Friday, July 22, 2011

Tour De Biscuit 2011

Ok, so I may not be going to France, but I thought Tour De Biscuit was a pretty catchy name for my upcoming project.

Back in 2007 (During my days as a Kid's club rep overseas- I bet that's something you didn't know about me!) I was lucky enough to share an apartment in the Algarve with another lovely Kid's rep who was just as crazy about tea and biscuis as I am.
Every week we would sample a different biscuit and score it on a chart in our kitchen:

The top scoring biscuit, "Princess Biscuits" (with 73%) is a biscuit that you can actually get here in the UK, for about 80p from Lidl. They're basically two rich tea biscuits with chocolate (flavour!) cream in between, and come to think of it now, I don't know how they got such a high score. But we were addicted to them!

So, in the spirit of what was a really fun project, I've decided to do the same during my trip to Cyprus. I'll be scoring each biscuit I try on:

  • Appearance

  • Smell

  • Texture/Flavour

  • Size & Value For Money

  • Dunkability

If you want to join in, you can download your own Biscuit Score Sheet to print out, and fill in with a doodle of the biscuit in question and the all-important scores. I'll be uploading all of my biscuit analysis along when I get back, but in the mean time, you can post your completed Biscuit Score Sheets in the new Tour De Biscuit flickr group. Happy Dunking/Drawing/Scoring!

Here's a tea-inspired tune by the The Kinks to get you inspired!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New: Biscuits for your couch

I've gone a bit blog-post crazy this week (three is quite a lot for me!) but I feel like I've had lots of news to share! Thanks to those who took the time to comment or send me a tweet me about my posts- it really is lovely to have some bloggy feedback!

Anyhoo- my main news this week is that I have not one, but two new designs in store. I shared my Chocolate Digestive cushion a few days ago- and am pleased to say that some have already found new homes in the UK and across the pond in the USA. This ace New Zealand blogger featured them in her "Cool For Kids" section- which is pretty ace too!

Also (pictured above and brand new today) are my Chocolate Malted Milk cushions! I can't wait to hear what folks think about them.

You can visit either my Folksy or Etsy Shop if you're thinking about adding either to your collection.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Week in Pictures

(From top left to bottom right) A lucky black cat. He was nice!; Homemade cheesecake with wild Scottish Strawberries from the garden; New Digestive Cushions in store now; Baking shortbread hearts; Pretty Pastel Hydrangeas and Mint & peach triangle nails (in Model's Own- Top Turquoise, Barry M- Mint Candy Apple and Chanel- Orange Fizz)

With just over a week to go now until my holiday in Cyprus, I thought I'd share some photos I've taken in the last week. While my camera of choice is my very nifty Canon G11, I don't always have room to carry it with me- which is where the iPhone comes in. I (finally!) downloaded the instagram app a few weeks ago and have been pretty much addicted to using it ever since.