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I miss the feel of a sharpened pencil scratching out a word on soft paper! You know that kind of slugged paper where the old No. 2 leaves a dark letter behind, then a word, then the whole interwoven bunch of words! I can almost smell the clean scent of cedar and the lethal look of the graphite point! Ah, yes, simple pleasures are the comforting part of life!
Absolutely love that description, Deanna! I know exactly what you mean! (::) ;)?

Funnily enough, my daughter bought me a very nice box of pencils (or do I mean, a box of very nice pencils?) for my birthday which I haven't yet opened. Must try one soon!

Thanks too for the Twinkies advice. I shall avoid ;)?
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Iroquois wrote:
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I miss the feel of a sharpened pencil scratching out a word on soft paper!
I so agree with that too Deanna. Can't beat REAL pencils and pens - sigh :D

Love toasted tea cakes (dripping with butter) too.
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Mmmm... REAL toasted tea cakes with REAL (hot dripping) butter. Just perfect, thanks, TC ;)?

This suddenly sparked a memory of a summer holiday with my grandparents when I was ten and they took me to visit an elderly distant 'aunt' at Frinton. The house seemed enormous but then looked very small once we'd found deckchairs at the end of her verrrrrrrry looooooong garden. But the best thing - and I mean THE BEST THING - was the food: crumpets smeared with butter at least an inch thick and the sweetest jam I'd ever tasted. Heavenly!

My gran used to spread butter on her Weetabix. Does anyone else do that? I liked it - but not as much as those scones in Frinton :D

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I ALWAYS have butter on Weetabix. Milk makes them go all soggy.

Crumpets with loadsabutter are great too, but melted cheese is even better :D
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17 Jan 2021 18:03
I ALWAYS have butter on Weetabix. Milk makes them go all soggy.
Aha, wonderful! It's good to know we weren't alone in this, TC ;)?
Topcat wrote:
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Crumpets with loadsabutter are great too, but melted cheese is even better
Now you are making me REALLY hungry :D (::)
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Mark. wrote:
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Topcat wrote:
17 Jan 2021 18:03
I ALWAYS have butter on Weetabix. Milk makes them go all soggy.
Aha, wonderful! It's good to know we weren't alone in this, TC ;)?
Wow, the Lounge continues to extend the frontiers of gastronomy :shock:

How does this work - do you follow up with milk, or go with the dry Weetabix with butter on top?
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How does this work - do you follow up with milk, or go with the dry Weetabix with butter on top?
Just dry, Trojan. It sounds odd but is really nice. I didn't realise it was such a 'thing' for others, but it seems you can also add other toppings too. I think Marmite might work. (Mind you, I think Marmite works with pretty much everything ;) ) But butter is definitely good! Try it and see ;)?

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I have butter and Marmite, but alas no Weetabix! I'll be sure to try it soon though ;)?
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Hmmmmm, Weetabix . . .

Butter or milk? Would that be like shredded wheat cereal? Or more like baking powder (soda) biscuits? Not cookies, but southern style biscuits, basically shortening, flour, milk and baking powder or soda. Butter and jam on one of those, fresh out of the oven, is pretty much heaven!

Or what we call English muffins, spongey bread with lotsa holes for the butter to sink down into and melt in delicious pools of salty flavor!

Did you ever notice how salt and sweet together makes you go for more and more because you can’t decide which is better, the salt or the sweet? Like a chocolate bar and potato chips (crisps), my favorite snack of all times, one bite of each and next thing you know, empty bag and greasy fingers!

Sigh, so much food, so little time! :evil: :twisted: :shock:
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I love crumpets, however ... after an extensive debate on FB with my American friend about what a biscuit is (scone) I am unclear what definition of crumpet or tea cake we are using!
someone mentioned marmite, but I am definitely a Vegemite girl! little dabs, not a big thick layer. I am a 3 but my daughter is a 6! although she then couldn't eat it as it was too 'spicy'
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We call weetabix weetbix, and I have this memory of a dry one with butter and Vegemite dehydrating my mouth to the point that thinking about it makes me reach for a glass of water! :D
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Iroquois wrote:
17 Jan 2021 20:57
Butter or milk? Would that be like shredded wheat cereal?
Yes, Deanna. Weetabix are toasted wheat flakes.

Good to see you Chirpy <:)> I've never tried Vegemite.

However you eat your Weetabix, I find it is essential to use a large plate (to catch the escaping flakes) or you'll need to hoover up afterwards. Enjoy ;)?
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Iroquois wrote:
17 Jan 2021 20:57
Or what we call English muffins, spongey bread with lotsa holes for the butter to sink down into and melt in delicious pools of salty flavor!
That, Deanna, sounds like what Chirpy and TC call a crumpet. I love a crumpet! You can put almost anything on them but, yes, butter is great - or, as TC said yesterday, cheese ;)?
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Like a chocolate bar and potato chips (crisps), my favorite snack of all times, one bite of each and next thing you know, empty bag and greasy fingers!
Funnily enough, that's exactly what I ate last night! I don't often eat chocolate but my wife shared a large bar with me and we also had crisps. It was good :D
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I am definitely a Vegemite girl!
I haven't tried Vegemite, either, Chirpy, but we sell it in the shop so maybe I'll try that instead of the Twinkies \:)/
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18 Jan 2021 06:22
However you eat your Weetabix, I find it is essential to use a large plate (to catch the escaping flakes) or you'll need to hoover up afterwards
Very good point, TC! (::)

A few years ago, a good friend from the American south and I did a food exchange. I can't remember what I sent her but she sent me grits, which I'd always wanted to try (mostly because of the lyrics to Sloop John B). They were interesting - good, but quite salty. But I'm glad I've tried them. Here's a bowl for breakfast :D

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Mark. wrote:
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she sent me grits,
I've never liked the sound of grits and having now seen the stuff, I like it even less :mrgreen:

On the other hand, back to Weetabix.......butter and sliced banana with W/B is absolutely gorgeous :D
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18 Jan 2021 11:20
On the other hand, back to Weetabix.......butter and sliced banana with W/B is absolutely gorgeous
Ooooh! I never thought of putting banana with it, TC! That sounds great! Got to admit, I haven't had my Weetabix for a very long time. I think I'll need to rectify this very soon ;)?

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grits....what are they made of?
you guys aren't making me tempted with the weetabix!!
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Chirpy wrote:
19 Jan 2021 04:46
grits....what are they made of?
Here you go, Chirpy ;)?
Chirpy wrote:
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you guys aren't making me tempted with the weetabix!!
Aww... give it a go, it's so GOOD! :D <:)>

Mind you...

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All right, how did I manage that?????

Can they be moved to the games thread where they belong?

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All right, how did I manage that?????

Can they be moved to the games thread where they belong?

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I have moved the two posts, FF - no mean feat for me at this time of morning, given I haven't had coffee yet :lol:

In your absence over there, Luna has finished the last game and started a fresh one, so let's play that and then return to Romantics ;)?
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Aww, I was hoping we could keep Cleopatra :( :)

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Aww, I was hoping we could keep Cleopatra
:lol: She was kind of cute, wasn't she? :D

Cheers for the coffee, Trojan ;)? By way of thanks, I have someone here bearing grapes...

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