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by jww
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

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

Rufus wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 am
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:
You oughta be ashamed of yerself young man!!
by jww
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

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

Methinks me started something of a mini-thread-within-a-thread. There is a little butcher shop just off the high street in Skipton which has emblazoned across their window "Best Pork Pies in Yorkshire" & "Best Pork Pie in England". I can attest that they certainly keep up with the reputation. They a...
by jww
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

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

Don't laugh too hard when you read this -- best doggone meal ever was a Ploughman's at a somewhat obscure pub called The Black Dog outside of Blackburn, Lancashire. Yup it was seriously. My food pleasures are pretty simple and I don't go in for anything terribly fancy. It's all about flavour for me.
by jww
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

We have moved to a number of triple milled french soaps as well as MWF and Swedish Dream Sea Salt.
by jww
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Chess
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Chess

As always, Chris -- great post and wonderful story telling with the picture. Nothing like beskpoke chess sets. I have a bespoke Isle of Lewis set I have made specifically for me from a crafter in Skye from crushed Isle of Skye stone and resin with a matching table. I got them to include a set of dra...
by jww
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Alum Blocks?
Replies: 58
Views: 16942

Re: Alum Blocks?

For a very long time I always used alum after a shave, but have moved away from that entirely. My post shave ritual has become very basic indeed after all my rinsing is done I splash on some Thayer's Witch Hazel and finish with some GFT skin food - either Limes in the warmer weather, or Sandlewood w...
by jww
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: gillette takes a hit
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: gillette takes a hit

No sympathy here -- not so long as my supply of vintage Gillette razors are still serviceable.
by jww
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130039

Re: What are you reading?

I am back into some WWII history. This time it's William Craig's "Enemy at the Gate" - the story of the battle for Stalingrad. What an excellent tale. It is a bit on the gruesome side of things, but the story has to be told. Unbelievable that first off the Russians were successful in holding off the...
by jww
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: Older guys and mild razors

Been using the same setting on my Fatboy for too many years to recount here. Notwithstanding, at 60 yrs old, I don't fine my preferences any different than I did at 40. I'm a dedicated Gillette Silver Blue and Polsilver blade man and have been for at least 4 or 5 years.
by jww
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130039

Re: What are you reading?

Decided to take on Adam Nicolson's Sea Room for the third or perhaps even fourth time. It's a great read, and one that I always enjoy. Nicolson has an interesting writing style, all of his own, and I find myself often pulled into his narrative. I only have 20 or so pages to go to the end ... but lov...
by jww
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: English Teacakes
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: English Teacakes

Oh my giddy aunt. We are booked for November again this year. Can hardly wait for a Bettys tea --- or two --- or three ......
by jww
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question for Johnny Cash
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: A question for Johnny Cash

Not a bit! One of his best. If I may share an anecdote. There was a time (how many decades ago?) when Mr. Cash was driving on old Rt. 66 that runs right through our town. It seems his driving caught the attention of the night shift local small town law enforcement and he was pulled over and arreste...
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 27
Views: 1754

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

The fun part for me was explaining to all my hockey fan co-workers and acquaintances the difference between block-charge. One guy even commented that he thought basketball was a non-contact sport. He was wrong ......
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 23
Views: 4032

Re: Endeavour

Morse and Endeavour - by far and away the best british crime dramas going bar none --- Lewis is a close second to this pair. That from a man who has a Morse avatar ...... :wink:
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

Hope all's well. Can't imagine something isn't wrong - he was a prolific poster indeed.
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: July 1st- It’s Canada Day, up Canada way

Spent ours watching a local Can-Am league baseball game with our daughter and her family of boys. Fun ended with a BBQ - what else?
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: It's the 4th of July!
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: It's the 4th of July!

Happy 4th, y'all. I love that our Canada Day and your Independence Day are right behind one another.
by jww
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: A question for Johnny Cash
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: A question for Johnny Cash

But does it matter with such a classic song???? :wink:
by jww
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Bluetooth speaker for a beach vacation

Kyle76 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:47 am
Sounds like a great find, Sam!
+1

Definitely
by jww
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Amazing NBA finals game
Replies: 27
Views: 1754

Re: Amazing NBA finals game

A bit of a conundrum for me. I dislike the Warriors and in particular whiny Durant, but after the way Kawhi left the Spurs, I have a hard time rooting for him. ... Funny how we don't bat an eye when someone leaves an employer after what felt like devoted service -- we just move on. But when someone...