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||I got very bored last week and made henges out of biscuits to find out which was the hengiest. Googling indicates that this isn't already a world record, so I think I've set it! yay!|
|Nicey replies: They are of course lovely. Mind you its a bit of a blow to see the Pink Wafer winning but then again its probably better to use them as a construction toy rather than eating them. I thought the Bourbon one looked good but of course its been done before.
||Hi I read a brief article on your site in the Times and thought I'd send my|
praise for a fellow man dedicating a small part of his free time to the
important part of life that we all know as 'the tea-break'...
I to, like many, share the enjoyment of a nice cuppa, although at my
previous place of employment, due to an above normal enjoyment of this hot
liquid was punished by making far too many cups a day, this inspired me to
make my little site that you might appreciate: www.theteamaker.com - for
when everyone wants a cup but none one will admit it's their turn to make
It is totally random - here's hoping your lucky...
|Nicey replies: Yes a friend told me about your tea maker the other day. I imagine it could also be easily extended to choose people to make coffee as well, if that's your bag.|
What a comforting web page for an expat. brit! Heard about it on Norwegian radio yesterday and thought I'd take a look.
Norway's a great country, but you can't get a decent cup of tea unless you make it yourself. Norwegians think that an Earl Grey teabag dipped into a cup of hottish water is tea! Biscuits aren't up to British standards either.
Keep up the good work!
|Nicey replies: I just heard from Britt who did the interview that we were on Norwegian radio yesterday, Woo.
I told her that I like A-Ha, especially 'The sun always shines on TV' but she seemed unimpressed, but she has promised to send me some Norwegian biscuits, Yay.
I was reading your plea for P.M.A week, and I was suddenly overwhelmed by the great feeling of pathos which hit me. I felt for workers everywhere. I myself own a PWM (Personal Work Mug). It is a Mario and Yoshi mug with Bowser emitting fireballs at the Italian plumber and his prehistoric pal. It is also stained from the age-old remnants of past brews throughout time. I work in a garden centre, and the mug is no doubt the host to many a rat or mouse in its humble cupboard with broken leaning door as standard. However, there is always a feeling of inner turmoil felt within myself whenever I see some plain faced mocking warehouse worker slurping mockingly from my battered old chalice. This plea goes out to you all. Respect people?s mugs. Appreciate the etiquette of the mug society.
We beg you.
Jon Don, Manchester.
Jacob's Orange Club Review
|Fantastic subject for a website!|
Just a quick bit of useless info regarding the (formerly) mightly Jacobs Club.
Upon graduation from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle myself and fellow graduates went our separate ways but vowed to keep in touch. Seven years on we still all keep in touch and meet up from time to time. To cut a long story short, I met up with a friend of mine for a beer recently who studied industrial design. After a few work related stories, he reminised about how his first project after graduation whilst working for a top London product design agency was to redisgn the JACOBS CLUB!
His brief was to basically to make it smaller whilst not immediately obvious (to the untrained eye of course) and therefore use less chocalate, biscuit and other vital ingredients.
He probably saved Jabobs millions and carved a name for himself in the buscuit design world, however, I am not proud to say i know the man who made the saying 'if you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our club' defunct.
|Nicey replies: OK, can just about bring myself to type.
Your friend would do well to keep quite about what he did to the Club Biscuit until now I have randomly blamed the French, as it seemed to coincide with Danone's take over of Jacob's, however now we know its down to a bloke who went to University of Northumbria, and graduated in what 1994? I don't care that he was young and eager and just out of University, he could of refused to do it on moral and ethical grounds.
The Top London design agency would also do well to keep a lid on its dealings in the demise of the Club from treasured national icon to chocy snack obscurity. Nothing to be smug about there. Anyone who ever had a proper Club biscuit morns the day they changed to the new format.