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Was reading all those wonderful ideas of movies in which a starring role is awarded (at least briefly) to a good old cuppa tea. Did you know that the UK working title for the recent film "Shaun of the Dead" was actually "Tea-time of the Dead"?
And then there's the early Doris Day film "Tea for Two". ...and right now, that sounds about perfect so I shall stop writing emails and go and put the kettle on - we have a proper one for on the stovetop which whistles and everything, and I'm sure it makes a better cuppa that the standard electric jobbie that I use at work. Which is nice :o)
Brilliant website! Super book! Cheers
|Nicey replies: I was not aware of that, but I just made a new icon, which is my cue for a cuppa too.|
Please help. I am trying to persude my American fiancee that there is a difference between hobnobs and digestives. Seeing as we have neither in the house [just some of her delicious home made chocolate chip cookies] this is proving rather difficult. Can you give me a definitive explanation of why they are not the same thing at all.
|Nicey replies: Richard,
No I can't help as she has obviously gone beyond the point of all reason and rational thought. However, just go and get some then feed them to her, if she still can't tell the difference then check to see if she really is not only American but also an earthling.
|Revd. Stephen Day
I must confess to not noticing tea in films much, perhaps having a cup of tea is just such an obvious thing to do that my brain skips over it, like it does when I lock the front door when I go out then I'm blowed if I can remember doing it and have to worry about uninvited guests all the time I'm out.
Anyway, the two I can remember are the 'flying tea party' scene in Mary Poppins, and the bit in Toy Story where Buzz Lightyear gets tired and emotional on cups of tea.
|Nicey replies: Nice one on Toy Story. Actually that bit has an extremely 'in' Computer Graphics reference. Toy Story being the first entirely computer generated movie would have to have the Utah Tea Pot, which was one of the first digitised 3D computer models. CG pioneers like Alvey Ray-Smith used to render teapots to test out their ray-tracing software back in the 1970s.
||Hi Nicey, Wifey and team.|
I just would like to mention that if I buy my Twinings Earl Grey tea bags from Tesco or Sainsbury any any other supermarket, the boxes are filled with standard round tea bags. However, if I am in the Watford area, I can go to Costco and buy a triple pack of tea bags in 100's. These tea bags come in fancy boxes with different tear-open strips and they have string and tags on them. I find them more covenient to use when taking tea on the deck at the lorry park because I can leave the bag in a little longer and then just flip it over the wall into a skip when the tea reaches the required strength.
Mike Armitage at the lorry park in West Drayton.
|Nicey replies: Mike,
Thanks for that, there's a lot of information in there, not least that your lorry is connected to interweb.
Nick Scovell has really started something - this idea could run and run. I can even see it making up one of those 100 best type programmes, to be introduced, of course, by yourself and wifey. My nomination would be Tea With Mussolini, which has hundreds of tea scenes. And are we allowed to nominate anything from TV? The scene in Porterhouse Blue where Lionel Zipser confesses his lust for Mrs Biggs to the Chaplain over tea (using a megaphone because of chaplain's deafness) is one of the funniest things I have seen.
You may even have to create a new page on the website!
|Nicey replies: Good call on Tea with Mussolini. Not sure about a new page but I feel a new icon may be imminent, I'm sure custard would be glad of the company.