Monday, 10 March 2008

Origins of a Biscuit


I have received a question from Betty and the ladies of the St Vincent de Paul Opportunity Shop in Timaru (See Map insert opposite).

Why do we call ourselves the "Biscuit Bunch"?

Anyone who has a started a blog site recently will tell you that most choices for Blog site names and web addresses have already been taken.  So in searching for a quirky and original  blog name I decided to use my "alternative surname".

The origin of this starts on my first OE trip some 20 years where I ran into trouble with the pronunciation of my surname, Bisset.  I was constantly being misheard because of my "heavy" accent.
(they would hear P..... and not B..... which doesn't sound good at all).

My partner in crime and travelling companion at the time, another Don, decided to call me Biscuit and the nickname just stuck.

I think the "Biscuit Bunch" is an apt web nickname for the Bisset Family.


  1. wow you guys are very diligent with your blog! I have trouble getting mine written up once a week! Congrats on the run, what a thrill to be doing it in Paris. Loved the cheese entry by Henry. We still think of you all at Tots :) Bex.

  2. Thanks Bex, we will be looking out for your blog now. Henry's cheese has proved popular with a few people.

  3. Good to see that you are adopting a french look. Hair a bit wild,but neatly dressed.
    The Paris trip looked fantastic! But I think you all have blisters of all that walking.
    Enjoy the 2 euro's wines. You can't even buy water for that price in NZ.