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by Rufus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Tiger making a comeback

A complete, unadulterated flame out. Europe more than won, they trounced America.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

It is now reported that 6 tornadoes touched down in fact!
by Rufus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

For the first time in my +50 years of shaving I bought a tub of T&H shaving cream last week; it’s the 1805 flavour. I haven’t used it yet, but I have high expectations of it given its premium price relative to my life long go-to shaving cream, TOBS. Another cream I haven’t tried is Castle Forbes. At...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Wendell, you’re very fortunate. From the news it looks pretty devastating. I just realised that the second tornado went through Arlington Woods, which is where we lived before moving to Hog Town. From the satellite imagery I’ve seen, it looks as though our old house was not damaged. I lived in Houst...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Tiger making a comeback

Yes he has , but I think it’s time the focus was on other talented players.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Glad to hear that all is well with you and your family, Wendell. Must be a very frightening to experience a tornado. Do you have power? Our friends are in Ottawa this weekend for the Army Run; fortunately they were out of the tornados’ path, but they are in darkness.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Day travel bag

I use a few options depending what I need to be doing. LLBean small adventure duffel (we actually have one each in medium and large as well) - great for when you need to add stuff to your bag as you roam around the market, town, etc. Custom made 16" british school satchel in leather from Zatchels U...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Libraries

I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t been to my local library for a very long time. I don’t read as many books as OP does, just one a month (usually history or biography), so I buy the book I want to read; it’s not an e-book, however. Ironically, my wife’s first job was as a librarian for the Hampshire...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

At boarding school there’d be a jug of custard on each dining table at dinner time. One could only guess when it was made, but by the thickness of the skin on the top it wasn’t fresh. I don’t mind custard,but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it. My wife has a tin of Birds Custard Powder on hand at...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

Love a good bread and butter pudding and an old fashion sherry trifle.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Shampoo that won't make my scalp itch

I’ve used Head and Shoulders for years with no ill-effects.
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Here, fishy, fishy....

Bryan, as far as grilling/frying/baking/broiling, assuming everything is hot and ready to go, 7 minutes per inch of thickness no matter the fish, but one eyes and signs prevail. If it flakes it's done. Go beyond that and it's getting overdone. With salmon if the fat denatures (you'll see it weep) t...
by Rufus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Very nice find. Are you going to use it? I’ve a Somerset-era Duke 2 Pure, not as old as yours, which is in my regular brush rotation. I quite like the feel of the pure badger.
by Rufus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Any thoughts on the use of shaving oils with a DE razor

Whatever works for you makes the most sense. But not for me.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Here, fishy, fishy....
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Here, fishy, fishy....

I would really like to learn how to cook fish properly, be it in a pie or frying pan. I can make some rather good salmon cakes and fish/seafood stew, but other than that I struggle.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58

Can't sing and play at the same time Don’t be so hard on yourself, Sam. I’ve come across many people who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. :mrgreen: Back on topic: I applaud you for your perseverance; keep it up. I’m 71 and have never been able to learn to play a musical,instrument. In my y...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: What does DR Harris Arlington smell like?

Arlington is by far my favourite aftershave; i’ve Not tried their shaving cream or soap, however. As Wendell said, it has a light, citrusy scent, which I find very refreshing and just the thing to finish my morining shave with all year round.
by Rufus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 33
Views: 4583

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

For pure, unadulterated nostalgia I listen to Edith Piaf, particularly her rendition in of “La Vie En Rose”.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Duffle Bags
Replies: 38
Views: 3711

Re: Duffle Bags

A bag from Red Oxx of Billings, Montana, might just do it. Extremely well made and made in America. Visit their website.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Day travel bag

Red Oxx in Billings, Montana makes a wide variety of bags and travel accessories. They’re not cheap, but they are very well made (almost over-engineered) and made in the USA. I think the Gator Compact Everyday Carry-on Bag could be what you’re looking for, but visit their website to see what they ha...