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|Graham A. Clay
A newcomer to the site (saw it on the Beeb site), but impressed - especially by the Fig Roll review...my favourites!
Anna's experience with the unwashed Bovril-drinker mug reminded me of a practical joke we played on a colleague some years ago now.
Like the unnamed Bovril-drinker, he was well known in the department for NEVER washing out his mug, despite protestations, letters to the HSE etc. So, one year when he went on summer holiday, we bought a packet of cress, put a nice bit of damp cotton wool in the bottom of the mugs...and let nature take it course - just to make a humorous point, like.
The problem was, we weren't sure of the germination period of cress, so we did it pretty much as soon as he'd gone on leave. This meant that, by the time he came back a fortnight later, the cress had not only grown, but died and begun to compost.. :-P
To those who may be wondering, he DID continue to use the mug, but at least we got him to clean it at least once!!
Graham A. Clay
Bahlsen Hit Review
|Interesting! HIT biscuits are both popular and rather easily obtainable in Tidewater Virginia - probably due to the international tastes of the many military families which populate this area. Both the vanilla and chocolate biscuit varieties are excellent with a nice cuppa, but are stellar with a nice mug of hot cocoa. Wretched excess, to be sure, but quite lovely!|
Many people leave a small amount of tea in the bottom of their mug or cup. Do you think this is appropriate behaviour?
|Nicey replies: Will,
Terrific question well done.
Only appropriate if drinking tea from a tea pot made with loose leaf tea with out a tea strainer, or possibly with a strainer but the tea is a bit ropey and finely divided. Otherwise it is simply wasteful.
||My friend was left traumatised by a disturbing incidence with his Personal Work Mug|
(liked particularly for its "largeness" , "heaviness" and the fact it was "mine, damn it!!")
We hired a new chap and he took to this mug with vigour. Not a good start by any means....
He then proceeded to take a DAILY cup of BOVRIL and hot water in it! And without washings up in between!
The lovely cup became smutted inside with Bovril stains. Even a hardened soul wished not to approach too closely should they see the horror and smell the stench.
My friend bought a new mug.
I think Bovril and Hot Water drink is not a pleasant quaff.
A tip-off for those biscuit fanciers trying to track down the long lost but much loved Barmouth biscuit. I suggest you try a packet of Fox's Sunbreaks - the Barmouth reincarnated. Dark around the edge, golden in the middle, and melt-in-the-mouthy when eaten. Mmmm.
Is the shop still open?
|Nicey replies: We've had those, they are quite nice, and quite unique. Never had a Barmouth though. I'll see if some of the Barmouth seekers agree with you.|