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|I have discovered your site much to my relief.|
On the subject of Lincoln biscuits - the mysterious dots that seems to have foxed the best brains in the country I can reveal. Or at least I can give a reason for. I had an abusive upbringing. As a small child, my mother sought the most bland biscuits to furnish the biscuit tin in an attempt to make them last more than two days. After my siblings and I evolved to love bland biscuits, came the rationing. I believe it was three a day. One such experiment was the Lincoln. In order to make them last, I would nibble the
biscuit dot by dot with my tiny teeth. The effect of doing this, much like savouring the small drops of a fine wine, were to exacerbate the melodious flavours of the Lincoln. Ahh, how it would dissolve into a gritty caramel wash, the minute particles exciting a taste bud here, diffusing the back of the throat in a streak of sweet pleasure, or the unexpected stimulus of the underside of the tongue. Sometimes I would leave the biscuit in mid nibble for the afternoon, but always when it got perilously low in mass, the whole lot was gobbled in a fit of rabid gluttony lest the remains cascade disastrously down one's front.
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||I am a teacher at a primary school in east London. Next week is science week and Year 5 will be testing the dunkability of biscuits. Do you have any ideas what we could do with our results? |
I hope you can help
|Nicey replies: Publish them in either Nature, The Lancet or Scientific American. It might be a good plan to record the temperature of the tea vs time to breakage.|
My sister let me know about your website hoping that there might be something helpful there. So far I've drawn a complete blank. I thought my search was easy, but as yet I haven't found anything that's just right.
To explain: I'm an occupational therapy student. One of our assignments is to make a poster to help a fictional character to dress himself. His name is Hamish, he's 58, has a disabled right arm and hand, and wants to meet with some friends to have a nice cup of tea (presumably with his left hand) and a sit down.
Might you know where I could find a picture of 'Hamish' with his mates?
I've become quite fond of him, but he's probably not pin-up material
|Nicey replies: The only 'Hamish' I know does the Merinet.com snow reports. He sometimes has pictures but mostly they are of snow. That doesn't help does it?|
I shall soon be having to spend 3 or 4 weeks working in Germany. Now, much as I try to be a good European, experience has shown that it's impossible to get a good cuppa on the Continent.
Do you or any of your correspondents have any tips on how a dedicated tea drinker can†survive in a tea oasis for several weeks?
Any advice gratefully received.
Desperate of York
|Nicey replies: Gavin,
Start by bringing your own tea bags, thats it really.
|Chris and Rachael
Tregroes Toffee Waffles Review
|Having enjoyed a recent walk around the market on a rainy sunday, what better way to end the day out with a toffee waffle toppped cup of tea!† encouraged by your review we bought a packet and some tremendous tea in an all purpose tin, campbells variety for those that are interested.† we liked them so much we visited the website (2 pages!) and placed an order for the multi pack 34 waffles for the bargain price of £10. We can't wait to try the milk chocolate variety in particular.† Thanks for the tip!†Note:† don't leave too long on top of mug, can fall in and create all kinds of problems.|
From Chris and Rachael.
|Nicey replies: Hoorah, for you both.
We took the younger members of staff on their promised field trip, and had a lovely picnic of ham sandwiches, bananas and Mini Jaffa Rolls whilst watching some people pull of conifer stumps with a tractor. Surprisingly we were the only people having a picnic in the drizzle. Then it was home for a big pot of tea.