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Re: cupholders in cars. Please tell Sheridan Williams that FORD cars (I only have experience of Fiestas) have cupholders on the inside of the glove compartment. Just pull down the door like an airline laptray, and Bob's your uncle. (This is only a problem (a) if you have a passenger and (b) the airbag deploys, sending hot tea all over said passenger.) Alternatively, you can buy natty plastic cupholders which slide into the driver's door, between the window and the rubber trim. The best mug for in-car Nice Cups of Tea is the clever sort available from places like Costa Coffee which are insulated, and have a secure lid through which you can suck your tea. I live in an area with lots of traffic-calming bumps, and tea-drinking can be quite hazardous without a lid!
Do thank The Wife for the "Hell's Grannies Estate Agents" tip-off! MAKE TEA - NOT LOVE!
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Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
I first became aware of Tim Tams because of the ramblings of Phill Jupitus, the presenter of the breakfast show on BBC 6 Music (a newish "digital" service you need a special radio or digital satellite to receive although it is well worth the effort). Then in the recent media blitz about nicecupofteaandasitdown came along I paid a visit to find that you were featuring them as well.
So, when I heard Tesco now has some and went and bought some. I now find myself in the position of a man desperate to warn my fellow countryman about the big difference between Tim Tams and Penguins, which is the way they are packed. This will leave aside a discussion of which is the superior biscuit because I love them both.
The problem with Tim Tams as sold here in the UK is that they come in a tray in a packet. One big packet. Once opened, there is only your will power in the way of eleven delightful, crunchy chocolaty fragments of ambrosia. With Penguins you see, you have that second or two of pause before you can eat the next because each is individually wrapped. I drink my Yorkshire Tea from
a pint mug and this means I can easily eat a whole packet of Tim Tams before I know what has happened. My diet has failed.
I now have the Tim Tam monkey on my back. People should be warned!
City of PRESTON, England
Everybody is a geek for something...
Here is a picture of my work mug we are not allowed ceramic or glass so its an enamel mug. You should of seen it before I cleaned it. Mike
Weston's Wagon Wheels Review
|Mr Nicey, esteemed,|
Don't be fooled by those raspberry pips. Rumour has it that there is a gigantic Pip Factory somewhere in the middle of The Great South Land. Truck- (=lorry-) loads of woodchips are sent there (from Tasmania, which is being stripped of its trees). They are whittled by hand into nice, smooth, oval pippy shapes, and sold to the biscuit companies. It is also said that this is done in collusion with the orthodontic profession, who profit greatly from the dentures broken when some poor biscuit-eater chomps on one of those things. It is believed that maxilo-facial surgeons want to be in on the act, too. Enough to give you the pip, really.
A remain, Sir,
Weston's Wagon Wheels Review
|Alun is almost right with his story about the shop at burton's factory closing. The problem though, was not sub-standard biscuits being sold on, but "real" ones. The factory shop sold standard products at discounted prices to the factory employees, but would also serve anyone else who called in, including local shopkeepers. So many of them took advantage of the special prices that the local cash&carry complained to Burton's head office, so the shop was closed to the public.|