Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down
15 journalers for this copy...
To mark one wonderful year of friends, books, fun and reading, I am running a themed Bookring!!
I'd love the "Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down" book to travel as far and as wide as possible! As an added twist, each participant might like to include a tea bag (or possibly a biscuit!) for the next reader :-)
The nice cup of tea and a sit down website Sadly, not my invention :-) )
Member / Location (Ring posted Mar 3 2006)
:-) nice-cup-of-tea (Switzerland)
:-) katcolorado (Switzerland)
:-) coffeestained (Switzerland)
:-) wildspitz (Switzerland)
:-) flying-bat (Switzerland)
:-) laura0141 (Scotland)
:-) marie-therese (Scotland)
:-) ScottishHoosier (Scotland)
:-) tutleymutley (England)
:-) Vespa (England)
:-) jedsmom (England)
:-) dsc (England)
:-) beebarf (England)<-- Book is here
:-) tiggsybabes (England)
:-) Rillaith (England, UK or EUR only)
:-) anicecupoftea (England)
:-) Caro1 (England)
:-) molekilby (England)
:-) TeaAndTravel (France)
:-) tqd (Australia, prefers Aus / NZ but will post int.)
:-) Calissa (Australia)
:-) Lisagt (Australia)
:-) Littlemave (Australia)
:-) coffeebron (Australia)
:-) cafeauchocolat (Malaysia)
:-) Teasipper (USA)
:-) Suefitz (USA)
:-) polliwog (USA)
:-) bookczuk (USA)
:-) katiesmama (USA)
:-) enchantedvalise (USA)
:-) karen-r (USA)
:-) booknhand (USA)
:-) WhiteRaven13 (USA)
:-) LisaGriffith (USA)
:-) TaylorHarrogate (USA)
:-) antof9 (USA, near end)
:-) ajsmom (Canada)
:-) titihood (Canada)
:-) Alvhyttan (Sweden, near end)
:-) AnglersRest (UK, last)
:-) Back to me!
:-) For a little bit of extra fun, please add a tea bag with the book for the next reader! (and possibly a wrapped biccie / little bit of choccie? Anything to go with a nice cup of tea and a sit down!)
:-) Reply here to play or send me a PM
:-) Please be willing to send international (slow mail is fine!)
:-) Try and read and pass on within a month
:-) Include a tea bag & edible treat for the next reader
The long section on biscuits reminded me of lots of old favourites, including squashed fly biscuits (Garibaldis) and iced gems !
I will be passing this book to KatColorado along with a pyramid PG teabag and a chocolate orange tomorrow (although she has the chocolate orange already!)
I love to drink a nice cup of tea, but I don't do it very often. I drink tea on Sunday mornings, from my lovely tea teapot. Our usual brand is Tetley's but I can drink a lot of different teas. I think I like Earl Grey and Vanilla scented teas best. I take milk with my tea and sometimes sugar, when I feel hungry, very cold or distressed. I sometimes drink tea in the evenings but most times I am just too lazy to do it ;-) I think I first started drinking tea when I was a teenager, during my skiing holidays. Tea with milk (or rather cream) and sugar was perfect to unfreeze...
I like biscuits as well, petits beurre with chocolate, Bretzeli, Bärentatzen, Jaffa Cake and many more. But as they aren't always around they are more for special occasions.
I had fun reading the book and am looking forward to a nice cup of tea later ;-)
Note to self: must get biscuits on the way home...
That said, I didn’t know McVite’s made a chocolate-caramel…must search that out next trip up yonder.
Thanks for the read, Miss Tea.
Book was posted to Wildspitz this (Tuesday) morning.
Although I am not English, I enjoyed the "tea-part" of the book. Although I prefer loose leaf tea and only use tea bags at work, there were funny parts in it and also some facts that were new to me. Fortunately, most people in my office drink coffee, so there sometimes is a queue at the coffee machine, but never at the kettle. So I enjoyed the part about making tea in the office, but fortunately I do not have the experience. Although the part with the office mugs is also valid for coffee drinkers.
The chapter about biscuits was to long for me, especially as I do not know most of them. So I skipped a lot here and only read those I knew or where the biscuit looked special.
Personally, I prefer loose leaf tea, my favourites being Earl Grey, Darjeeling (how do you spell this???) and Oolong tea. But I also like some herbal tea like Roibos, Vervaine and Mate tea. Some tea bags are acceptable, but they can never compare with loose leaf tea. I was shocked to read that in Britain, THE tea country, 85% of the tea consumed comes out of tea bags. Now I know why, even in quite nice hotels in Britain, you only get tea bags for breakfast.
I already got some cookies (sorry, biscuits) to send on with the book. It will be send as soon as I get the adress of flying-bat.
The authors do have a great kind of humor and there were always bits and pieces which I really liked, however, I have too many other books waiting on my shelf which I am more eager to read than the rest of this - therfore I will make sure that the book will go travelling again soon!
PS: The chocolate-shortbread and tea were lovely, thank you wildspitz! :-)
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The ring travells on to rumble-bee; accompanied by some tea and a sweet treat! Safe journey!
I almost forgot the book ;-))
But it looks really cute.
Won't have to wait long, I'm sure...!
although I like tea, I thought this book was in parts over-written and tiresome. The part about tea was way too short in my opinion. And I didn't know any of the biscuits presented.
and who are Nicey and Wifey, by the way??
But as ist was somehow cute, funny and original, I'm giving out 7 points.
I'm going to ask for the next adress right away.
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After hiding successfully beneath a stack of papers, the book is now finally on its way to Scotland. have fun, Laura!
PMing marie-therese for addy.
Now have address, will be posting off tomorrow :o)
Anyhow, the book came while we were away to my in-laws over Easter. I've been unpacking, doing the washing, getting in groceries, entertaining the kids and buying son three (!) new pairs of shoes. Whew, need a nice cup of tea and a sit down!
Thank you all for sharing. I extend a special *thank you* to marie-therese for the tea and the Tunnock's caramel log! I have yet to sample this lovely British biscuit, but I'm sure from the sounds of it that I will enjoy it. I love caramel!
In a way I wish the tea bit was a bit longer, but I don't know what much more they could have written about it. Perhaps a bit more history and a bit more about the different kids. However, I think the author's interests are much more in the biscuit area. As I'm not originally from Britain, it was rather interesting reading all about these biscuits I've never tried. Unfortunately this section was a bit too descriptive and it motivated me to go out and buy several kinds of biscuits I'd never tried. This was not very good for my hips nor my waistline as you can't buy just one biscuit. It was good for my soul, though. :)
Hope this book gets moving again very soon!
And thanks, to my bookcrossing sister N-C-O-T for the book and idea - inspired m'dear. I didn't do anything for my anniversary :-( (WE joined up to bookcrossing on the same day, dear readers - although we've never actally MET?!)
I will make an effort to read this one at a faster pace than I'm getting thru' your other book, 'Watching the English', N-C-O-T (which I am enjoying but reading at snail's pace - well, it takes time, and lots of cups of tea, to absorb so much info).
many thanks for this Tutmut.
Of course, I went to make some tea straight away, and Mr Beebarf has used the last of the milk! Calamity ... off to the shop then I can have a nice cup of tea and a sit down...
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Looking forward to browsing further.
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