Wales

Did you eat breakfast this morning?

If you did, was it something just grabbed on your way out of the door or did you sit down and make a meal of it?

Farmhouse Breakfast Week starts today , providing a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a 'proper breakfast'.

This annual event is organised by the Home Grown Cereals Authority but also supported by the Farmers Union of Wales who are hosting breakfast this week at a number of locations, from the House of Lords in London, the European Parliament in Brussels to Bryncir mart in Caernarvonshire in support of various charities, including Cancer Research UK .

The idea is to highlight the importance of eating a good breakfast and making sure that Welsh produce is part of your morning meal.

Local farm sausages, crispy Welsh bacon and free range eggs, a 'real' loaf of bread and some Welsh butter - you can't deny we've got plenty of choice on offer.

I was invited for breakfast at Gellifeddgar farm at Blackmill near Bridgend last week - occupational perk! - where we recorded the 'Country focus' programme.

The smell hit us as soon as we arrived, wafting across the farmyard. Inside, Gill Morgan was busy at the Aga while her husband Charles finished off his chores outside.

'We always eat a good breakfast' Gill admitted, 'it set us up for the day. And it's something we've passed on to the grandchildren too.'

'So many children don't eat a proper breakfast and need to realise how important it is to help them concentrate and do well at school.'

'Shake Up Your Wake Up' is the theme for this year's campaign - suggesting that if we make small changes to our morning routines, we could make room for a better breakfast.

So get up a few minutes earlier, get out the frying pan, put the sauces on the table and maybe even dust off the toast rack sitting in the back of the cupboard.

Bore da

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