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by Rufus
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: electric shaver

I’ve used an electric razor just three times in my life: When I first started shaving my Dad thought I was too young (17 years) to use a DE or SE, so he gave me an electric for Christmas; 10 years ago when I was undergoing intensive chemo; and last Nov. and Dec. following liquid nitrogen treatment t...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 32
Views: 2632

Re: Fountain Pens

My collection was shrinking until tonight. I just ordered a Pilot Metropolitan (medium nib) in the "White Tiger" colour & pattern. (from stylo.ca) [...snip...] This is to replace the gold Metropolitan that I lost (I'm sure it's still in the house) a few months ago. Hoo-ray! \:D/ Today SWMBO says "J...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Do I need a boar brush?
Replies: 31
Views: 4870

Re: Do I need a boar brush?

All this talk of boar brushes is whetting my appetite for a few slices of Jamon Iberico. \:D/ \:D/
by Rufus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

All Clad cookware. D3 to be specific. Chris, i was thinking of you the other day when ups rolled up with a 12" d3 pan. Rumour on the www is that its the beez neez so of course i had to get one. What was a surprise is the weight....very light. A few months ago i treated myself to a carbon steel pan ...
by Rufus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

jww wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:47 pm
A Terry's Chocolate Orange please ....... annual tradition since we married 37 years ago.
My wife gives me one every Xmas. A too rich treat, but I love it.
by Rufus
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

My daughter and son-in-law gave me the desktop version of The Leg Lamp for Christmas a few years. “A Christmas Story”, and “A Christmas Carol”, are my favourite Christmas movies and I watch them every year.
by Rufus
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

Our regular bath soap is Cussons Imperial Leather, which has the label firmly embedded in the bar. Even when you get the bar down to the smallest sliver the label remains firmly in place. Thus, in order to combine the sliver with another cake you’d have to cut out the label, which would destroy the ...
by Rufus
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: Your best concert experience

I’ve been to only two rock concerts in my life and I’m 72: Elton John in the late 1980s and The Rolling Stones on their most recent visit to Toronto. I hated Elton John as the music was outlandishly loud and left my ears ringing for days. Up to that point I was luke warm to him, but following that c...
by Rufus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 39
Views: 9519

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

Frank Ifield and “I Remember You”...I’d almost forgotten both. Brings back memories of Hank Snow and “I’m Moving On”. Thanks for the memories.
by Rufus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 180
Views: 47934

Re: Acquisitions thread

Not seen this brand before. Like the guillotine logo.
by Rufus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Interesting article about Trumper and the hairdresser Mr Crisp (including wonderful pictures)

Thanks Olle. That’s a great article, but, then, I’m a Monarchist. Whenever I’m in London I make a point of visiting Trumper’s shop at 9, Curzon St (along with a visit to TOBS on Jermyn St and Harris on Piccadilly)
by Rufus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 32
Views: 2632

Re: Fountain Pens

ditto on what gary said, but for me red is an instant backtrack to being a boy watching teachers scribble all over my homework with a bit of caning thrown in for good measure now and then LOL. so red is a colour i could never use clive Clive, looks as though you and I went to the same type of schoo...
by Rufus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2181
Views: 119236

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Today and yesterday: Trumper GFT shaving cream.
by Rufus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 114202

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Gareth wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:43 am
We still use good old Imperial Leather in this house.
Pour nous aussi.
by Rufus
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

The closest I come to custard at home is the tin of a Bird’s Custard Powder my wife keeps in the larder. I save the creme brûlée, creme caramel, soufflés, etc for dining out.
by Rufus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

... All I ever knew for custard when young, it came from the Birds Co in a tub and required mixing with milk and careful slow warming. I was fascinated with it as the cornflour in it made it non-Newtonian as you stirred; runny if poured, but stiffened up as soon as you stirred. .... I drink this st...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Along with poutine two of my favourite Quebec treats are tarte au sucre Francaise and eggs in maple syrup (oeufs dans Le sirop d’erable).
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I never thought i would eat things like biscuits and gravy, but when i go down to SC im at the wafflehouse or similar nearly every morning doing just that :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Yup. Culinary opinions can change. I used to think that the very idea of gravy on fries was gross, are you out o...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

I never thought i would eat things like biscuits and gravy, but when i go down to SC im at the wafflehouse or similar nearly every morning doing just that :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: btw, a $1 tip is a bit stingy :D :D /jk clive I lived in Texas for 10 years where biscuits and gravy are a big c...
by Rufus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 3345

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

My favourite pork pie is the Melton Mowbray pork pie. Although not from Yorkshire, it’s from Leicestershire, it’s jolly tasty. My Yorkshire nan is turning in her grave as I write this; sorry nan. :mrgreen: