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by Rufus
Tue May 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hot Cross Buns
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Hot Cross Buns

I was shopping in our local Italian bakery yesterday when lo and behold they wheeled a few trays of freshly baked hot cross buns. I scooped up half a dozen; boy, are they good.
by Rufus
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornado Season
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Tornado Season

Tornados are terrifying. When we lived in The Woodlands, (TX), which is about 30 miles north of Houston, we had a couple of close calls. We did, however, live through a direct hit by a hurricane and several severe tropical storms...not nice.
by Rufus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Project House

I’ve reconciled myself to the fact that DIY is not in me. I’ve tried to build, install and repair many things around the house, but I’ve always had to revert to a pro. The only task I did credibly well was painting, but my sciatica and lower back issues precludes me from doing even that now. Two of ...
by Rufus
Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Zoysia
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Zoysia

In Houston, TX, the staple lawn grasses are Bermuda and St Augustine. Our lawn was St Augustine entirely and it made a very attractive yet robust lawn.
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

Alas I fear the Raptors will succumb to the Bucks. I just hope it isn’t in 4. Yesterday’s game was very disappointing and suggests the Raptors may not have what it takes to go further.; similar to the Maple Laughs, sorry Leafs. If the Raptors continue to perform the way they have in the last 2 games...
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Project House

When ever I see or hear about home reno projects I remember how good I am at writing cheques to contractors. I have never done anything decent beyond painting, and even then my ceiling / wall edges were at best atrocious. :( Good luck with all the work -- I am sure it will be phenomenal when done. ...
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the subject of fidelity
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: On the subject of fidelity

I use a different brush and aftershave every day except when I travel. I don’t change shaving cream until I’ve finished the tube/tub. I use the same razor, a Mach3, every day except when travelling when I use a Sensor.
by Rufus
Sat May 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Project House

I see that Round Up has a product on the market now that is based on acetic acid. Don’t know the concentration.
by Rufus
Thu May 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Project House
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Project House

Good on you for undertaking, and completing, so many tasks. We’re in the midst of major renovations at our house: new and larger kitchen, renovated the sunken family room by raising the floor and updating the fireplace, smartened up the dining room and updated the ground floor laundry room. As my wi...
by Rufus
Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What is it about brushes?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: What is it about brushes?

I too am attracted to shaving brushes. At present I have 27 badgers, 3 boars and 4 synthetics. Obviously, badgers are my first love, but I have to say that a good boar is hard to beat. As yet I haven’t found a synthetic that satisfies me the way my badgers and boars do. In consequence synthetics are...
by Rufus
Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 934
Views: 54927

Re: Brush of the day

Simpson QEII Jubilee Manchurian.
by Rufus
Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Fountain Pens

PS How are you making out with the flooding in the Ottawa area? None of our family is affected (thank goodness). This is something that happens every year we have heavy snow or high amounts of freezing rain as the ground get over saturated (mostly clay in Ottawa), and can't hold the water so water ...
by Rufus
Thu May 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Fountain Pens

Wendell, congratulations on taking up fountain pens again. I’ve been avid collector of vintage and modern fountain pens for many years. At the moment I have over 100 of the beasties; I don’t like to count them as this triggers an urge to calculate how much money I have tied up in them. My collection...
by Rufus
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2130
Views: 102980

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

This morning I cracked a tub of re-formulated Body Shop Maca Root shaving cream. It’s as good as ever. One of the best deals available.
by Rufus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hot Cross Buns
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Hot Cross Buns

I love Hot Cross Buns and yours look delicious. I’m too unskilled and perhaps lazy to bake my own so I buy them from Cobbs Bakery.
by Rufus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Tiger making a comeback

Im not a golfer (yet), I am not a golf fan and i couldnt care less about tiger woods, but I am a giant fan of of 'FU take that' antics and this youtube piece just illustrates it brilliantly https://youtu.be/eHoiySPhAOo clive Yes, he did get the last laugh and he is undeniably a great technical play...
by Rufus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Nice knot
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Nice knot

Very nice.
by Rufus
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: More Medjool Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: More Medjool Dates

This thread reminds me of an episode from March 1979 of Fawlty Towers (a John Cleese Classic), “Waldorf Salad”. Absolutely hilarious. So, where do you get your Waldorfs from?
by Rufus
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 40995

Re: What's for supper?

brothers wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Corned beef and cabbage! Yummy! I've been craving this for a long time and I enjoyed it very much.
One of my favourites, especially with boiled potatoes.
by Rufus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 247
Views: 40995

Re: What's for supper?

Pancakes and sausages last night for Shrove Tuesday.