Add milk of your choice and oats into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring regularly with the wrong end of a wooden spoon or traditional porridge spurtle
Once the porridge reaches boiling point, reduce heat and simmmer for a minimum of 5 minutes - ideally 10-15. If you're using fresh berries you can add them now. Stir intermittently to make sure it doesn't stick.
If you're using frozen fruit, wait until nearly ready to serve and then stir in vigorously to break it up - this has the advantage of rapidly cooling the porridge so that it is ready to eat. If you prefer your porridge thinner, this is the time to add some additional milk.
Decorate with fresh berries and a drizzle of natural honey or maple syrup.