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|Ronnie Lee Ellis
||I'm one of Those tea drinkers, yes one of the ones who drinks loose leaf tea bought from a merchant (rather than the grocery store) and knows most of the letters mean in "Darjeeling Seeyok FTGFOP-1." I have the decency to keep it to myself though.|
Back when I worked in property management, I drank green teas in the summer, out of a glass tea mug (there's another card for the cup vs. mug argument -- tea mugs. They're different from coffee mugs ^.~;; ) I drank it in the Chinese manner, which means to put the tea leaves in the bottom of the mug and keep topping it up until the flavour runs down.
Like most people, I'm quite territorial about my drinking vessels, particularly so as the mug was a
gift. One afternoon, I came back from a showing to find that my tea mug had vanished. After some frantic searching, I found it in the hands of one of the more .. er, shall we say, "less pleasant" of my tenants. Not only had she nicked my mug, she was drinking coffee out of it. "That's my tea mug," I quavered, staring at it, rather amazed by her audacity. She looked at me with that haughty-snotty expression as if to say "So it is, and what are you going to do about it?"
This woman had been a thorn in my side for some years and now she had nicked my blinkin' tea mug and tossed out m'tea! "You threw out my experiment?" I heard myself blurt, "You killed Earnest?! Just when I'd had him going nicely?!"
I wished I'd had a camera for her face. She never touched my tea mug again. *NObody* ever touched my tea mug again. ^.~
Is mise le meas
|Nicey replies: Ronnie nice story of mug rage there. Also top marks on using some of the less popular and often overlooked keys on the keyboard. Keep drinking that Green Tea.|
|There has been a heap of Oreo's dumped in Australian supermarkets and they're just sitting there. I tried a pack because they had been marked down to clear (never ever a good reason to buy biscuits) and then fed them to the dog, because they're so awful. Even the packaging is awful.|
|Nicey replies: And how did your Dog get on with them?
||Don't know if you've had this one already but my Mum used to say (indeed still does!) that two teaspoons in the same saucer means that there will be twins born in the family.|
Debbie in Warwick
|Nicey replies: Yes we had two teaspoons mentioned before but I think it meant a wedding.
Now you know where I live, you must tell me when you are next in town for faggots and peas in the market. I live 5 minutes from the market and have the kitchen (See attachment) voted as the best in Ponty for a cup of tea and a sit down by the dozen or so people that drop in every day. And you can see my collection of tarty CUPS. And you can have tea from a pot. And biscuits from the barrel you can see on the mantlepiece in the photo. And my homemade bara brith and welshcakes (made daily). And a cake stand with doileys.
|Nicey replies: That really is a lovely kitchen, and so well equipped for sit downs, as well as the tempting homemade Welsh produce. I think the Wife has got a bad case kitchen envy as she is setting about ours with all sorts of machines and chemicals, as I type this.
We'll definitely look you up on our next trip to Ponty, and do a special report on your kitchen.
And how right you are - tea is enjoyable (and necessary) regardless of the vessel it arrives in.
I am in the habit of drinking copious tea at work, obviously from a mug as I don't have room at my desk for a pot as well, and as my mug is approximately a half pinter, I have no problem dunking anything up to digestive size, which is perfectly adequate.
Perversely I drink coffee at home in a cup as I have a nifty cappuccino thingy, which will only fit a cup underneath, but this is fine as the matching saucer is perfect for balancing those nice Italian stick-like chocolate spread filled wafer things - although questionably a biscuit (?)
Hope that wasn't too much of a rant!
Cheers once again,