Wednesday, 8 January 2014


I love Nigel Slater. I have followed his Observer column since he started writing it. So, at the weekend, I was knitting and watching Nigel's program about biscuits. So much nostalgia. So many observations about the ''improvements'' made by the makers ( i.e. - made smaller, thinner, with  cheaper ingredients). A gentle program....and then Nigel's associate produced a biscuit tin made by Huntley and Palmer. Apparently, this tin ( filled with biscuits) was withdrawn from sale very quickly after being issued. Hidden in this Idyllic scene were three rude additions. ( Bearing in mind that these were designed for genteel, middle class family customers).
Well, I rushed upstairs to check. I do indeed have one. Picked up for pence at a charity shop, years ago. I had never noticed the 'additions'. Hilarious!
If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you may be able to pick out the little scenes. One on the table, one in the flower bed on the extreme right, and the last just below and between the little girls sitting up the tree.
Nigel looked shocked! He is lovely.

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