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Doc Holliday

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    Mid/West Kent
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    Rock Climbing/bouldering, running swimming, cross fit, British Military Fitness, Kayaking, kite boarding (although haven't done it for a couple of years now), photography, the allotment, solving problems.. think that's about it. Well it will do for now.

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  1. Doc Holliday

    VGA to HDMI

    Morning guys and gals, I'm having some trouble with my HDD fir the CCTV but in order to view it on the tv I need to get from VGA on the HDD to HDMI on the One Connect box. I called Maplin this morning and the guy said it can't be done without a converter box as the signal from the HDD needs to be converted to digital on the TV side. I had a quick gander on the bay and see there are leads available for under a fiver that have VGA one end and HDMI t'other. Any help/advice as to suitability or feasibility of getting from to the other would be very much appreciated. Doc.
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    St. George's mushrooms

    The bottom ones look like the common earthball. Not poisonous but definitely not edible.
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    Charcoal makers/suppliers?

    Probably the same as other retail outlets so as not to undercut them, I should think.
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    BBC radio 2 now

    Did anyone listen to Jeremy Vine Agony Uncle? That was pretty good. Not much different to the real show just more entertaining. On the subject of gravity, isn't it relative to mass? The more mass something has then the more gravity it has but then the exception to that would be black holes as their density is far greater than their mass.
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    My Fella's Cooking is terrible

    I have to say, that fishfinger sandwich has got me wanting one now. Not exactly food porn, granted, more of a slutty snack. I tend to eat pretty clean these days but if I do get hunger pangs then I satiated them with several teaspoons of peanut butter and Jim-Jams chocolate spread (together, on the same spoon). That's about as dirty as I get. Oh, and the odd pack of Coan Pork Scratchings if we go out for a drink in the odd occasion.
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    Charcoal makers/suppliers?

    A few weeks back I went along to the charcoal makers to get my annual supply of charcoal for the bbq only to find that they no longer sell it out the back door. The guy told me it was getting out of hand and they now have to weigh everything that comes out the kilns. Can't really blame the guy as I wouldn't want to risk my job for £50 but I'v been looking at stockists and for the larger bags (same size I used to get) they're charging £12 upwards. That's nearly 150% increase on what I'm used to paying but maybe I'm being a tight ***. Still, Ive searched online and even gone back over some old threads but have drawn a blank on makers/suppliers without having to travel 2 hours each way to get some so it is to the great PW collective I turn for their invaluable knowledge.
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    St. George's mushrooms

    Yep! St. George's Mushrooms are pretty unique and their irregular shaped cap makes them easy to identify. They are one of very few that grow this time of year and are very tasty. For the last 8 years or so I've had a day with John Wright (the mushroom and foraging expert from River Cottage) just to keep my knowledge up to date as to what is and isn't edible or poisonous. He says there are at least 14 specimens that beginners can safely identify and eat without risk of death or harmful effects, St. George's being among them. If you have an interest in mushrooms or foraging in general then look up courses run by a local expert.
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    The Way of St. James (Walk)

    Thank you very much for that, Munzy. A really interesting post, not least because it sounds like you had no expectations of it but at the end it gave you a sense of the value of what is important to you and close to your heart. I would be looking to do it just to see what, if anything, I get out of it. At the very least it would be a bloody good walk.
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    Grand National

    Right! Here's my tuppence worth! The Grand National is the world's most prestigious steeplechase for a reason. It's the hardest. Like any sport where the participants are performing at the elite end of it, it doesn't come without risk. Sometimes that risk means those competing pay the ultimate price, but it's not like it's an open where just any old farm nag can be entered. These horses are at the top end of their game and I, for one, think that having an event that showcases this is something to be revered and respected and we should be proud of it. By the way, Mrs H got 4th at £5 each way where none of mine finished 😡 I kind of got the feel as to how it was going to go when one of mine fell at the first, but in his defence he was taken out by another.
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    The Way of St. James (Walk)

    Thank you Bobba 👍
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    Worst movie you have ever watched.

    Too many 'made for TV' movies that were just totally pants so I'm going to restrict mine to those I've seen at the cinema. Last worst film I saw was 'The Sense of an Ending' with Jim Broadbent. If ever a film needed a point this was it. It was just plain boring. I left the cinema feeling I had wasted 2 hours or so of my life. Prior to that was 'Personal Services' with Julie Walters. Walked out during that one as it was as dull as ditch water. In all fairness, when he did the voice of Scrooge the other year he did a pretty good job but I guess as we couldn't see him then that was big bonus.
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    The Way of St. James (Walk)

    On the run up to Easter, the BBC were showing a program where a mix of personalities/celebs of one sort or another walked the Camino de Santiago (Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago) Not being particularly in favour of religion, I have to say that the idea of doing it myself held a certain appeal (not entirely sure why). I have looked in to it a bit and bought a guide book to walking it (published by Ciccerone). I was wondering if anyone has walked it or done something similar and what the drive or reason behind doing it was, how you found it and what, if anything, you found out about yourself.
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    Grand National

    Mrs H & I are having a flutter. One of mine came in 4th last year and got a few quid back, which I totally forgot about until I logged back in to my Betfair account.
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    Container for brining

    Looking to do pork joints and whole chickens initially. Brewing container sounds like the best option. Do I need to 'prime' it first, just to get any residual manufacturing stuff off/out of the surface?
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    Container for brining

    Morning all. Mrs H and I have been looking at brining over the oast few weeks but are stumped at the first gate as to what type.of container to use to put the joint and brine in. I have looked online and most forums generally say "food grade hard plastic". We managed to get in to Lakeland yesterday to see what they had but apart from offering a BPA Free box and a loose asaurance that we "should be ok" left us with a certain amount of doubt. We then thought maybe either something glass or ceramic but think.we will strugggle to get something big enough to put a joint in. Any recommendations gratefully received. Doc