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by jww
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

I know this is a reading post, but I have to say how disappointed I was with the BBC production of Watership Down. They took far too much liberty with the story line in the last 2 episodes. It could have been so much better. Now - back to what I am reading. I picked up my wife's copy of Becoming by ...
by jww
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

Murray - With regard to carry-on items, my experience is that TSA agents sometimes do what their own website says -- and other times they don't. The travelling public has no power and no recourse to such capricious and inconsistent acts other than to complain (at a later time). Example: there was a...
by jww
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TSA question re shaving gear
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: TSA question re shaving gear

And the size of the bag is prescribed as well. They usually have extra "bags" right before security -- at least all the airports in Canada and Europe where I have flown do that. I can't recall beyond the NYC airports which also offer the free bag before security service. :lol:
by jww
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Mitchell's Wool Fat and Hard Water

Throwing in my 2 cents here -- seeing as I am the resident Wool fat evangelist ...... Hard water or soft, you can get good lather from MWF. However, you have to be patient and cautious about the water-to-soap mixture. Hard water can quickly degrade the quality of lather when you add it. The upside-d...
by jww
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

I've owned a Kobo in one form or another ever since they were introduced. I still have my favourite physical books, but as some of my well worn paper backs die, I am finding that I am replacing them on my Kobo. My current read is Watership Down -- a long-time favourite that gets read every year or t...
by jww
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Harris soap reformulation
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Harris soap reformulation

So long as the integrity of the performance of the lather is unscathed, they could use egg white for all I care. However - don't mess with my WoolFat -- that concoction has been around for 120 years.

8)
by jww
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: My Beloved Semogue 1305

Certainly the thought of being with a Semogue for soap doesn't bear thinking.

I will be replenishing my supply of Skin Food sometime in the next few weeks, so may invest in a replacement. My wife keeps asking why I need another shaving brush ----- I just grin/smile.
by jww
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

My Beloved Semogue 1305

Well - today after many years of wonderful service, my 1305 fell apart. The knot has split in two and fell out of the handle. I'll need to replace some day, probable in the not too distant future. Will I invest in another 1305? Possibly not (pun unintended). Any suggestions on other Semogues? Perhap...
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

Death in Holy Orders - check Winter Solstice - check Mistletoe Murders, a Collection of Short Stories - check I picked up a small selection of Observer books in November on our trip to North Yorkshire -- and am perusing the Cathedrals volume at the moment. My current nightly "serious reading" is Mur...
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: New boots wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: New boots wanted

My wife and I both purchased a pair of Rieker boots while on our last trip to North Yorkshire last month. Mine are an ankle height tan leather with brogue detailing and wool lined. Couldn't really pass them up at £65.
by jww
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Great smelling shampoo
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Great smelling shampoo

I have a supply of the previous version of The Body Shop's Ginger Shampoo for normal hair. This product has morphed to a scalp care product (perhaps helpful for those who are becoming more follically challenged??) and they now sell a Green Tea based product as their normal hair shampoo. Whatever the...
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MLB 2018 World Champion Series
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: MLB 2018 World Champion Series

I thought the Astros would be more up for the challenge but to be fair, with Altuve off the field and relegated to DH, Bregman making phenomenal plays in the field but having such a quiet bat, and then Verlander's three bad pitches which he paid for, how could this end any other way. To be fair, I a...
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What made you smile today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1400

Re: What made you smile today?

My wife and I did an aerobics class this morning together -- and I smile when I get to tease her about how pumped up I am getting ....... ah, life's little pleasures.
by jww
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

Picked up an Observer book on Old English Churches and have been enjoying that immensely. Also nearly finished Sense and Sensibility, which I think is my favourite Austin novel --- besides Emma ---- OK, so they are both pretty even in my eyes. Getting ready to pick up either PD James Death in Holy O...
by jww
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Titanic
Replies: 20
Views: 2004

Re: Titanic

One of these years, we will make our way over to Ireland during one of our trips to the UK and check out the https://titanicbelfast.com/
exhibit.

I have heard some incredible things about it.
by jww
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 2999

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

I stumbled upon this great piece on YouTube entitled Mark Knopfler on Guitars - incredible what this man can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG__SwkV3wg
by jww
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Fall/Winter Soap Scents?

Um, er .... MWF??

Anything sandalwood for me, and I particularly find Tabac an excellent fall and winter soap.
by jww
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Wild hair, taking up guitar lessons at age 58
Replies: 29
Views: 2999

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

Getting ready for the Apollo, Sam??? 8)
by jww
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 28
Views: 4239

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

The Mühle certainly looks identical in size and shape to the EJ puck I have. Mine is a few years old and still smells as good and lathers as well as the first day I broke open the box. EJ Sea Buckthorn is the only shaving soap I’ve truly come to terms with, but then I’m a dyed in the wool (never co...
by jww
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

It is now reported that 6 tornadoes touched down in fact! 3 were in the Gatineau hills in what was termed "wooded areas" which is code for nowhere near housing or hydro. And everyone is glad for that -- another 3 in populated or industrial areas could have been beyond catastrophic. Monday volunteer...