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To think brunch isn't at 9.30am?

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VioletBam Fri 10-Jun-16 06:11:31

A week ago I agreed to meet a friend for what she called "brunch" on saturday.

Now I may have made a mistake in assuming that brunch is at around 11.00am....but I don't think so.

Anyway...she just texted me to ask if we were still on for brunch. I said yes...see you there...about what time do you think you'll arrive?

And she said 9.30am


Now I have an issue because I'd promised to take DD to a thing at 9.00am near the place where I'm meeting for brunch. DH was then going to pop past and take DD away from me at about 10.30am

What do I do?

Tell her she's got brunch as a thing...wrong!? Or tell her I always thought brunch was at about 11 and so I can't make it?

PUGaLUGS Fri 10-Jun-16 06:14:55

She is wrong and you ar right! Brunch is around 11.00am imo.

VioletBam Fri 10-Jun-16 06:16:49

Bloody hell. I don't feel it would be polite to correct her because she's a newish friend. I've realised I can do "brunch" hmm and then still take DD to the thing AFTER brunch. DH can drop her off for me when I come out of the cafe.

NapQueen Fri 10-Jun-16 06:17:00

Well I wouldn't say Brunch was at 9.30 but I also think you were a bit daft to assume a time in your head rather than being explicit with her when planning, "Oh yes, I would love to meet for brunch. The earliest I can make it would be 10.30 if that works for you?"

VioletBam Fri 10-Jun-16 06:18:15

Yes Nap I should have but I didn't know about DDs thing then....I don't think assuming brunch is at about 11 is wrong though.

BigGreenOlives Fri 10-Jun-16 06:19:29

Brunch is a cross between breakfast & lunch. I think 9.30 is just breakfast time at the weekend.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 10-Jun-16 06:42:33

9.30 is just late breakfast! Id consider brunch 10.30 onwards

megletthesecond Fri 10-Jun-16 06:45:36

Yanbu. I'd assume 10:30 / 11 was brunch.

pleaseholdyourcallisimportant Fri 10-Jun-16 06:53:21

1030-1159 is brunch. (before 1030 it is still breakfast, at midday it becomes just lunch) can you tell I have had similar discussions

44PumpLane Fri 10-Jun-16 06:56:52

^^ this

Phalenopsisgirl Fri 10-Jun-16 06:58:02

Just say you thought you were meeting for brunch and now have other plans! Brunch at 9.30 isn't brunch unless you normally breakfast at 4am

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar Fri 10-Jun-16 07:06:47

Come and live where I do, brunch is from midday and through the afternoon. 😆

GreatFuckability Fri 10-Jun-16 07:08:54

I don't think 9.30 is unreasonable for brunch 11am is just lunch a bit early grin

Oysterbabe Fri 10-Jun-16 07:12:49

9:30 is too early for brunch. Yanbu.

allnewredfairy Fri 10-Jun-16 07:14:20

In my head breakfast is what you eat when you first get up. For me that's six o'clock so waiting three and a half hours to eat would make brunch around 9.30am. I would say 11am is early lunch.

pleaseholdyourcallisimportant Fri 10-Jun-16 07:15:39

All you 930 brunchers are wrong. That is late breakfast. grin

Just5minswithDacre Fri 10-Jun-16 07:20:33

Elevenses was a great word. So clear smile

lottiegarbanzo Fri 10-Jun-16 07:21:09

You don't have to correct her about brunch, just say that's a bit early for you, could she do 10.30?

BarbaraofSeville Fri 10-Jun-16 07:21:18

9.30 is too early for brunch. Why don't you ring her and tell her about the DD thing and how you hoped to meet her later and thought she meant brunch at umm, brunchtime, so 10.30/11?

Much better than assuming and getting into a protracted text exchange where no-one knows what the other actually means or wants to do.

Coconutty Fri 10-Jun-16 07:21:39

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EastMidsMummy Fri 10-Jun-16 07:22:50

9.30 is late breakfast, obvs. She is BVU to call it brunch.

BUT you are BVU not to just explain that that's too early for you because you've got things to do that mean you can't get there till 11. Why is it so hard to explain something so straightforward??

DoreenLethal Fri 10-Jun-16 07:23:53

I'd respond '9:30 is breakfast! Brunch is 11ish and I am not free til at least 10:45 so 11 is better for me'.

Eliza22 Fri 10-Jun-16 07:41:40

At the weekend, breakfast is at 9-10am in our house. Brunch would be 11-12pm in my estimation. Tell her, it's just too early for you.

Brokenbiscuit Fri 10-Jun-16 07:41:58

I'd say that anything after 10am and before 11:30ish is brunch. Before that, it's a late breakfast, afterwards an early lunch!

TheNaze73 Fri 10-Jun-16 07:44:36

YANBU at all.

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