Is a new Nigella show brewing?

Nigella loves a good brew ' but is Steve stirring the pot with his views on her tea-making prowess?
Nigella loves a good brew ' but is Steve stirring the pot with his views on her tea-making prowess?

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has claimed that she’s a ‘complete nightmare’ to make a cup of tea for because she only likes it made in a very specific way.

Anyone else get the feeling, now she has said this, that we’re about to be subjected to a new BBC2 cookery show Nigella’s Cups Of Tea in which she takes six half-hour episodes to put tea-leaves in a pot, infuse them and then pour them into china cups for her six pretentious middle-class friends?

As far as I know there are only three specific ways to make tea:

1. Milk in the cup first

2. Teabag in the cup first

3. With the help of a chimpanzee.

That’s it.

n Why are some people so impressed by heated towel rails? If you think about it, a heated towel rail is just a central heating radiator that has got a bit big for its boots.

It’s just a bathroom radiator with delusions of grandeur. Well, I’m sick of it. My bathroom radiator is just as good as a heated towel rail, except you can’t drape a towel over it quite as easily, but it’s perfectly adequate.

In fact, I’m going to start calling my bathroom radiator a “heated towel block”, just so it doesn’t feel left out.

n Since the advent of the 5p charge for plastic bags, has anyone else ended up taking part in their own supermarket version of Buckaroo, where they buy a fairly big load of shopping and then try to carry it back to their car without the aid of bags because they’re too tight to pay for them?

My supermarket Buckaroo record for carrying items back to my car without dropping them so far is 11. I just wondered if anyone has beaten this, or if anyone thinks I’m a bit anal for keeping count?