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||Nice site, Nicey, especially if you happen to love tea and/or biscuits. I bet any site for coffee and donut lovers is rubbish by comparison, and not nice-and-sit-downable at all.|
I saw an inquiry from Julie Hardcastle about brightly coloured round biscuits from the 70's. Could you let her know they were called Funny Faces (I think). Not sure who made them or when they stopped, but hopefully, she can now sleep a bit easier in her bed.
I'd also like to tell you about the kettle I recently bought. It's glass, so you can see the water boiling. How cool is that?
|Nicey replies: We have a kettle like that where I work and due to the hard water it looks like one of those snowstorm shaky things when you make tea.|
Thanks for your speedy reply, I attach a picture of us ( Enjoying a well deserved stand up) - I would also like to add that we all agree that sitting down would be the optimal way to enjoy tea and obviously outside the workplace this is how it is nearly always taken.
|Nicey replies: Woo,
Is that a Foxs Creations tin that you are using in your tea-club there??
I was just having a sit down at my pc, albeit without a nice cup of tea or any biscuits (soon to be remedied), when something struck me. Do my eyes decieve me or is there actually no reveiw for pink waifers? I'm aware that they are an emotive subject, but the hate has gone on too
long. I think a reveiw from both sides should be included, for deeper understanding of each other and then maybe the killing can stop. Also I would like to see reveiws of different types of tea and possibly an objective review of the 'nice' biscuit (good for dunking, surely?)
One last thing, is it acceptable to occaisionally say 'biccie-teer' rather than biscuiteer, or does it implie that somehow the biscuits are sad?
|Nicey replies: Mark,
Thank you for that thoughtful and well meaning email. Alas we have a stack of review biscuits which should keep us going for at least the next couple of months so don't hold your breath waiting for a pink wafer or nice biscuit review. That is my stated excuse for the moment.
As for what biscuit eaters call themselves that is a matter for their own conscience. Personally I don't think that it particularly needs a name. However, people who don't partake in biscuits tea and sit downs probably do deserve a term, 'biscuits and tea total'? Oh dear.
|Esteemed Mr Nicey,|
Biscuits come in nice bright packets, all red and yellow (which we retired publishers know are Colours That Sell).
These Oreo things come in dull blue and black packets. In Australia, at least. Other products that are offered in this way include (a) those loo-blue things you use to clean your toilet, (b) fly spray, and (c) rat poison.
Is there a message in this?
I am, Sir, your humble.
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Dear Mr Nicey,|
May I first congratulate you on an inspirational website, Never before has any site made me want to leave my computer so much, venture downstairs and make a cracking cup of Yorkshire tea. Thank you.
I feel compelled to add to the mighty Tim-Tam debate that is unfolding before our very eyes by including a couple of instructions for the sucking up of tea through a Tim-Tam that Mr Pigstabber wrote to you about. The Tim-Tam must slightly give way underneath your fingers when the tea has been sucked up, so don't grip the biscuit too hard, and then, the MOST important thing is to put ALL of the Tim-Tam into your mouth for the complete and unadulterated satisfaction and semi-orgasmic experience.
These extra additions I feel will make those virgin Tim-Tam Slammers quiver with sheer delight.
Thank you Ian Norris, you are a legend in your own mixing bowl. Long live the Tim-Tam,
Humble biscuit fan