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by jww
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

Picked up Shroud for a Nightingale for probably the 7th or 8th time and then when I finished that read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. The former is a typical Adam Dalgliesh mystery - with the inspector's character continuing the slow peel of the onion (you need to start at the very beginning...
by jww
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

Finished LOTR last evening. I have been quite sick this past week and had been doing part-duty at work and getting in some reading and resting to get back to the land of the living. It's always a sad day when I finish this series -- not my top book, but one of my top 5 (when you consider all three v...
by jww
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: electric shaver
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: electric shaver

Haven't used an electric in 30 years. At that time it was a Remington (can't recall the model) and foils kept on splitting open after 3 or 4 months resulting in ripped skin ....... went back to wet shaving and once I found ShaveMyFace.com, I haven't looked back. However, having said this - one of ou...
by jww
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

I am Spartacus and The Arrangement ..... great movies.
by jww
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat

I admit to opening this thread to read it simply because of the title ....... :D
by jww
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

After my annual year-end read of Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Soltice, I determined to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings again. We have limited hard-copy versions of both and they are a joy to hold in your hands to read together with beautiful artwork and original line drawings by JRRT.
by jww
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Lather While Traveling

Over time, I found that there were 2 or 3 products which tended to be hard-water resistant and I could rely on regardless of where I was. These products are Palmolive classic cream, Palmolive classic stick and The Body Shop Maca Root cream. I now only travel with the Maca root cream - it's entirely ...
by jww
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: A Vagrant

As a boy, we always had Cardinals and Blue Jays around the garden in the winter months - especially the beginning of March. That was growing up in the Niagara Peninsula. Now in Ottawa, we are guaranteed to see a couple of either by mid-February. By far my favourite birds - mainly because I know what...
by jww
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: What do you want for Christmas?

fallingwickets wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:18 am
Terry's Chocolate Orange
one of lifes little pleasures :D

clive
Indeed!
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: 116670

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: 15
Views: 994

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: 5227

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: 32
Views: 3506

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: 5227

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: 4089

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: 4089

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: 4089

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: 6100

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: 1254

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: 19887

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...