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||re: Stephen Pearce's mail.|
I can't believe that unless I hear it myself. I'm going to try it tonight. Is it instant or fresh coffee do we know? This could be something big.
|Nicey replies: These are exciting times indeed Jim. I too pondered the fresh or instant thing and could decide which one deserved to go clunk-clunk. Fresh always thinks its the bee's knees and yet it doesn't have the paper seal on top of the jar or better still catering size tin, awaiting the bold tea spoon of destruction. So I decided both probably go clunk-clunk.|
||Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
Sorry to bother you again with my musings but another age old question from my dark days of biscuit modification is why does Tea when stirred with the milk in make a tink-a-tink-a-tink sound whereas coffee with milk in makes a cluck-a-luck-a-luck sound. I have replicated this experiment since my childhood and can assure you that this phenomenon exists even when using the same mug! Is it just me that noticed this or are there others?
Thanks again for humouring me.
|Nicey replies: Not at all Steve, that's and excellent point, and exactly the sort of issues we like to confront head on.
The current poll reminded me of an incident a while ago when I woke up, a bit fuzzy headed after a night out, to discover a half-eaten jaffa cake which had been liberally spread with butter by the side of my bed. I dread to think how many I'd consumed, and until now was appalled at such behaviour, prompted as it must have been by the feeling that jaffa cakes did not have enough fat in them already. I'm pleased to see there are people out there who behave like this as a matter of course.
|Nicey replies: I'm more worried that you only managed to half eat a Jaffa Cake, you must have been in a right old state.|
I maybe a bit old fashioned but to me a biscuit is designed by it's manufacturers to be eaten in it's original state. If you don't like the biscuit as God (or McVities) has intended then choose a different biscuit, there's plenty out there. Add to that the fact there are also many plain crackers etc designed to have all manner of gubbins spread on them and there is frankly no reason to soil a delicious rich tea or marie with anything. I'm from the biscuit old school and proud.
My sister is called Victoria if that helps?
|Nicey replies: Yes that does help|
I just have to let you (and through you, the world) know that the finest combination known to man, or at least to me, is two plain chocolate digestives sandwiched together with peanut butter (crunchy, if poss). Obviously, for the avoidance of chocolatey fingers, the biscuits should be arranged with their chocolate-covered sides pointing inwards.
Incidentally, I share an office with someone who assures me that cheese and chocolate spread is a divine combination, and she has even gone so far as to bring me in cheese and chocolate spread sandwiches in an attempt to demonstrate this 'fact'. Whilst this is an obviously misguided approach, it does lead me to wonder if a similar choc digestive strategy could be employed with cheese as the filling ...
best wishes, as ever,
|Nicey replies: Anybody else called Victoria want to add to this discussion I wonder?|