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||When we were growing up we were told that breaking a Ginger Snap with the point of the elbow would bring good fortune - provided the biscuit broke into 3 equal pieces!|
|Nicey replies: Oh yes, that's been mentioned before. Are you related to Donalda Bint? She's from Scotland too.|
|Mary E Challen
||My Nan still talks about the tea money - apparently it is vital to keep the bubbles central as long as possible!|
She also does the up and down pouring mentioned by B North.
||I can confirm that the association between bubbles in tea and money is also alive and well in those born and raised in York.|
NB Could it be that the bubbles/affluence issue is why cappucinos are so expensive? I realise that this is straying away from tea territory, but it might be educational to consider it.
||My gran always says you know when the tea's hot cos it do 'ave steam commin' off it it do. Genius!|
Also she always claimed that your tea was too strong then ewe couldn't get your spoon in to it.
We-fan bendigedig, cadwch ati!
Mr Ifans, of Wales
|Nicey replies: Luckily I am able to read in a Welsh accent, and so greatly enjoyed your communication.
I'm from Essex and have never heard about tea money before. My Dad would sometimes pour the tea from high above the teacup, joking that it was "high tea". This made lots of bubbles, but never made me rich - maybe it doesn't work if you make the bubbles deliberately.