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Asda Fruit Shrewsbury with Lemon Drizzle Review
To go back to an earlier topic of conversation, I too am a fan of the fruit Shrewsbury, which I enjoy in the Morley College refectory before my philosophy evening class. They are also available in Benjy's (the sandwich shop), although of course only in packets of two rather than in proper packets. Fortnum and Mason is a good place to try and I'm pretty sure they have them, though I haven't tried them. Can we instigate some sort of campaign?
With kind regards, and keep up the biscuit work
|Nicey replies: Actually I saw some in a Farm shop at the weekend. Its a bit of a cottage industry biscuit for some reason.
||Dear Nicey and Wifey|
I just had to send in a picture of our lovely new kettle which, as well as boiling water jolly fast and filtering it for us, also has a super blue light which illuminates the water inside and some quite spiffy little red lights around the base. These little red lights flash when the "keep warm" feature is used - something we never do as it would be fatal to a nice cup of tea! However, we are particularly fond of the lights as they make a dark dull morning just that little bit brighter.
Lisa, Robin and Holly the cat.
||Hello Nicey, I'd just like to say that whilst I've not experienced the noise levels of the Morphy Richards, my silver Breville at full boil reaches decibel levels akin to a Hawker Harrier, and renders any conversation impossible for a radius of twenty yards. This is not at all a bad thing - I see it as sort of an enforced sorbet in the conversational meal; it also gives you pause to contemplate the Coming Of The Tea. I am, however, slightly peeved at the water level meter being set behind the handle - pretty design, but tricky to guage how full the kettle is when you've got your fist in the way...Cheers, Brad Hall.|
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|There's some strange people out there. To explain, a Tim Tam is a chocolate biscuit available in Australia and NZ (you probably already know that).|
How crazy is this lady!? Here's her webpage
|Nicey replies: Thats a proper web page with pictures of biscuits, a man using a hose and references to tea and compost, the sort of thing Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he invented the interweb.
Apropros your kettle request. I can honestly say that my relatively new, pink plastic cordless Bodum jobbie is the best I've ever had. Not least because it's pink plastic and cordless.
However, I think the bold choice of colour - paradoxiacally - affirms in me a sense of rugged carefree masculinity too. ('Pink kettle? Sure, why not!') It even leads me, atavistically, to some primal moment. Overcome as I roughly tackle a hobnob or another suitably coarse and hardy biscuit (something with oats, no doubt), is this how my ancient ancestors acted, I ask myself? Did they brew up over an open fire, chucking a few flavourful leaves into a pot, with little consideration to etiquette and appearances:to spit-coated crumbs of proto-digestives tumbling from grateful mouths?
Who knows? All I know is that I and my pink kettle work together in harmony. (It has a jolly efficient little filter to stop scummy white bits getting from electric coil to cup, too.)