Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down

by Nicey, Wifey | Humor |
ISBN: 0751537659 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/28/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Dear Bookcrossing friends
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 :-) )

Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Welcome to my Bookring: Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down
Member / Location (Ring posted Mar 3 2006)

:-) nice-cup-of-tea (Switzerland)
:-) katcolorado (Switzerland)
:-) coffeestained (Switzerland)
:-) wildspitz (Switzerland)
:-) flying-bat (Switzerland)
:-) rumble-bee
:-) 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!

Small Print
:-) 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

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, March 01, 2006
This is truly a book for tea lovers! It goes into the culture, history and habits of tea drinkers. The section on making tea at work is especially detailed, but completely true :-)

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!)

Journal Entry 4 by KatColorado from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, March 02, 2006
Thanks for the book, the PG tips (I drank it already) and especially for a great year filled with bookcrossing, friendship and lots of cappuccinos (there wasn't that much tea really ;-)

Journal Entry 5 by KatColorado from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, March 10, 2006
What can I say... I am obviously not English, perfectly obvious to me after reading this book. I don't get the hype ;-)

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 ;-)

Journal Entry 6 by coffeestained from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, March 17, 2006
Received from KatC yesterday (Thursday) and will read it this weekend.
Note to self: must get biscuits on the way home...

Journal Entry 7 by coffeestained from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, March 21, 2006
A cute book. It would have been nice if they focused on tea a bit more (28 pages); they could have riffed about the different kinds/names and specified that indeed there *is* a difference in quality between loose-leaf tea compared to, ugh, bagged. But as the page count for biscuits was 117, therefore the title should be Sit Down, Shove Your Face with Biscuits and -oh- Maybe Have a Cup of Tea, biscuits seems to be priority.
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.

Journal Entry 8 by Wildspitz from Baar, Zug Switzerland on Sunday, March 26, 2006
Thank you for sending the book and the tea-bags! Good chance to try new tea flavors.

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.

Journal Entry 9 by flying-bat from Baden, Aargau Switzerland on Friday, April 14, 2006
Wildspitz passed it to me yesterday at our Easter meet-up. She generousely provided some lovely tea in an even more lovely little tin and gorgeouse Chocolate Chunk Biscuits. Thanks alot! I'm looking forward to the read and the culinary pleasures!

Journal Entry 10 by flying-bat from Baden, Aargau Switzerland on Thursday, May 04, 2006
A nice idea - but not my kind of book. The part about tea was nice... but I gave up halfway up the biscuit part. Maybe I would have liked it better, if I knew more about those biscuits - but I'm just not English enough I'm afraid.
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! :-)

Journal Entry 11 by flying-bat at Post office in Zürich, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, May 06, 2006

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The ring travells on to rumble-bee; accompanied by some tea and a sweet treat! Safe journey!

Journal Entry 12 by rumble-bee from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, May 13, 2006
When I opened this parcel, my nostrils were filled with an incredibly delicate smell- Earl Grey tea and biscuits! That was lovely, thank you, flying-bat!
I almost forgot the book ;-))
But it looks really cute.
Won't have to wait long, I'm sure...!

Journal Entry 13 by rumble-bee from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I promised myself to clean up my desk before Christmas, so I'm going to send this book on, despite reading only two thirds of it. I'm sorry it took so long, but somehow I guess I don't have the right mentality (or nationality!) to enjoy this fully.
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!

Journal Entry 15 by winglaura0141wing from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 18, 2007
I'm looking forward to sitting down to a nice cup of creme caramel drink for a read of this :)

Journal Entry 16 by winglaura0141wing from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, February 09, 2007
I'm sure this book must be unique. I read it on holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the humour behind the serious business of biscuits and tea!


PMing marie-therese for addy.

Journal Entry 17 by winglaura0141wing from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
On way to marie-therese

Journal Entry 18 by marie-therese from Kirkintilloch, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, March 24, 2007
Arrived this morning, thanks laura0141 for sending it and nice-cup-of-tea for sharing it. I'm in the middle of another bookring book at the moment but this looks like it can be dipped in and out of so will have it on it's way again as soon as poss.

Journal Entry 19 by marie-therese from Kirkintilloch, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
A lovely and entertaining read :o) was surprised at some of the biscuits that weren't included, Kitkat and Tunnocks Caramel Logs to name but a few :o) Thanks again for sharing, I'll now PM ScottishHoosier for his/her address.

Now have address, will be posting off tomorrow :o)

Journal Entry 20 by ScottishHoosier on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
So lovely to have another book from nice-cup-of-tea! I've missed you and hope all is well! I have supposed you got the job you went for and haven't had time for chit-chat. I should have just dropped you a line!

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!

Journal Entry 21 by ScottishHoosier on Friday, May 11, 2007
I've really enjoyed this book. I didn't get it read quicker because of my busy life, not because the book wasn't interesting. I've just pm'ed the next in line for the second time. I hope to get it in the post by Monday as I'm away for a wedding from Tuesday.

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!

Journal Entry 22 by ScottishHoosier on Monday, May 14, 2007
Took to the post office this morning. Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 23 by tutleymutley from Newton Abbot, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Thanks, ScottishHoosier for the lovely cuppa (how did you KNOW I don't like black tea?) and biccies which I've photographed for my blog and enjoyed in bed. I know - biscuit crumbs in bed - but it was worth it! Hope the wedding goes well. And that you have better weather than we're having down yer in the South.
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).

Journal Entry 24 by tutleymutley from Newton Abbot, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Have had this nearly a year, never mind a month, slap my wrist with a wet lettuce leaf. But Vespa is still expecting it, so I will post it on to her with superduper box of biccies and lots of tea to make up for my tardiness. May the book travel on and help celebrate many more years of Nice-cup-of-tea.

Journal Entry 25 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
oh I have died and gone to heaven ...shortbread biccies, yummy. Oh Bother what about the diet ....the biscuits won and the diet is shelved for another day :-)
many thanks for this Tutmut.

Journal Entry 26 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, June 08, 2008
I've tried several times to make contact with Jedsmom, with no luch, so am going to try the next player now

Journal Entry 27 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, June 08, 2008
Gosh, I'm not having much luck with this. DSC is no longer actively bookcrossing so ddoes not want the book. I will pm beebarf and hope she takes it :-)

Journal Entry 28 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Monday, June 30, 2008
Wow! The book arrived with a whole packet of tea and a whole packet of Hobnobs too :o) Guess which one will last longer... Thank you so much, Vespa!

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...

Journal Entry 29 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, December 27, 2008
I still have this book, safe with me. Unfortunately, I've not been able to get to ring/ray books as quickly as I would wish, but I have PM'ed the next person in the list, and I hope to mail it out in the next few days.

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Happy trails, little book! I hope you have an interesting journey!

Journal Entry 31 by Semioticghost at Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, July 09, 2016
I picked this up and thought "I'll send this to Nice-cup-uf-tea." Then I saw where it came from :)

Looking forward to browsing further.

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