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by Rufus
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 157
Views: 42150

Re: Acquisitions thread

Paladin Moe 26mm 2-band.
by Rufus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 39
Views: 6169

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

Gary, I agree with you regarding the staff at GFT. Whenever I visit the Curzon Street shop i find the staff standoffish and not terribly helpful. On the other hand, the staff at the TOBS Jermyn Street store couldn’t be more engaged and helpful. The other difference between the GFT Curzon Street Shop...
by Rufus
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Lardy Cake (for Rufus)

Chris, thank you very much. I had no idea how labour intensive it is to make them; I just eat them. No wonder my wife guffawed when I asked her to make her mother’s recipe. Her secondary excuse was that she couldn’t find the recipe; I think this was more a case of there’s none as blind as those who ...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

Yesterday I paid s visit to a nearby Cobs Bakery (Cobs is an Australian chain of bakery franchises) and asked if they had English Teacakes. They looked at me blankly and when I explained it was similar to a hot cross bun without the cross they said no. When I got home I went on the Cob website and s...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

That’s a great clip Chris. Reese-Mogg’s accent is something else; in the colonies (not referring to Canada) we’d call someone with such an accent a TNT: Toffee Nosed Twit. Nevertheless, he is very erudite, articulate and witty. I also like the ‘antics’ of the Speaker, who’s good for a chuckle or two...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

when we were in Portuguese East Africa. how the world turns....we were practically neighbours at some point :D :D clive p.s. my parents went to lm often...the stories make it sound like a mini paradise Clive, a small world indeed. We spent many a great holiday at Hotel Polana in LM; however, I don’...
by Rufus
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

Bryan, I'll accept your correction on British English. "English English," though more accurate, sounds awkward, and yet it is sometimes necessary. I don't think the word "English" by itself is automatically understood by the generality of English speakers to mean "English as spoken in England." I h...
by Rufus
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

I get a laugh when English as spoken in England/Britain/UKis referred to as British English (Britain = England, Scotland & Wales; UK = England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) English as spoken in England is English (get it England = English?) and American English, Canadian English, Australian...
by Rufus
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

drmoss_ca wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:06 pm
She's away at some conference next week so I'll plan to do it then. I left Wiltshire when I was 18 and haven't had lardy cake since. What shall I do if I find I can't live without it any longer?
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

I'm from Wiltshire, so I grew up on lardy cake! (And pork pies, sausages, black pudding and proper bacon). Calne was the centre of the pig world, though Bowyers were based in Trowbridge. I don't normally get to use lard in cooking, as the Boss is a vegetarian, but I do have some for shaving soap. I...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

My wife’s a good Hampshire lass and loves her lardy cakes. Chris, you must have a recipe for lardy cake; it’s somewhat similar to teacake
by Rufus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgic Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Nostalgic Shave

Was that Noxzema skin cream or shaving cream? Rufus, it was the skin cream, plain old Noxzema. I tried it because my boss at the time recommended it saying he used it. I was working at my High School when he recommended it. I would clean the rooms and boards after school to make money for tuition. ...
by Rufus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgic Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Nostalgic Shave

Was that Noxzema skin cream or shaving cream?
by Rufus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Dutchies!
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Dutchies!

How I miss Tim’s Dutchies and a large steeped tea. What a regressive move to discontinue the Dutchie. To me it was the hallmark of Tim’s.
by Rufus
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 960

Re: English Teacakes

I love (English) teacakes. My mouth is watering just looking at your photos. Must convince SWMBO to whip up a batch soon.
by Rufus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ghosts are REAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Ghosts are REAL!

It’s the Scarlet Pimpernel. Good to see you back.
by Rufus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 37
Views: 2758

Re: Friday's shave

Brush: Simpson Tulip 2
Shaving cream: Body Shop Maca Root and Aloe
Razor: Mach3 cartridge loaded onto a GFT faux ivory handle
After shave splash: Fine American Blend
Scuttle: Moss small
by Rufus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre shave oil
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Pre shave oil

I find it adds no value. Good old soap and warm water is the best pre-shave prep in my book.
by Rufus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 964
Views: 60985

Re: Brush of the day

My new Fendrihan Classic Silvertip shaving brush. I’ve used it 3 times now and I’m impressed. Although it cost just CAD$69 it is much more dense and firm than I expected. The knot measures 22X49 and is bulb-shaped. The badger has very soft tips and just the right amount of backbone for me, ie, not t...
by Rufus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question for Johnny Cash
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: A question for Johnny Cash

jww wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:23 pm
But does it matter with such a classic song???? :wink:
Precisely. It doesn’t matter; if you have to, chalk it up to artistic licence.