||Hi. Great work Nicey.|
In response to Christine Keeble's leaky teapot misery: it is possible to end those dribbling spout nightmares. Unfortunately this comes at a cost. My mother-in-law cuts a small section of durable, plastic tubing and seats this half over the end of the spout - which effectively gives you a short extension. I can't claim to understand the wonder of such an technology, but it greatly reduces seepage. However, this is detrimental to the overall aesthetics of your teapot. Would the Vicar approve? I don't know.
Personally, I am resigned to making a great deal of mess during the whole making-a-nice-cup-of-tea process, as the final result is worth all the tears shed during it's production.
|Nicey replies: Woo. I really should do a teapot icon to honor such a tale.
|2 slices of toast well buttered, kit-kat in the middle, leave for 2 minutes to melt and then eat... absolutely delicious... Del|
|Nicey replies: Do you have Private Medical Insurance?|
As both an ardent supporter of the 'cup of tea and sit down movement' and a fledgling environmentalist I have long fought my moral conscience over the environmental issues of the burgeoning biscuit tin box issue. Indeed, a great many of our community have expressed concern over the irrevocable damage caused by stockpiles of leftover biscuit tins (especially over the Easter and Christmas period, analysts have noted).
Alas, the G8 summit failed to reach a legitimate mandate. But now it appears we finally have a solution! Behold this wonderful 'biscuit-tin' computer - the perfection of hi-techery and bicuit wizardry.
Ginger Nut Review
|re: ginger nuts|
my dad always told us children that if we could smash a ginger nut into three with our elbow (whilst holding the biscuit in the palm of our other hand) we would get a wish. This no doubt aided our basic dexterity as my brothers and myself can hit a ginger nut into three with our elbows every time. Alas, when I say "every time" i mean every time and it is socially embarressing to be drinking tea in company, reach for the biccies, pick up a ginger nut and automatically smash it against my elbow and smile in satisfaction at getting three bits. Only then do you realise what you were doing. Did my dad make this up to torment or does the ginger nut three bits wish exist??
yours in turmoil
Donalda Bint, Scotland
|Nicey replies: I think your Dad was having you on, still good skills.|
After unanimously voting the Garibaldi the title of 'Most Underated Biscuit', my colleagues and I inevitably moved on to the link between the biscuit and the Italian hero of 19th century liberal nationalism. Here things became more fractious as two rival theories emerged. The first that
Guiseppe Garibaldi instructed his cook to create a robust, lightweight, durable and high energy foodstuff for an army on the march and the second that an english biscuit manufacturer created the biscuit to celebate Garibaldi's visit to London. My questions to you are therefore:
1. What is the true link between liberator and biscuit ?
2. Are you sure you have spelled Garibaldi correctly in your review ?
3. Is it true that the Garibaldi is the only biscuit certified for space
travel by NASA ?
4. As the Garibaldi is dead fly biscuit and the eccles cake is dead fly pie,
are they somehow related and why are we calling a cake a pie (or vice versa)
Must rush as my tea seems to have cooled.
|Nicey replies: 1) Don't know the interweb didn't help me much either
2) I'm sure I spelt it incorrectly as most people tell me that
3) No I think the fig roll is cleared for use in zero G
4) Yes they are related, and you called it a pie not me