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||Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
I had the pleasure of a cup of tea (in fact a whole pot all to myself), some biscuits, and a sit-down recently that was so wonderful I felt the need to blog about it.
Having blogged about it, the thought occurred to me that I should probably share it with you.
Seriously, if you ever find yourself in the Warwick/Leamington Spa area, seek out this cafe. You won't be disappointed.
|Nicey replies: The chocolate cakes do sound a bit out this world and certainly fit for a king, or at least a Prince of Wales.|
Morning Coffee Review
Just read your review of Morning Coffee - it was never a real favourite of mine, but i did use it for one of my more ostentatious biscuit based experiments in the early eighties.
This was to see how many biscuits could be dunked at one time in a standard sized mug of tea, and the dimensions of Morning Coffee proved ideal. I would pile them on top of one another, grab between forefinger and thumb and then dunk - this would then be placed in the mouth whole.
My record was nineteen.
Hope you are well and love the site.
Ben (lifelong biscuit and cake fan)
My colleagues and I have just done a taste test on the three McVitties Jaffa Cake varieties for our Friday afternoon nice cup...etc.
Lemon & Lime are pleasant (in a washing-up liquid sort of a way) but we couldn't eat too many of them without feeling a bit queasy. Blackcurrant were just a washout, and an affront to the sensibilities of Jaffa Cake lovers everywhere.
We all agree that original Orange wins hands down - we could easily work our way through a whole packet each. Just the thing for a nice cup of tea and a sit down.
|Dr Alice Gorman
Thanks for putting the space biscuit story up on the site. I liked your take on it, and it has made me feel happy for days to be ANCOTAASD's favourite space archaeologist.
Nicey, are you an undercover archaeologist, or a secret space industry person? How was it that you already knew about space archaeology when I first emailed you?
|Nicey replies: Hello Dr Alice Gorman Space Archaeologist,
Wifey actually spotted something about your work on the BBC site before you contacted us. We all like that type of thing. The younger members of staff are usually constructing some form of rocket out of lego or their bedroom furniture at least 3 or 4 times a week. We also like archaeology. We live only about a mile from a roman road and again the YMOS have dug a big hole behind my shed from which they regularly haul out fabulous artefacts. So far we have an impressive collection of roman stones, bits of old roman plant pots, a small piece of roman roof tile and a very well preserved bit of roman wooden fence panel.
Wifey still warmly remembers the Christmas I bought her every girls dream, a 4 inch Newtonian reflector telescope. We went all "Galileo Galileo" after pointing it at the brightest thing in the sky which turned out to be Jupiter with Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all visible too. Saturn was right alongside so after that we had a good look at it, and were able to make out the Cassini divide. She let me off after that and reassigned it as a whole NCOTAASD team present.
Malted Milk Review
Re Malted Milk biscuits. I can remain in the closet no longer: I have been sporadically entertained by your website for many months following increasing pressure from my husband. May I introduce myself? Tea addict, cow addict and - wait for it - alp horn addict. Yes, really, those 14ft long wooden horns that you get in Switzerland. I printed off your best Malted Milk picture some time ago and it's stuck on my notice board 14 inches from my right elbow as I write. The comment about Swiss army involvement has forced me to reveal myself: Swiss cows do come in lots of colours, the most famous being those gorgeous coffee-coloured ones, but there are also quite a lot that are Malted Milk biscuit coloured too. I was playing my alp horn to them last week. The alphorn was used to call the cows in the alps. They really do come and listen. You can see that happening if you look on my website.
Swiss cows have gorgeous eyes, though these don't show up so well on the biscuits, unfortunately.
|Nicey replies: Oh no, yet another of those "calling cows with your Alpine horn" themed emails.|