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to stick a Farrow and Ball colour chart in the kitchen to help DH make my cups of tea properly?

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ConFuschias Mon 05-Oct-09 16:00:00

Now ladies, I do enjoy a nice cup of tea. And as we know there is nothing nicer than having a cup of tea made for you - except for when it is made wrong. Bleurgh!

The colour I like my tea (Earl Grey with just a dash of milk) is akin to F&B Cord.

But when DH makes it he drowns it in milk, and it comes to me looking like a F&B House White. (gnats piss emoticon)

I tried to explain to him how to do it properly, with less milk, but he just ended up stewing it and adding so little milk it looked like F&B Dauphin. hmm

o, as my instructions aren't working, I thought I'd stick the F&B colour chart in the kitchen, with Cord clearly circled. But would that be unreasonable?

fanjolina Tue 06-Oct-09 19:39:13

brilliant thread! I like normal tea, not poncey Earl Grey - Farrow & Ball Sand colour will do me nicely

ConFuschias Tue 06-Oct-09 21:18:14

Pfft - your DH is indeed a feckless arse in that case

Mind you, it sounds like it was a trait passed down from his mother

PfftTheMagicDragon Tue 06-Oct-09 22:11:14

Con - now that's what I like, blame the MIL grin

alibubbles Wed 07-Oct-09 08:57:26

Definitely one for the round up this week, it made me laugh out loud when I saw the title.

I am so grateful if anyone makes me a cup of tea, that I will generally drink it, even without sugar, as no one ever seems to have it in the house these days!

ConFuschias, how would you could with the cup of tea that DH so thoughtfully puts beside you at 5.45 am when he is off on the Eurostar away the week, every week, take a great slug and all you can taste is his aftershave from his hands that he has just applied before going out of the door! I love him dearly!

ConFuschias Wed 07-Oct-09 09:08:33

Ali, I'd be very grateful but couldn't drink it!

apostropheisback Wed 07-Oct-09 09:20:58

is there a dulux version of this thread running in a parallel universe for those of us whose partners over- or under-milk their pg tips?

ConFuschias Wed 07-Oct-09 10:13:56

I think such people need a Pantone version Apostrophe. Dulux is too confusing - far too many shades.

ConFuschias Wed 07-Oct-09 10:13:57

I think such people need a Pantone version Apostrophe. Dulux is too confusing - far too many shades.

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