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Any chance of you providing us all with car stickers stating " I BREAK FOR TEA" and "BISCUITS ON BOARD" ?
|Nicey replies: I believe we must have parked next to you on Sunday whilst taking the younger members of staff on a field trip. According to the many stickers already on your car you 'love donkey sanctuaries, and have done for years', you also 'love Whitstable Bay', 'Scotland' and of course the 'AA'. Perhaps we'll invent the large transparent car sticker with the tiny words written in one corner saying 'I love being able to see out of my windows'.
If you are going to talk about glueing two biscuits togther with something, the ONLY choice is a pair of digestives joined with chocolate spread. Heaven !
Rich tea works as well but not as good as your proper digestive. The spread needs to be the smooth stuff, not the type with nuts in it.
I think I feel the need to go and make one of these now...
As an avid - if new - fan of your wonderful site, I felt I could not let the e-mail regarding biscuits spread with butter pass. When I too was a young biscuit eater, my grandparents - Grandpa in particular - used to be very big supporters of the Marie biscuit. Even at such a young age I can clearly remember making the distinction between the Rich Tea and the Marie.
Anyway, I digress, to make this snack in between meals more exciting Grandpa would spread a generous layer of butter between two Marie's. Oh the excitement and challenge of trying to create more butter curls via the little holes in the surface of the biscuit than my older brother! I think there need to be more interactive biscuits on the market that allow for such adaptation.
Keep up the excellent work ensuring the nation - indeed the world - remain abreast of all things tea, biscuit and sit down related.
||Dear Nicey and the wife,|
I was having a look through some of your old feedback the other day and I noticed one letter from a reader who had been given a biscuit by an old lady which had been spread with butter (the biscuit, not the old lady).
This reminded me that although biscuits formed a large part of my staple diet as a child, we could not afford fancy biscuits such as those sandwiched together with a cream filling. Digestives and Rich Tea biscuits were the order of the day.
In order to compensate for this, we would sometimes spread a thick layer of butter on one biscuit and place another on top to create our own "sandwich" type biscuit. The result was a biscuit which was slightly too large to be eaten comfortably and, due to the butter content, unsuitable for dunking.
On other occasions, we would partake of biscuit sandwiches. These (as you might expect) were bread and butter with a couple of Digestives used as a filling.
Does anyone else remember trying this as a child?
|Nicey replies: You're taunting me another icon problem aren't you.|
Writing a project on internationalization, we are discussing the probability of success of launching a coffee bar concept in e.g. London or the like.
In "Englishman In New York", Sting sings "I don't drink coffe, I'll take tea my dear" - now, my question is, does this view on the English as a conservative, tea-sipping people still keep up, or do we need revision?
|Nicey replies: Caspar,
Although Sting's back catalogue might seem like a perfect tool for sociological/economic research unfortunately he hasn't written a song about all the Starbucks shops around the UK.