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||It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of anger that I write to you to inform you of the sad demise of a fine, upstanding mug.|
My own Dennis The Menace (of Beano fame) mug which I have had for many a long year and has accompanied me through various offices, was today mortally wounded by the incompetence in the tea room and clumsiness of a fellow worker.
The aforementioned colleague seemingly dropped the mug onto a hard concrete floor with no consideration of the cups well-being. The handle of the mug snapped clean off, whilst miraculously the rest of the mug remained in one piece.
This mortal wound has left the mug unusable and although it saddened me to do so I had to hold a short ceremony and bury the beloved mug within the contents of the kitchen bin. It will soon be carried away by a hearse (in the shape of a dustbin lorry) and buried in the nearest rubbish tip.
As you can imagine I am heartbroken, as if I had lost a dear friend.
This terrible incident is made worst by the fact I now have to drink from a stained, crappy yellow Hewden Industrial air mug that makes coffee taste disgusting because itís the only spare mug knocking about.
I hope you can help me get over this traumatic event
|Nicey replies: Wayne,
Our sympathies are with you, at what what must be a very difficult time. However, loosing a mug is a bit like loosing a Pet. Although another mug will never take the place of the one you have just lost, you can of course console yourself by going out and buying another. It will take a week or two to get used to the new one but time is a great healer and soon you'll be able to look back and just remember all the happy times you had with your old mug, before your mate smashed it up on the floor and you had to bin it.
RE: THe Milk Pot poll: Are we talking the fearfully scorned UHT products, the dreaded Semi Skinned, or the blessed Full Fat honest to goodness cow juice?
Although Iíve voted for the two pots, I wish to make it clear (and I think I have) that only proper milk will do.
|Nicey replies: Realistically its what ever is on offer at the time, it could even be that stuff in the little brown pots that is really supposed to be used for Coffee.|
||Well I don't know what the world is coming to..... |
After a long search of the local supermarkets, corner shops and any other outlet that might be construed as a biscuit emporium, I finally secured myself a packet of 'Sports'. Excited at the prospect of reliving my early years, I made some tea, sat down and opened the packet.
I've been conned - If i'm not mistaken, the sports have all been redesigned. You can now 'enjoy' skateboarding, windsurfing and in-line skating. The other sports seem somehow different as well.
What we need is a solid reliable biscuit - the digestive and bourbon - not this flash-in-the-pan-come-day-go-day-not-so-great-pretender of a biscuit. I'll get custard creams next time........
|Nicey replies: Keep an eye on those Sports biscuits, they might be up for a few changes in the coming months.|
|Alison J. Anderson
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Thank you for the fun site and I enjoy errr borrowing your great pictures to use as wallpaper on my work PC. Hang on a minute while I put down my cup of tea and get all outraged.|
I also lurk on a travel bulletin board. On that site I have made an offer of a political nature:
"I promise to send a packet of Tim Tams to any regular on this site who votes against Bush in the 2004 election"
It has been a huge success. Tim Tams have an aura of mystery for my US cyber friends and they are oft talked about in revered tones. I have had Canadians offering to emigrate, Republicans thinking of converting, I even had an offer to have a website built to take my offer global - that seemed tiresome. The boyfriend did point out that I was offering gifts for votes and was probably breaking some law in America but I pushed on bravely from the relative safety of Australia.
Then in February I discovered to my shock and horror that the US Customs service has put in place a ban on packaged foods being posted to the USA. There is a transition period after which anyone will need FDA Approval to send in even a single serve of Biscuits. This announcement was made AFTER I started offering Tim Tams for votes.....
When does the transition period end and FDA regulation kick in you might ask??? Just before the US Federal Election. I tell you Tim Tams must have those pesky US Government types very worried!
I wonder if you remember a biscuit called, I think, the Misbit? It was round, had irregular shaped holes and a slight cornflake taste. It might have been made by McVities, and I seem to remember it being around at much the same time as the Jasper. I'd be grateful for any news.
Thank you for your excellent website.
|Nicey replies: Nope.|