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Flew back from working in Dublin yesterday. Ryanair served me with the requested cup of tea and my god, it was the second worst cup I'd ever had. Some strange Indian brand I'd never heard of. It had brown bits of crap all over the top of it. Not tea dust and not tea leaves, just some crap. Then the gave me coffee cream to put in it! It tasted as you would imagine.
They should take a tip out of the Easyjet PG Tips tea choice.
|Nicey replies: Whilst I have no desire to bring down the wrath of a budget airline upon us, it does let me use a very succinct set of icons. |
||Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
While returning home from San Francisco last week, boredom forced me to flick through the pages of BA’s in-flight magazine High Life. One of the journalists ( Ed Grenby) had been given the job of reviewing five lesser known Britsh festivals, including the Edinburgh Harp Festival, the Lancashire Food festival and the Bonsai Festival. I must say he seemed more than under-whelmed.
His final quip went “And if undersized undergrowth wasn’t exciting enough, April also sees the return on the (n)ever stimulating North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival (What next ? A festival of sitting down with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit?)”
Having suffered two tea-less weeks in the states I would have been the first in the queue at such a festival. In fact the more I thought about it the more it seemed like a good idea, (possibly an effect of tannin withdrawal) Perhaps you should call his bluff and organize something.
|Nicey replies: Fiona,
This Mr Grenby seems to be a bit unbalanced, even if he does appear to be aware of our work. Quite apart from all the lovely treats from Lancashire to feast upon, and the glorious walking to be had in Exmoor, the idea of a large organised event celebrating tea, biscuits and sit downs seems perfectly sensible. In fact the Queen has one each summer, although I don't think anybody is allowed to sit down.
I flew Easyjet the other day. That airline with a seating free-for-all policy and no free food or drink. Nice and cheap though. I always make sure i'm fully stocked up on tea and biscuits before these flights as the onboard prices for such items are sky high (excuse the pun). I forgot on this last occasion however, and being gagging for a cuppa at 30000 feet is no joke, so I succombed and purchased a cup. Expecting the worst, I was very pleasantly surprised. PG Tips no less. It beat any tea i've had on other airlines. Well done Easyjet. Does anyone else have any mile high tea experiences?
PS. The main reason i'm trying to start a discussion on this is to make you do a nice aeroplane icon.
|Nicey replies: Ahh, I'm reaching for the non-existant airplane icon now.. ..there is that hole at the end of the icons as well. If I get a few more tea on planes mails that should clinch it.|