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Plates or slates?

Re­mem­ber the days when a meal out would be served on a sim­ple, plain round plate? Not any more! From fish on slates to a plough­man’s on a wooden board, chips in plant pots to a fried break­fast on a spade, din­ers can face an ar­ray of eat­ing re­cep­ta­cles! But it seems we’re not im­pressed with the trend; a re­cent sur­vey of 2,000 peo­ple re­vealed 99 per cent would just like a sim­ple round plate. Sounds like good culi­nary com­mon sense, and it’s much eas­ier to keep the food on the plate!


Think of Tid­dly­winks and what comes to mind? Child­hood games with the fam­ily, but al­most cer­tainly not the Olympics. But if fans of the game get their wish, it could be­come an Olympic sport. Sarah Knight, who chairs Eng­land’s Tid­dly­winks As­so­ci­a­tion, says the game en­com­passes Olympic ideals. “The Olympics holds up the val­ues of a bal­ance between body and mind in their sports which is key in Tid­dly­winks. Great man­ual dex­ter­ity is needed at elite level to move winks around and men­tal abil­ity is also tested as it’s a very tac­ti­cal game.”

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