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||What with all this discussion of kettles and things........some kettles are designed to rotate on the base so it's good for right and left handers. Well, I observed this to a friend who got all agitated and moaned about mugs having the design so that only right handed people can show off the pattern. I got to thinking that I must be a pretty unusual character because I'm right handed but I would want left handed designs because I'd like to look at the design as I drink. Is this selfish? Or maybe I just want mug satisfaction. We need a campaign for two way mugs so we can get mug satisfaction AND be altruistic by letting other people see too.|
|Nicey replies: Yes I'm sure you have raised an important point, I expect. Of course all NCOTAASD mugs look terrific from any angle.
||Thanks for the book, it was a splendid present to myself, and I've finished reading it now. I've just seen kettle survey - mine used to glow red and whistle, but it only whistles on a random basis now, and my favourite mug used to be a Coronation Street one that played the theme tune when you picked it up, but that bit fell out! My dad's kettle - you have to guage when you think it has boiled, and then switch it off, it's very annoying.|
As for things that go with tea, when I was a Sunday School teacher - ooh years' ago in the 1970's, we had to drag the kids on a trip each year on a bus to the seaside. Tea facilities would be booked in a church hall beforehand and made by kind ladies when we got there - made in an urn with water that had been boiled since 5 am probably as it was vile and never hot enough. Anyway, the kids would get what was called a "poke tea", that is, tea in a paper bag. Now before you start thinking how dangerous is that, what they got in a paper bag(poke is scots for bag - I know there are other connotations, but this is sunday school so no smut), would be an elderly sandwich or two, and a cake - either something like currant slice or cream iced fancy, and a chocolate biscuit- usually something like a Tunnocks caramel wafer. We'd take these with us on the coach, all made up ready from the local bakers the night before, so you can see how the sandwiches would be oldish. I have more tea related stuff to tell you, but I'm in the library typing this, and I want to go home for tea now.
hope its interesting, and the website is lovely.
|Nicey replies: Yes,
Nice Bag of Tea and A Sit Down, sounds a bit odd. Also surely if one were actually to drink tea from a paper bag that was its self made from a tea bag, you could get into some kind of fearsome tea related Mobius loop. I want somebody to do that and see if apart from getting their jumper wet as an amusing consequence they also fold reality in on itself. Terrific. Surely this is the plot of the next Hollywood science fiction blockbuster, "The bag of tea bag tea incident".
I feel sure Wifey is going to give me a talking to when she reads this..
||I had to write in about the work mug thing. I am a police officer and you would think that a police station is a relatively safe environment for personal mugs to be left lying around and for other people not to steal them, use them and then hide them away for the next time that they want a cuppa.|
Well, you would be wrong! It has got to the stage that people are having to lock their mugs away and everbody has brought in mugs with their names on them, I have one slight problem, i can't find a mug with Faye on it. Therefore I'm resorting to going to one of those places where you paint your own mug and I am making myself a specific work mug!
I am funny about mugs at the best of times I can't enjoy a Tea fully if it is in a mug that I find offensive, hopefully having a Faye mug at work (considering that I am the only Faye at the station) will improve things for me.
What lengths we go to!
P.S What a fantastic site. Keep up the good work!
|Nicey replies: Faye,
I'm sure there are any number of smart and satirical replies to your message, however I will leave that as an exercise for our readers.
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
In response to Ann Perrett's views on china mugs and cups, I would agree with the NCOTAASD view that there is no right or wrong when it comes to tea drinking (or indeed sit downs).
I myself prefer the heft of a good, solid mug with a decent sized handle. I find that the whole tea drinking experience seems to lack something when the tea is served in a dainty china cup, particularly when the handle is too small to get my fingers through.
In fact, if anyone who knows me is reading this, a NCOTAASD mug would make a very welcome Christmas present.
Nairns Stem Ginger Wheat Free Biscuits Review
|Hello - nicecupofteaandasitdown|
You have got it all wrong!
Tea should ONLY be drunk in best china - cup or mug. Those awful heavy things like the one you are advertising now do not do justice to tea - or coffee for that matter, although its tolerable in them.
You try one cup of each - china mug and awful mug and taste the difference - no comparison!!
N.B. The ginger Nairns are gorgeous!
Thanks for the site
|Nicey replies: Ann,
Actually our mugs have been found to lovely in the extreme, perhaps you should get one just to make sure of your position.