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|Nancy Bea Miller
||Hi Nicey and Wifey;|
Thought you might get a smile from this photo I posted today on my blog
Of course, I rarely drink from tea cups. It is mugs all the way around this house.
All the best,
Nancy Bea Miller
|Nicey replies: Wow Nancy,
That's utterly superb, you've got quite a Margrite thing going on there, I'm half expecting a train to pop along in a moment.
I thought I would keep you up to date with our tea related race in the lake district.
It went down a storm and in the end team gingerbread won it. The weekend was great fun to organise and everyone who took part is desperate to have another race. as a result there will be another TRC next year.
Stay tuned! Visit our website at: teamteacake.com
|Nicey replies: Horrah for all of you,
Thanks for keeping us up to date with your cycle-tea-and-cake marathon. Well done for showing the value of exercise! It enables one to have their cake and eat it too although seven times in one day does seem excessive. Team NCOTAASD enjoy a good bit of mountain biking, especially if we are a bit lost in forest. Good luck with next years charity one.
I have been press ganged into a Children In Need Fun-Run on Friday lunch time. 'Fun' and 'Run' are two words I would not expect to find in the same sentence let alone joined with a hyphen, so wish me luck. I have signed the disclaimer absolving them of responsibility if I keel over half way round.
Edit Right we did it but I fear I may never walk again. Taking to the bath with a cup of tea and some Ibuprofen.
Love the website. Prawnzilla made me laugh a lot!
I thought you'd like to know about something my girlfriend and I are organising. It's a mountain bike adventure race in the Keswick and Borrowdale are of the Lake District on Saturday the 4th of November this year.
It's called the TeaRoom Challenge and is intended for all abilities. We're running it to bring people together and enjoy mountain biking and experience the pleasures of tea, cake and the lovely tea rooms of the Lake District.
Details of the event including the rules are on our website.
We have spoken to a lot of the tea rooms and if it is successful this year, they are happy to give the money for tea and cake towards a charity next time we run it. Everyone would be a winner!
Thanks for your time,
|Nicey replies: That sounds like a very good plan indeed. Let us know how you all got on we are looking forward to all those pictures of tea and cake (as well as the lovely scenery).|
||I’ve just turned 30, so to mark the occasion I had a proper tea party with proper bone china and proper cake and scones and clotted cream and strawberries and even proper cucumber sandwiches without the crusts. I thought you might like to see a few piccies. Note the Nice Cup Of Tea and a Sit Down book on display next to the cups. Everyone had such a lovely time, maybe next year we’ll do it again, but with biscuits.|
|Nicey replies: Hoorah! for you and your lovely tea party, I liked the candelabra at the back and the plucky blue teapot which still took part despite having a chip out its rim, good for him/her (blue for a boy? (oh no have I just started a debate as to the gender of teapots? (probably not))).|
My wife Rachel and I are Londoners in exile in Tignes, a ski resort high in the French Alps. The French Alps, in common with much of mainland Europe, is not the kind of place where one can easily get one's sticky paws on one's favourite mass produced biscuits. A decent cuppa is pretty much out of the question as well, and we've taken to importing tea bags rather than put up with Lipton day in, day out.
The biscuit issue was more of a problem, but my wife's entrepreneurial streak encouraged her to bake brownies. This in turn led to a 'Tignes brownie off', resulting in said brownies becoming available in a local cafe, Le Lavachet Lounge. Walnut brownies are a favourite, but 'orange and white chocolate chip' have been spotted, as have 'cherry and kirsch', and the flavour changes every week.
I occasionally report on the brownies in my blog and a recent post was entitled "Nice cup of tea and a sit down" after your good selves. A reader posted a link to your site and commented that if Rachel's brownies were ever to get a mention there, she'd know they'd truly hit the big time.
It's my wife's birthday in April (the 12th) and I'm sure it would make her day for her baking to be recognised in such an internationally renowned place.
Obviously I'm biased, but I'm sure I could find vaguely independent verification of aforementioned brownie quality.
Great site - keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: As I too have endured many a cup of Liptons tea a mere mountain away from you I have some empathy for your wretched plight. Mind you living in the middle of Espace Killy and looking like the season could make it through to the start of May this year tempers my anguish somewhat.
Still well done to Mrs Cowbells for her resourceful baking. I have to say I do like the whole high altitude baking thing in ski resorts even if much of it is enforced on chalet maids.