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It goes without saying that your web site is wonderful.
I would like to own a nice 100ish page biscuit review book for my stylish coffee table. Could you make this possible by Christmas?
I think a square book would be nice. photo on one page, review on t'other.
A matt laminate cover with its own unique tea ring-stain on the front.
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| Daniel Rukstelis
Bakers Tennis Biscuits Review
Well, regarding why the name tennis for the Bakers Tennis biscuit? Is it because in some countries, the boring game was played against a long, rectangular concrete or brick wall very similar to a squash court without the side walls (ring any bells to a certain shaped biscuit?). And if the tennis ball was wet, it would leave a frilly pattern on the wall exactly like the frilly pattern found on the Bakers' biscuit. Now, it is not at all my intention to remark that the taste of the Bakers Tennis Biscuit reminds my of wet tennis balls and concrete. However, the frilly pattern also can be found on a tie-dyed T-shirt. And we all know the connection of tennis and its fans who wear such clothing. Are they not the very people who sing in the rain at Wimbledon and eat Bakers Tennis Biscuits?
|Hello Nicey & Wifey,|
I've been enjoying your site ever since I found it whilst searching for pictures of Bourbon biscuits. "Why?" I hear you cry, well I'll tell you. The company I work for recently decided to name its computers after biscuits, so I was making desktop icons for each one. Your site has been invaluable in providing most of the images I needed - except a jaffa cake. In the end I put a real one through my scanner.
Oddly enough, the biscuit-named computers seem to take on the character of the biscuit its named in honour of. For instance, 'BOURBON' is a solid, reliable performer that rarely lets us down, whereas 'JAFFA' seems to be a bit flakey, almost as if its having some kind of identity crisis. 'HOBNOB' is by far the fastest machine, reflecting the speed at which a packet of those rustic comestibles disappears in our office... and 'PINKWAFER'? Well lets just say that as a computer it's about as useful as the proverbial chocolate tea pot.
Right-ho anyway now I'm off to crack open another packed of custard creams - our company provides biscuits but you've got to be quick to get a decent share... leave it too late and all you're left with is the inaccurately-names 'nice' biscuits.
|Nicey replies: That sounds like a very sensible plan. I'm still scarred with the memories of of working at too many places where the computers were named after ancient gods. I think it was something that got drummed into Cambridge graduates years ago. It was a revelation when I found out computers didn't have to named Zeus, Mars etc.
I worked at a place a couple of years back where the computers were named after Aunties whose names began with the letter B, so we had Bertha, Betty, and Beryl.
||Dear Nicey, |
It's been a while since we last corresponded, though I have of course been following the site diligently - my congratulations on the continued improvements and all the awards also.
I was intrigued by this week's poll regarding pies and tarts. I voted for the 'it depends what size they are' option, however, being more specific, I believe the depth of the article is really the distinguishing factor. My Mother makes a fantastic apple tart (made with Armagh Bramley's naturally) it is the size of a dinner plate, but only about a half-inch thick. In contrast, the related items purveyed by a certain Mr Kipling are most definitely apple pies being at least twice as deep (and also noticeably sweeter), albeit a lot smaller.
On different note, I am off home for a few days this weekend, so looking forward to stocking up on biscuits, decent chocolate and of course Tayto crisps !
My best compliments to The Wife, as ever.
Kathryn Hall, Indiana
|Nicey replies: Kathryn,
Good to hear from you again. The Wife's folks are here this week so we have our giant sack of Tayto cheese and onion crisps too.
We are music video directors and have just completed a video featuring 2 nice cups of tea with short bread biscuits for dunking. Its all a bit tongue in cheek and a tad raunchy but we thought you might like to see .... the video is for a DJ called Armand Van Helden and can be found on the front page of www.southernfriedrecords.com
and we Love your site x
|Nicey replies: Actually the bit with tea and shortbread finger dunking rocks, and the scones look very appealing, well done Hoorah etc, not sure if the Wife will approve of the rest though.|