over my bowl of cereals. Shreddies and Weetabix often got the hot bath but the absolute kings were Cornflakes, which eventually turned to a soggy golden mush. I'm still not sure about cereals and warm milk! You?
Naturally there some cereals which were designed for higher temperatures. Porridge, which I loved with salt and the number one, Ready Brekk or as my brothers would say, Reggae Brekk. It was central heating for kids as they said on the telly!
Oddly enough my favourite breakfast isn't even commercially available. Its a made-up one. Basically buttered white bread is diced and boiled in milk. Sugar is added and the resulting creamy goop is the sort of stuff that would win egg and spoon races! Simply gorgeous and well worth a whirl any time of day. In some parts its known as Pobs I think but my Mum just called it Bread and Milk.
What was your favourite Kids' breakfast readers and what is it now?