WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
What has caught our attention in the news this fortnight…
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.”