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So the Lyons logo is barking mad... I believe that is supposed to symbolise "out of the strength came sweetness" lion, bees, honey etc. Its a biblical reference If I knew, or cared, more I'm sure I could pinpoint the exact location, but life is to short for such exertions!
|Nicey replies: Tim,
Thanks, we know, we always knew read the review. Its still mad to get honey from lion carcasses even if it is in the Old Testment. Your average Winney the Pooh story would have been a lot more grizzly if he had to scoop his honey from within the rib cages of rotting lion corpses instead of hollow trees.
Your piece on vending machines reminds me of the line from "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy", about an alien vending machine that dispensed "something almost entirely but not completely unlike tea."
As all vending machines make tea like this, is this proof that extra-terrestrial life is already here? and if so have they brought their own biccies?
Keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: Excellent, two mails about Vending Machines, the required number to warrant an icon.|
I've been looking for a container specifically designed for housing biscuits. I remember as a child my Mum had a biscuit tin with a desiccant in the lid which stopped the biscuits going soggy. The desiccant could be removed and dried out in the oven to maintain it's usefulness for many years. I have so far been unable to find such a container in the shops on Manchester only non-specialist containers that simply proclaim themselves to be biscuit tins by having the marking "Biscuits" on the side. Can you help me please, do you know a supplier of specialist biscuit containers?
|Nicey replies: We have one of those, (see our Biscuit Tin Awareness Week item) but it was a Christmas selection tin for crackers from Sainburys or maybe M&S. Some people can't cope with the effects of the little drying out thing and I've heard tales of people removing them from the lids of their tins.|
On recently attempting to open a new pack of milk chocolate digestives I noticed an instruction on the side of the wrapper comprising an arrow and the words 'OPEN HERE'. I duly tried to 'open there' but to no avail. I am habitually a person of calm disposition but for others around me I fear that such misinstruction could have had dangerous consequences, particularly in an emergency. Eventually I had to resort to scissors, increasing the risk of accident in what should have been an effortlessly pleasurable domestic experience. Have others suffered in similar fashion?
I must say I am almost inclined to revert to the bourbon.
|Nicey replies: Sally,
Yours is an all too common problem. Personally I tend to bite my way into such packs by making a small tear in the cellophane seam. The end of a paper clip also makes a handy and relatively safe implement for piercing and then ripping the cellophane.
||Cornwall's always lovely, with their seafood, scones and sea.|
But now they've taken Nicey and we're full of jealousy.
He says it's just a holiday,
I hope he speaks the truth.
'Cos it's not so "lovely" our way,
now that Nicey's in Redruth.
They can keep Rick Stein and the surfers
(who are far too keen for me!)
But give us back our Nicey,
In time for biscuits and a NICE CUP OF TEA.
|Nicey replies: Lovely little verse as per norm Mr McMurtrie.
Well we are back now, and we have a pack of Cornwall's definitive biscuits for Biscuit of the Week, and lots of lovely pictures of Cornish treats for the newsletter. Hoorah!