Sunday, June 01, 2008

Never was a truer word penned

Shamelessly lifted from Planet Me. Thanks Mark!

8 comments:

willow said...

Oh I love this! Okay if I lift it, too? I think my sidebar needs it. :)

Stevyn Colgan said...

I'm sure Mark won't mind (he didn't mind me) - it will help steer people to his blog too.

As for the pic, I'm pretty sure that it's a Chinese proverb.

Makes sense ... they do take their tea seriously over there.

The Factory said...

This was something that I had to factor in to my move to Spain. I conquered it when I discovered that Sainsburys do 500 bag sacks of tea, and have insisted that everyone who visits me brings one. And thus,I still start every day with a nice cup of tea. Even if it's 30 degrees.

BritGal' Sarah said...

Never a truer word spoken, I don't know what I'd do without my PG and Twinings over here!

Stevyn Colgan said...

It's one of the very few things I MUST have when I travel. Of course, you then have to find a kettle. Remind me to tell the pathetic tale of my North Carolina kettle crawl one day ...

Me said...

it was shocking - in north carolina this man carried a small plastic box which did not contain vital travel documents, nor treasured snaps - in stead it contained earl grey tea bags. the failure to accept that many american house holds do not have electric kettles to provide lashings of scalding water to add to these bags of gold was a sight to behold - like a mini silent temper tantrum if I recall...

Stevyn Colgan said...

Me -

You've captured the essence of my plight! Trying to make tea without boiling water is like trying to make toast with an iron - it just doesn't work very well (although if you vivit Tom Scott's site - he's listed at right among my links - he did once cook an entire breakfast just using an iron). All WalMart seemed to have were coffee machines and microwaves ... inevitably I ended up using a combination of the two to make something that Douglas Adams once described as 'almost but not entirely unlike tea'.

x

BritGal' Sarah said...

One of the things I will take into my new job is a kettle...LOL!