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by jww
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 112385

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

Gareth wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:43 am
We still use good old Imperial Leather in this house.
+1 - although we have been on MWF Bath Soap since we came back from North Yorkshire at the end of November.
by jww
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 13
Views: 187

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

A Terry's Chocolate Orange please ....... annual tradition since we married 37 years ago.
by jww
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4039

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

We got back a week and a half ago and true to form, I got my own personal jug of custard at family dinner --- back away from the custard and no one gets hurt ......
by jww
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 28
Views: 2055

Re: Fountain Pens

I run with both my LX (with Lamy classic Blue) and the TWSBI ECO with MOnteverde USA Napa Burgundy for all my daily use unless I am using one of my Staedtler mechanical pencils. Love both of these pens. They are a joy to write with and get better over time as the nib has formed to my writing angle a...
by jww
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 25
Views: 4039

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

... All I ever knew for custard when young, it came from the Birds Co in a tub and required mixing with milk and careful slow warming. I was fascinated with it as the cornflour in it made it non-Newtonian as you stirred; runny if poured, but stiffened up as soon as you stirred. .... I drink this st...
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: 2939

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: 2939

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: 2939

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: 14
Views: 5390

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: 740

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: 18028

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: 11
Views: 1428

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: 1170
Views: 133721

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: 13
Views: 1246

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: 1170
Views: 133721

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: 1981

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: 919

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: 2453

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: 4667

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: 1148

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

Hope all's well. Can't imagine something isn't wrong - he was a prolific poster indeed.