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Good thinking by Mike on the mug handle topic. I would imagine that even if all six mugs had large enough handles to get the three finger hold employed, unless all handles were of a standard size there could still be stabilization problems. I've often thought i've got a good grip of multiple mugs, only to find when I raise the mugs from the surface I get some slippage and sometimes a mug collision resulting in spillage. This of course leads to another problem. If all mug handles need to be the same size it will mean that some of the drinkers may not be able to use their favourite vessel. Therefore I conclude that some sort of carrying tray may be in order in this case.
PS. Nice article in the Sunday Times magazine last week. I particularly like the shed.
|Nicey replies: Jim,
We often used to improvise a tray using the lid off a big biscuit tin.
There were some nice shots of the inside of the shed showing my bench covered in Fig Rolls. Just to clear one thing up Wifey occasionally thrusts a mug of tea through the door if I'm down there doing 'real' work like mending a chair or something, and she approaches down the garden path (not pictured) rather than out of the privet hedge.
Pan European Choc Sandwiches Review
|I think Bonnie Blackburn is nearly right, but it’s …. wait for it …. uppercase gamma, lowercase epsilon, mu, iota, sigma, tau, alpha = Gemista.|
I don’t know what it means either, but then again I’m sure a Greek person would have a fine old time struggling with a a translation of “Abernethy”.
|Nicey replies: I've now put up the pack shots with the review so can all see Greek ones packet for yourselves. As for the translation of Abernethy that's simple, it's 'Mouth of the Nethy', as in the river Nethy. Named after the chap who invented them, who was named after the estuary of the river Nethy or at least his forbearers were, but we are going over old ground here.|
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Having taken Koine (Biblical) Greek for a year in high school I may be of service in this instance of The Mystery of the Greek Biscuit. Judging by your description, the word would appear to be ???????, or, if your computer isn't picking up the Greek script, uppercase gamma, lowercase epsilon, mu, iota, delta, tau, alpha. Pronounced something like "Gemidta", with hard "g" and long "i". Unfortunately, I have no idea what it means. Provided, of course, it means anything at all.
Love the site. Everything I ever needed to know about tea and biscuits I learnt from NCOTAASD. Thank you for being such a fun part of our internet world.
firstly, congratulations on an excellent website. i've read it for a while and recently bought a packet of tim tams to try the slam. excellent stuff.
secondly, congratulations on being in time out which led to me rushing out and buying...
your excellent book (thirdly, congratulations on that too) i bought it for wifey (mine, not yours) yesterday and liked it so much that i missed my stop on the way home. if you can refund my cab fare, that would be great. i now know that cadburys fingers are suitable substitutes for tim tams and i'm looking forward to trying it at the earliest opportunity.
your book may well be this year's all-purpose christmas present book - we'll have to wait and see.
however, regarding the question of tea rounds of work, i was sickened to find no mention of Optimum Mug-Handle Compatibility - the art of choosing mugs to allow you to carry up to six mugs of tea per trip so long as you've got those nice big oval handles that you can get three stabilising fingers into. Those silly little mug handles with corners are the enemy of anyone who has to make a large round because it means making two trips back from the kitchen.
you're right about dark mugs and pink wafers though. they're horrid.
|Nicey replies: Mike,
Fourthly congratulations to you on raising such an important topic. Mug handles are often over looked. I did briefly mention in the book the unsatisfactory nature of novelty shaped handles, but as you rightly point out small ones with that little corner bit on are just as disastrous, never mind having to carry six of them.