Foxs Party Rings Review
Foxs party rings were a staple in the climbing shop I used to run. We also had a fetish for the similar cafe noir, but I can no longer get these. Somerfields used to stock them, but my enquiries have led nowhere. Shame, 'cos the two would counterbalance each other in terms of their geometry. Incidentally, Party Rings are especially good with Earl Grey tea.
|Nicey replies: Tesco have been stocking McVities Cafe Noir.
||I was just reading about the 'sop' as described by some people, and it puts me in mind of a similar treat that my mother would prepare for me when I was ill (and only when i was ill!). It was cubed bread and honey in a bowl of warm milk, flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg. The combination of bread and milk in any form now is extremely 'Proustian' for me. When I got a bit older, mum introduced me to slicing bread into a bowl of milky coffee....'sop' sounds like a British version of this rather Europan concoction!|
PS: on which day do you normally update the 'biscuit of the week' ?! :)
|Nicey replies: Normally on a Sunday, but oddly it depends on the weather as I need a sunny day to take their pictures! Also life isn't very normal at the moment. However, we have a stack of really exciting biscuits waiting in the wings for their 7 days (minimum) of glory.|
There has been some debate in my household about the current survey - how many biscuits with a cuppa on average.
While we are all agreed that there is only one correct answer to how many biscuits to have when one is having a nice cup of tea and a sit down WITH biscuits (3) - hence my voting for 3-4 - the more pedantic household members insist that the question means 'counting every cup of tea with or without biscuits, what is the mean number of biscuits consumed per cup' in which case as 3 is the correct number to have when you are biscuiting, unless you have biscuits with EVERY cup of tea, AND when you have two teas in a row double the biscuit allowance, the correct answer would be 1-2. The most pedantic member insists that this is the answer as otherwise the survey would have a '3' option instead of '3-4'.
Being a scientist I found this argument rather convincing and am now concerned that I voted for the wrong option. Just out of interest, did you mmean the former or the latter? And can you amend the votes by one if it was the latter, or I'll feel bad!
|Nicey replies: Zoe,
I expect I might have meant the first thing you said probably, more "what is the optimum number of biscuits with a cuppa". Luckily none of this is an exact science so you can put the it all down to sampling error and muse over some form statistical treatment for data derived from NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown polls.
By the way well done on being a Scientist, I was almost one once, but I was rubbish at it, I spent too long sitting down drinking tea and eating Orange Clubs.
Foxs Party Rings Review
|'Try Rasping' is an anagram of Party Rings. I put one on each of my fingers, and it makes me feel like a princess!!|
|Nicey replies: Oh yes that is standard behavior for princesses.|
||The lady who wrote about Jacobs Crackers and Tea reminded me of something my husband often reminisces fondly about from his childhood - warm sweet milky tea with bread soaked in it. This was known as "sop". It sounds a disgusting concoction to me and I notice he's not keen to try it now...|
|Nicey replies: Yes I have heard of "sop" eating many years ago, I'm sure my friend at primary school used to partake. Mind you I know some chaps whose mother used to give them Fishfingers with top of the milk poured over them. Is "sop" another Welsh thing (he wondered innocently)?|