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||Following Sue's impressive story of her 25 year old personal Kermie mug, I thought I would share the ultimate mug-revenge story with you. My friend Little Claire got into work at our law firm the other day to find that her lovely mug had a huge great crack in it. Being the ace detective that she is, she found out that the culprit was a partner whom, not wishing to sully the name of an otherwise great solicitor, we shall call H. H thought he would remedy the situation by covering Little Claire's lovely mug in copious amounts of packing tape - as I'm sure you can imagine, Little Claire was unamused... So, seeking revenge in her own inimitable way, she photographed H's own mug and put it up for sale on e-bay. Apparently it got 12 hits!|
So, if ever your own personal mug goes missing, check e-bay - you never know who might be trying to flog it as an act of revenge...
P.S. From another Cornish girl in exile, not only does the jam always go on before the cream, it's pronounced 'scone' to rhyme with 'gone', not 'scone' to rhyme with 'own'. I thank you.
||hello! your site is truly inspired - and inspiring, i have always loved a nice cup of tea and a biscuit, but your site has got me thinking more about the wonderful world of biscuits....|
I have always been partial to a chocolate digestive but find myself infuriated by the inevitable 'Chocolatey finger syndrome' that comes as a result. Hence i have designed a solution to this problem and include a photo for your perusal. i beleive this simple idea would be warmly received by biscuit lovers everywhere, very simply a small section of the choccy topping is removed, leaving a plain biscuit 'handle' with which to hold the biscuit in safety. Here is a picture to illustrate:
keep up the good work
|Nicey replies: Marc
Yes there are some biscuits which are made a bit like that, sort of quarter dipped. Of course the biscuit you choose from our archive is a Chocolate Caramel, which would be a much more technically demanding project.
||Saw this site in the Metro this morning and it is just what I needed. I've been trying to organise a meeting with a colleague for some time now, but my stipulation of tea, biscuits and cakes during the meeting have caused a bit of a delay, hopefully now he will be armed with knowledge from your site he might get up off his lazy bum and organise it.|
Anyway, sorry to ramble, but one particular biscuit I recall from my childhood is the mighty "Gingerella". I know it sounds like some sort of red haired panto queen, but these were actually very tasty.
Round, thin and about the size of an imperial McVities plain chocolate digestive. They were a sort of ginger butter biscuit but I can't remember who made them.
The packet as I recall was almost Kawasaki green with yellow blocks on it and black writing.
The TV adverts were on the theme of a sort of AA meeting, with someone in a white coat at the front holding a packet and the class shouting "we don't want gingerella" The biscuits are then thrown in the bin and the "meeting" ends, at which point the whole class dives for the bin.
|Nicey replies: I really want to remember it it but I can't, although I might remember it. Its hard to say. From the description it sounds like one of Burtons but that's a stab in the dark.|
The idea of using Bourbons as units of measurement is fantastic and I thought you might be interested to know of a couple of such measurements;
The circumference of the Earth is 660 megabourbons (or 0.66 gigabourbons) while the distance from the Earth to the Sun is 223 gigabourbons. Even more impressive is the volume of the Earth which is 6.82 x 10 to the power of 28 cubic bourbons. That's a lot of bourbons and I for one would love to have a go at eating them.
I have to say I was a little surprised at the lukewarm review of Bourbon biscuits. I have always been a fan.
|Nicey replies: Jim,
Thanks for those fantastic Bourbon calculations they are all valuable contributions to our understanding of biscuits and their spatial relationship to our Solar system.
I'm also pleased that you were surprised by my guilty ambivalence to the brown sandwich type biscuit, I hope it was a nice surprise.
I just thought this might be news some other NCOTAASD readers might like to know?
For any US-based British-expats in the Boston or Massachusetts area who might be hankering for some "real" biscuits, I've just discovered Hobnobs on sale at Zathmary's on Harvard St not far from the Harvard Medical School. They have other McV's products, namely digestives and ginger nuts but I've yet to find or learn of any Penguin bar sightings so far in America. The Hobnobs (plain or milk chocolate) are ~USD4.50 per tube but I figure it's cheaper than flying back to the UK to replenish my supply. :-)
Cheers from an ex-Cantabrigian,