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||Please tell Mark I have had good luck removing tea stains with baking soda and a damp cloth. The mild abrasiveness is enough to remove the buildup, but not enough to damage the china, and it rinses clean with no aftertaste. Perhaps in addition the mild alkalinity interacts with tea's mild acidity, but I hesitate to make such a grandiose claim. I believe this is one of those tricks that is passed down by great grandmothers, or in my case a little old lady at my mother's church. It has the advantage of being easy, cheap, and immediate (no soaking needed).|
||Hi Nicey, |
Have a Welsh Cake & make a difference!
It's Bobath's "Bake for Bobath" week from the 1st to the 8th of March. Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales is a registered charity that depends on donations and the fundraising efforts of their friends and supporters to enable then to see every child with cerebral palsy who needs them.
At EDS's office in Swansea we'll be organising a cake trolley on the 29th of February (a bit early, I know, but there you go.).I'm sure we'll be downing plenty of tea too! If anyone would like to organise something similar they should email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' for an information pack.
Every little helps!
|Nicey replies: Sue,
Of course we could really use your Welsh Cake recipe so that we can all join in.
||Lemon juice is very good at removing tea stains from mugs, and leaves a slightly more pleasant aftertaste than bleach or washing powder. Although you may well disagree.|
Our household was overwhelmed with gifts of biscuit selection boxes this Christmas and New Year: we have several to get through before their expiry dates (which all seem to be in March). I may have to sacrifice my biscuits to a higher cause and bring them into work for my colleagues to polish off. If I do, should I admit they are leftovers do you think, or just bask in the fact that they'll think me extremely generous?
|Nicey replies: Nicky,
I think you are in danger of projecting overly complex physiological states for the people who will ploughing through your free biscuits.
||Tea-related jewellery. What next?|
|Nicey replies: I'm guessing tea-related hair styles.|
Just by chance came across the letter on tea stains on mugs and, equally by chance a few years ago came across washing powder dissolved in hot water to dissolve the stains (carrying a cup of powder in a wet mug to my halls of residence laundry). Leave it to soak for a bit, it really works! Thorough rinsing required of course :o)
|Nicey replies: Hoorah! That should have counted towards your final degree. Also well done on finding the laundry.|