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I have been diligently working hard to shift the Christmas indulgence, and now news has come in that I’m going to start eating biscuits in large quantities again. Great news for those not overweight though.
I wonder how far one has to cycle to shift a half-packet of Dark Chocolate Hobnobs’ worth of calories.
|Nicey replies: Yes the HobNob Mile (HbM ?) seems like a very useful unit of measurement. Once we have that we can estimate how many packets of HobNobs are required for a man to cycle to the shops / pub / moon etc which certainly seems much easier to grasp than all of this talk of abstract calories. Then all other foods would be relative to the HobNob rather than the teaspoon of sugar which seems to laid claim to this particular area. It would also be useful to have a measurement of how much other foods were like HobNobs. Things like oysters, kale and olives would score badly on the 'being like HobNobs scale' where as flapjack would do very well.
I'm sure there is still a bit of free space left on packaging to fit these extra arbitrary figues, that way consumers would know for definite that tins of sardines in tomato sauce were not at all like Hobnobs, and how far they could cycle before collapsing if they were to eat a whole box Frosties.
||Dear Nicey, Wifey and The Crumbs,|
It was whilst savouring the morning’s first freshly made pot of leaf tea in the office that I began to sing to spontaneously sing “I like a nice cup of tea in the morning” before coming to a premature halt at the end of the line. Much conversation followed with colleagues as to the rest of the song.
It was easy enough to obtain thus:
I like a nice cup of tea in the morning
For to start the day you see
And at half-past eleven
Well my idea of Heaven
Is a nice cup of tea
I like a nice cup of tea with my dinner
And a nice cup of tea with my tea
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea
Most gratifying. However my colleagues remain unsatisfied as to the lack of information about where this ditty was used in terms of advertising or at least want to know how this came to be ingrained in the British consciousness. Is it hard coded in our DNA or have we long forgotten where this song emerged? Can you or your diligent tannin-stained audience assist us on its origins over here in our government bunker? This message was produced in flexi-time at no cost to the taxpayer (and we pay for the tea ourselves).
The Campaign for Real Tea office splinter group.
|Nicey replies: Yes I'm pretty clueless on this, although I think its does mention 'a quarter past three' at some point.|
||Dear Nicey, wifey and YMOS,|
Thanks to your past picking up on NCOTAASD.com, I expect that many people outside Korea have already known the Korean style Wagon Wheel, "Orion Choco-Pie" biscuit, which is well-known as military use biscuit as well as the korean's favourite.
Now, the "Orion Choco-Pie" is undertaken a new project.
The project is a "Dr.You Project" by Dr.You and ORION!
In short,the Dr.You Project is that eat one banana and a milk carton (maybe 200ml) with a piece of the "Orion Choco-Pie" so that such a combination will meet an ideal CPF ratio.
As you know, CPF means Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat.
The ideal CPF ratio seems to be approximately 65% carbohydrates /15% Protein /20% fat.
I hear that the CPF balanced-diet with such an ideal ratio is helpful for keep slim.
Dr.You, who was born on the seventh of June in 1955 and is a great professor of family medicine at Seoul University in Korea, found how to enjoy the "Orion Choco-pie" perfect for the CPF-balanced diet.
How lovely Dr. You is !
And, I guess that a banana and some milk with a "Wagon Wheel" biscuit might also meet the ideal PFC ratio.
Good luck with your diet, Nicey!
I am sure that it will not long before you complete your diet project successfully.
Because you has wonderful supporters, Wifey and YMOS, always with you.
For you, Wifey and YMOS must be greater doctors than Dr.You.
Dr.You appears on MBC FM radio "radio doctors"currently on air in Korea.
< Mondays to Saturdays 8:30am-8:35am >
And he published his book titled "Everyone can lose 10 kg".
I hope that my translation from Korean via Japanese into English about the "Dr. You Project" will be correct.
Hiromi Miura (Seoul Korea)
|Nicey replies: Hoorah for Dr You and his bonkers Project.
Despite his lovely pie chart and stethoscope I don't think eating chocolate biscuits bananas and milk in abundance is really going to shift the pounds. There is probably something in the Korean small print about how often you are allowed to do it and if you are allowed to eat anything else.
Anyhow he looks a lot like he is from the Dharma Initative
But maybe that's because Wifey made we watch 23 episodes of Lost season 3 in a week after she had the box set of DVDs for Christmas.
Can you solve a massive rumbling row we are having in the department i work in...its divided the whole unit...not a good thing in a hospital!
Can you explain to the rude, wrong, uneducated, uncouth among us why it is wrong to start on the bottom layer of the box of biscuits bought for christmas before finishing the first layer?
It appears...because its rude, wrong, ill mannered, greedy, selfish, your mum didn't allow it...won't wash with these lot. Those of us with slightly more breeding are happy to wait for the 2nd layer when the previous layer has gone!
Can you tell me your views on our dilemma? And give me a rational explanation..please?
ps - happy dieting...join the club!!
|Nicey replies: Claire
Thank you for raising such and important and fundamental point. You are of course right that all layers must be finished before moving to the next. The reasons are many fold.
Firstly being a selection box everybody will have their favourites and given that there are a limited number of these they should be shared, skipping ahead is rude as it means you are being selfish and grabbing the goodies for yourself. You should have some self discipline and eat the less fantastic biscuits on the layer that needs finishing. This is not only polite but good for your own personal development as a biscuit eater, teaching you to appreciate more humble biscuits.
Secondly leaving biscuits behind and moving on is wasteful, which is obviously wrong. You should only move to next layer if you have finished the one above, or have a designated person who has willingly agreed to take care of no more than one or two troublesome biscuits such as pink wafers or coconut rings.
I could go on at length about how its precisely these sort of people who are symptomatic of a general decline in standards in society as a whole but I'll leave it there.
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With the recent cold snap upon us we have been considering the traditional winter biscuit. We have confined our discussions to the emergency winter biscuit for the car along with warm clothing, spade, water etc that we are recommended to carry with us just in case. The biscuit should travel well (obviously) but should not be too moorish or you would just drive and eat it before even reaching the emergency stage. Is there anything you could recommend as if I was stranded without a biscuit stock survival would be hard. My personal favourite, the chocolate finger biscuit, would survive well given its chocolate coat, would survive the low temperatures (chocolate is good cold) but would lose out in the moorish test as it would be eaten well before I even got it to the car.
Thanks in anticipation,
|Nicey replies: Dave,
In any such survival situation my mind immediately turns to a large pack of Digestives, for all the reasons you outline. Plus being a large pack there would be more to survive with.
Mind you the new Huntley and Palmers have revived the biscuits that were supplied to Capt Scott on his ill fated Antarctic expedition. They turn up in various camping and hiking shops next to the energy bars.