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turbohobbit
08-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Cake. What's not to like?

Sunray02
08-06-2014, 08:02 PM
I was a bit slow but got there in the end - no I don't watch it!

Gavin

jwalker9
08-06-2014, 09:05 PM
I'm stumped!

Sunray02
08-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Jeremy, you would need to be living over here to understand the riddle - even I needed the help of Google so underwhelmed am I by reality TV!

Gavin

Oracle
08-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Cake. What's not to like?

I watched it and was forced to sneak downstairs to break into my hidden stash of Aldi Battenberg (the best one on the market IMO)

turbohobbit
08-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Some of those Swiss rolls were awesome. And some... Not so! I've not been to Aldi but I've heard good things about its cakeage...

Oracle
08-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Some of those Swiss rolls were awesome. And some... Not so! I've not been to Aldi but I've heard good things about its cakeage...
I'm a Battenberg connoisseur and it is amazing - and only 69p yesterday!

That, and M&S cherry cake….. although Mrs Oracle makes the best chocolate cake in the world, sadly last seen about 6 years ago (the cake - not Mrs O, who was last seen this morning!)

Oracle
08-07-2014, 11:50 AM
I'm stumped!

It's a programme on the BBC called Great British Bake Off, Jeremy.

Basically it's a cake baking contest between a number of members of the public, which is compered by an unfunny female comedy duo (one of whom is a lesbian) and two expert judges in Mary Berry, a 79 year old food writer and Paul Hollywood who is a professional baker and chef who had an affair with his co-presenter Marcela Valladolid on The American Baking Competition.

NOW you understand why we watch it! :)

chipbutty55
08-07-2014, 02:40 PM
It's a programme on the BBC called Great British Bake Off, Jeremy.

Basically it's a cake baking contest between a number of members of the public, which is compered by an unfunny female comedy duo (one of whom is a lesbian) and two expert judges in Mary Berry, a 79 year old food writer and Paul Hollywood who is a professional baker and chef who had an affair with his co-presenter Marcela Valladolid on The American Baking Competition.

NOW you understand why we watch it! :)

You know too much.... All-seeing, all hearing....

Sunray02
08-07-2014, 03:37 PM
You know too much.... All-seeing, all hearing....

He is indeed The Oracle!

Oracle
08-07-2014, 07:17 PM
I knew you would say that............:cool:

Sunray02
08-07-2014, 09:07 PM
Some of those Swiss rolls were awesome. And some... Not so! I've not been to Aldi but I've heard good things about its cakeage...

My sources tell me the tea loaf is particularly delicious, general consensus is that Aldi's 'cakeage' is cheap, you get what you pay for but it's very tasty!!

Gavin

jwalker9
08-08-2014, 01:05 AM
Thanks for the explanation, David! Had absolutely no idea what you guys were talking about! Felt as if you were all speaking in a secret code :) sounds good if you like a drama/comedy/drool-over-food show. ;)

turbohobbit
08-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Good intel Gavin! We have an Aldi opening near us soon so I'll have to investigate further.

turbohobbit
08-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Jeremy - You give us Sopranos / ER / 24 /Frasier / Cheers / House of Cards / etc, and we give you televised talent(less) shows and all-comer cooking competitions. You must love us. Cray-zee Brits ;-)

Oracle
08-08-2014, 06:13 AM
I notice that Gavin is making out he's above all this and so is not including himself in the cray-zee Brits camp. Until you read about him dropping the controller for his R/C Helicopter.....
Now who's crazy? Drop a piece of cake - you can still eat it!! :D

Oracle
08-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Jeremy - You give us Sopranos / ER / 24 /Frasier / Cheers / House of Cards / etc, and we give you televised talent(less) shows and all-comer cooking competitions. You must love us. Cray-zee Brits ;-)

They may have given us the Sopranos but we gave them the theme music for it ( Alabama 3 - a collective based in Brixton. The vocalist is from Merthyr Tydfll)

Sunray02
08-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Good intel Gavin! We have an Aldi opening near us soon so I'll have to investigate further.

Indeed, you can also buy a bag of cement or a hammer drill while you are at it!

Gavin

Sunray02
08-08-2014, 06:13 PM
I notice that Gavin is making out he's above all this and so is not including himself in the cray-zee Brits camp. Until you read about him dropping the controller for his R/C Helicopter.....
Now who's crazy? Drop a piece of cake - you can still eat it!! :D

David, you are not the first to suggest I lack the common touch!!

As for my viewing I do admit to liking NCIS and The Walking Dead but at the moment The Honourable Woman on BBC2 has me gripped. A (very) contemporary spy thriller with the Israeli / Palestinian conflict as a background, stars the magnificent Maggie Gyllenhaal as an anglo - Israeli business woman up to her ears in poo! Her english accent is so good it is as if she was to the manor born!

On the subject of cake I do like a moist lemon drizzle but today I chose tea and buttered crumpets, as you see I try to maintain standards of a bygone age!

Gavin

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y500/Sunray02/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/Sunray02/media/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg.html)

turbohobbit
08-08-2014, 07:13 PM
David, you are not the first to suggest I lack the common touch!!

As for my viewing I do admit to liking NCIS and The Walking Dead but at the moment The Honourable Woman on BBC2 has me gripped. A (very) contemporary spy thriller with the Israeli / Palestinian conflict as a background, stars the magnificent Maggie Gyllenhaal as an anglo - Israeli business woman up to her ears in poo! Her english accent is so good it is as if she was to the manor born!

On the subject of cake I do like a moist lemon drizzle but today I chose tea and buttered crumpets, as you see I try to maintain standards of a bygone age!

Gavin

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y500/Sunray02/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/Sunray02/media/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg.html)
yeah, lemon drizzle is my weapon of choice. That or a nice Bakewell Tart.

Oracle
08-09-2014, 08:51 AM
David, you are not the first to suggest I lack the common touch!!

As for my viewing I do admit to liking NCIS and The Walking Dead but at the moment The Honourable Woman on BBC2 has me gripped. A (very) contemporary spy thriller with the Israeli / Palestinian conflict as a background, stars the magnificent Maggie Gyllenhaal as an anglo - Israeli business woman up to her ears in poo! Her english accent is so good it is as if she was to the manor born!

On the subject of cake I do like a moist lemon drizzle but today I chose tea and buttered crumpets, as you see I try to maintain standards of a bygone age!

Gavin

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y500/Sunray02/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/Sunray02/media/P1030867_zps64086f35.jpg.html)


Gavin - I doff my less chewed Panama to you. That is style! :D

Oracle
08-09-2014, 08:51 AM
yeah, lemon drizzle is my weapon of choice. That or a nice Bakewell Tart.

What's her name?

Antoniopd
08-11-2014, 03:35 AM
What's her name?

Well played sir! lol

turbohobbit
08-12-2014, 09:52 AM
What's her name?
Lol! Well, I once went out with a girl from Rochdale... Is that closer enough?