Mugs. How important are they? There's no shortage of people who seem to consider them to be an extension of their personality or indeed sentient beings unto themselves. In fact I have lived in share houses where appropriation of another's tea or coffee vessel is considered worse than incitement to infidelity with one's life partner. Imagine Robert DeNiro now demanding "did you use my mug?" a la Raging Bull. But is it delusionary behavior to invest so many qualities in a peice of pottery? Probably.
Anyway, I love mine. He's quite large and sturdy, not unlike a medieval tankard in shape, though with a fine lip. If there was such a thing, he might be tea world's equivalent of a pint. A rich dark blue he is with concentric circular patternage.
I call him Muggy.
|Nicey replies: Muggy sounds lovely.|
Ginger Nut Review
I've just read your review of Gingernuts and you forgot to mention one thing. They can sop up more of a nice warm cup of tea than just about anything else (except maybe a mop..... or sponge).
I once managed to "drink" more than half a cup of tea purely by using the soaking capacity of Gingernuts.
In my opioion, they are the pinnicle of dunking perfection.
Keep up the good work
I am neither ginger, or a nut.
Tunnocks Wafer Review
I have been eating Tunnocks Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafers at the rate of around 5 a week for the last 16 years. When I first started buying them at university they 'only' sold 2 million every week and I have taken great pleasure seeing the total grow over the years and feel proud to have done my bit.
Now I'm grown up with kids of my own and in our house Tunnocks Caramel Wafers are known as Daddy Biscuits. I like nothing better when I get home from work than sitting down with a nice cup of tea and a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer (as long as the kids haven't scoffed the lot first!)
I just want to thank you personally for reinstating the biscuit into my diet. For a long time I had been enjoying my cups of tea unaccompanied! (I know, can you imagine?) I heard about your lovely site on the lovely radio 4 and have since become a huge fan. To think, I had never even noticed the absence of biscuits until I began reading your reviews and realised that a huge chunk of pleasure has been missing from my life. You have made my nice cups of tea and sit downs complete.
|Nicey replies: Will you still thank me when none of your clothes fit?|
||Listened to you on BBC radio 2 Thursday, probably not the first to tell you, but the British Army still have oatmeal blocks on issue in their ration packs, designed for breakfast(crunched up into porridge with milk) or with strawberry jam as a snack for lunch. yum yum! hope this helps Richard|
|Nicey replies: Actually you are the first to tell me that. They sound good.|