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    This Blog is built - not, as some might expect, on a flimsy whim but on a strong and single minded principle.

    That principle concerns Biscuits and their position in the world.

    We are really very keen on biscuits.
    As are many of you out there.
    We think.

    We wish to create an archive of Arrowroot, a backlog of Bourbons and a catalogue of Chocolate Fingers. Anybody can contribute an entry - or dispute somebody else's - provided they are not dull.
    Even Americans who perhaps don't really have the heritage of biscuitry that we are fortunate to have here.

    Or maybe they do and we are unaware of the full glory of the cookie.

    We realise that this whole subject is admirably and concisely dealt with by that excellent and unbeatable website A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down. Our feeble efforts will be as the kicking of a gadfly in the face of their wisdom and experience but we hope that we may have a small contribution to make.

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    Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
    He does sterling work growing many inappropriate plants in Devon. He dedicates a great deal of time and effort nurturing a plethora of plants that are (mostly) totally unsuited to our climate. His is a life of such extreme eccentric dedication that to start a Blog about Biscuits seems perfectly normal. He treads gently in the footsteps of people like the great William Buckland,a professor of Geology who claimed that he could tell location by tasting the local topsoil.

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Gordon Brown on Biscuits

image001Gordon Brown has revealed that he is partial to a chocolate biscuit, after he was accused of sidestepping a question during an online chat.

The prime minister said he had missed a question about his favourite biscuit during the live web chat with the parents’ website Mumsnet.

He used the social networking site Twitter to reveal that he likes “anything with a bit of chocolate.”

But he said he was trying very hard to cut down.

The PM had failed to respond to repeated inquiries from parents about his favourite biscuit.

Mumsnet users speculated that it might be Garibaldi or Nice. Another asked whether he dunked.

But Mr Brown left the hour long session with the question unanswered.

The PM was more open about his health, after speculation about his eyesight, saying he was “fighting fit”.

He also answered questions on the government’s record on families, childcare, swine flu and expenses.

Asked about his eyesight, after No 10 revealed on Sunday he had suffered minor damage to the retina in his right eye, he thanked people for their interest in his health.

“I am fine, run a lot, keep fit,” he said

“I have had one problem. I lost my sight in one eye playing rugby but the sight in the other eye was saved by brilliant NHS staff and there has been no deterioration in my sight since. So I am fighting fit.”

Mr Brown joins a growing list of politicians to take part in web chats on social media sites aimed at mothers, including Tory leader David Cameron and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg.

contributed by eagle eyed sleuth Lila Das Gupta

4 Responses

  1. It’s good to see the vital questions our nation needs to know are being answered at last.

    Now we can choose whether we’re led by an oatcake, rich tea or chocolate biscuit at the next general election 🙂

  2. Not sure that an oatcake qualifies as a biscuit. Especially not a Staffordshire oatcake.

  3. Agreed HM…what next Carr’s Table Water dunked?

  4. Yes, those Staffordshire Oatcakes are rather limp.

    I see we have yet another example of the abuse of the word cake.

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