||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.|
Being an avid tea drinker and biscuit eater (some may call me a connoisseur), I was most interested to find your web site whilst searching the web for a top 10 biscuits review following a poll in the office on this exact matter.
I was particularly interested in your tea policy. You state quite clearly your policy on milk or water first, to which I agree, but clearly show a cup of tea with milk and teabag in contact. I cannot understand this and wonder if this was merely an oversight or a deliberate statement in your policy. I was brought up to appreciate the benefits of removing the bag prior to addition of milk, resulting in a cup of tea with maximum integrity.
Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.
|Nicey replies: Sam,
As you can see the illustration in our tea policy is of some train tea, where you get what you are given, and that's what I was given. Whilst its not ideal it still performs a vital role in the pantheon of tea drinking, which is to provide the possibility of tea drinking on a train. Since the photo was taken the train operator has changed maybe one or more times with the result that a refreshment trolly is no longer provided. No prizes for guessing what I would prefer on the hour long journey, a slightly incorrect cup of tea with a three pack of Jaffa Cakes or no tea at all.
This is also one of the reasons I picked that particular image as it is iconoclastic and shows that here at NCOTAASD we see tea as part of our everyday world and not just through the misty lens of nostaglia.