Some days you have to resort to the basics, what you know, what pays the bills and feeds the family.

b & b plates knife butter dish copy Not that we are on the breadline more that I’ve gone back to what I know [a design job] to supplement the family.
Not loafing around. And not that I do…

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I’m fortunate in that we can survive without me working full time. [When I do work, it’s usually from home.] We’ve learnt to live on less and I consider myself lucky to be able to drop off and pick up my kids from school. To be there to be cranky with them all afternoon. And I so am aware of my ‘less’ being a whole lot more than a whole lot of other unfortunates in this world.

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I get to eat cake…I don’t even fancy bread much.

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Speaking of fancy, this shape is the Master butter knife and should not be used as a spreader. [If you are living at Downton Abbey.]
It transfers the slice of butter to the side or bread plate only, so as to not contaminate the main block.

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This more round blade is the spreader.
And as you probably know, it is proper etiquette to break your bread on your side plate and butter it there before biting into that gluteny sucker.

But did you know? Never butter an entire roll all at once. Instead break off a small piece, hold it in your fingers [not your palm], and butter it one bite at a time, using the butter knife of course.
This morsel courtesy of Lisa Mirza Grotts, Ettiquette Expert via Huffington Post. Want more?

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Serrated bread knife. Decor margarine container/ disguiser.

I use butter because I think it’s better basically [more natural] but I am married to a marg-man.

I know which side my bread is buttered so we do both.

Butter or margarine? Any opinions?
There’s been some nasty one-molecule-away-from-plastic rumours spread around but who knows?