Suddenly they're sophist when you've got a sterling- silver chip fork
(8), pounds 39, John Lewis (08456-049049).
SIR HARRY'S HOLLIES CROFT, PERSHORE RD, EDGBASTON B5 7QN Verdict: HHHHI THANKS to my youngest daughter's craze of using loom bands to create bracelets, I arrived at Sir Harry's with my rear view mirror sporting a rubber-band necklace from which multi-coloured chip forks
were dangling like wind chimes.
Trees on display included a plastic one made of plastic fish and chip forks
by Grove Fisheries and one featuring rosettes for a prize-winning pig by Gawthorpes Butchers.
We're actually using wooden chip forks
, stamped with our name and web address, as business cards," he laughs.
Ray's quirky ideas include his Semaforks, wooden chip forks
printed with local words like "blather" and "plodge", their semaphore equivalent on the back and a guide to ship identification charts.