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by paddy
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

wiggins totally bossed it yesterday and really stretched his lead. after the rest day today things will get very interesting in the alps on wednesday and thursday in particular. those down the GC pecking order know now that the only way they can get back to wiggins is to attack and try and gain time...
by paddy
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

The mountains will sort out early contenders and pretenders. what you often find in most of the mountain stages, certainly the early mountain stages, is that a lot of the GC favourites mark each other out of it and there are not many time gaps to speak of. with the time trials however there are alw...
by paddy
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Le Tour 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

i think that the podium will be wiggins, evans, menchov. not sure what order, but those 3 will be the ones to fight it out i think.

things will start to become clear for the GC after the first big time trial - stage 9.
by paddy
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Euro 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

yes, italy were definitely the better team and deserved to go through.

really looking forward to spain v. portugal on wednesday. should be a great game, but think spain will just edge it.
by paddy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Euro 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

it's goodnight krakow for ireland already. they really did have the group of death - spain, italy and croatia.
by paddy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 04 thru June 10, 2012
Replies: 125
Views: 10640

Friday 08th June

Brit Gillette #16 razor

Schick Plus Platinum blade

Plisson EW #10 horn

L'occitane Cade shaving soap

L'occitane Cade AS splash


yesterday's shave was so good it deserved an encore. [/b]
by paddy
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 04 thru June 10, 2012
Replies: 125
Views: 10640

Thursday 07th June

Brit Gillette #16 razor

Schick Plus Platinum blade

Plisson EW #10 horn

L'occitane Cade shaving soap

L'occitane Cade AS splash
by paddy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Somerset Simpsons
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

i have nothing against john personally. heck, i am sure he is a nice guy, but what is going on here is total hoarding, pure and simple, and it's now got to the point where it is to the detriment of other members. i find that distasteful, particularly when it is abundant that the man is clearly not s...
by paddy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Somerset Simpsons
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

the monthly requests aren't a problem. it's the fact that they are now coupled with a specific request to any prospective selling member not to post an ad. that is is going too far and that is what i have the problem with. why would he be making this request not to post an ad other than to deny othe...
by paddy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Somerset Simpsons
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

If you have any of these older beauties you decide you want to sell, please let me know, preferably before posting an ad i have been watching this develop for a while, and i'm going to speak out now and to hell with the consequences. i think that to request / encourage people here on SMF who want t...
by paddy
Wed May 30, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shedder?
Replies: 32
Views: 5852

i have brushes that lose the odd hair now and again, but the only brush i've ever had and which i would classify as a 'shedder' was a shavemac. i ended up disposing of the brush eventually.
by paddy
Thu May 17, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: QEII Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Shaving Brush
Replies: 31
Views: 9146

definitely not one for the irish republicans amongst us! or british republicans come to think of it.
by paddy
Wed May 16, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 14 thru May 20 2012
Replies: 133
Views: 12346

Gillette 1950s superspeed

Gillette Bleue extra blade

Simpson Polo 8 Manchurian

Pecksniff's shaving soap

Musgo Real AS splash
by paddy
Tue May 15, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What music are you listening to lately?
Replies: 80
Views: 6892

i have been listening to a lot of bert jansch lately. he is an amazing guitarist and songwriter. sadly, as of last year, no longer with us.

if you haven't heard his song 'angie' and like guitar, then it is worth checking out on youtube.
by paddy
Sun May 13, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: grist for leica fans
Replies: 5
Views: 797

or maybe you could save up a bit longer and buy this leica:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18050363
by paddy
Thu May 03, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Guerlain Vetiver--reformulated?
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

i have the vintage i.e pre 2000 reformulation and the post and they are both very different. the pre 2000 is much more smoky and sweeter. the post 2000 is sharper, with more citrus mineral. both are very nice and wearable. i have yet to try the latest incarnation and am intrigued. however just in ca...
by paddy
Tue May 01, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Santa Maria Novella AS Splash or Balm
Replies: 3
Views: 570

yes, you are right. i know that there is definitely a smn shop in london, somewhere off regent st in piccadilly arcade from memory. it sounds peverse that i am using the online route, but i work full time and i am up in 'town' so infrequently, during daytime at least, that to get there and back is a...
by paddy
Tue May 01, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Dettol Cream, a Review
Replies: 23
Views: 7478

yes, i am totally wierded out by the dettol shaving cream. you can still get dettol in the uk. most people associate it with a big bottle of orange coloured liquid which your mum would clean your knee out with when you were a kid and grazed it playing football or fell off your bike. ahhh, memories. ...
by paddy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 30 thru May 06, 2012
Replies: 144
Views: 12913

Gillette 1950s superspeed

Gillette Platinum Plus blade (shave #6)

Simpson 2 band super 'Ehsan' brush

Cella shaving soap

TGR ASB

Chanel Antaeus EDT
by paddy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Best shave of my life
Replies: 16
Views: 4004

the quest never ends. onwards!