Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Taking the Biscuit


What’s in your biscuit tin; a metaphor for life.


I rang Mr Uhdd on his mobile, I wasn’t really expecting him to answer, as I knew he was ‘on a course’, my plan was to leave a message, but to my surprise he answered with ‘Oh I’m glad you’ve rung, I’ve got to do this ‘thing.’  ‘What sort of thing?’ I asked. ‘Well’ he continued  ‘if you were a biscuit what sort of biscuit would you be?’  ‘Oh that’s easy’ I replied ‘I’d be a Ginger Nut.’  There followed a perplexed silence (if a silence can be perplexed) ‘Oh I don’t know what to put down…. and how do you know what sort of biscuit you are?’ I have to say there is no short answer to such a question, other than to say I’ve done a lot of research: for the record, I have not yet found out if I am married to a Garibaldi or a Tunnocks Teacake, you would think after all these years, that I would know, but I don’t, Mr Uhdd is keeping the lid on the tin.

So dear reader, if you were a biscuit what sort biscuit would you be? go on tell us; you don’t have to tell us why you can identify with any particular brand, but if you don’t  tell, we will draw our own conclusions.

I’ll go and put the kettle on.

(if you seek inspiration look here.)


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

12 thoughts on “Taking the Biscuit

  1. Chocolate chip cookie – soft and gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside.

  2. I’m a dark chocolate hobnob – smooth on the outside, but if you break the surface, I go all to pieces.

  3. I do like my tea and biscuits so this entry caught my eye! I don’t really know what kind of biscuit I am but my favourites are plain chocolate digestives! xx

  4. Im off to get a jaffa cake, yum

  5. If it’s any help, I like Penguins. They tend to struggle when you take their wrappers off.

  6. When i ran the tuck shop at school many moons ago
    Thruppenny biscuits was a big seller

  7. Hmmmm, cannot decide between a Borders’ dark chocolate ginger or a Fudge’s chocolate flapjack. Depends on what part of me (my roles in life) I am referring to.

  8. Well I just asked Jethro [on his way out of the door] and he says he’s a caramel wafer, funny that as I’d have said he was more of a digestive…

    Me well, I am a boaster of course, delicious chocolate, crunchy nuts and short crumbly biscuit…
    mmm. Shame we keep no bisuits in the house, it has to be that way or we just eat too many.

  9. Chocolate hobnob. But I don’t know why.

  10. Another Gingernut here.

    I missed them so much when I first came out I got packets sent from home, and then petitioned a local supermarket to stock them. They might cost a bundle due to the importation, but it is worth every crumb when dunked in a good cup of tea!

  11. Kendall mint cake – I’ve got lots of energy today!

  12. I try not to think about biscuits – having a wheat allergy (real, honest, not just a fad) bars all the best ones. The gluten/wheat-free ones are just not the same though the imitation Jaffa cakes are not bad at all. But no-one does a fig roll and the only good ginger biscuit with a dark chocolate coating was removed from the shelves. Presumably not enough interest. And anyway, they all cost a fortune!
    When I lived abroad and had to import biccies for me (and my friends) it was digestives that were in most demand. Only one company could compete. And I had to fetch every single T-bag too. Only the British make T-bags that don’t go bitter!!!

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