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  1. Some terrific advice here, chaps. Will upgrade my drill bit and crack on! LS
  2. Got it. Nice one. This was my instinct, but all the other external fittings on this house are in the mortar, and I was doubting myself! LS
  3. Chaps, I’m going to drill a hole trough the wall to install an outside tap. I’ve got a nice long 16mm SDS masonry bit (for the 15mm pope), but: Do I drill through a brick or through a mortar joint? LS
  4. It says on the PW bog wall that “Malk luvs Cox” LS
  5. Goodness, there’s a lot of vitriol on here for those poor rap fellows. I’ve got a whole Spotify playlist of mandem gangsta types with their “big screen TVs, blunts, 40s and bitches” Some absolute classics on there. You all act as though you have forgotten about Dre... But, then again, I’ve got another playlist full of Kylie Katie and pop-era Charlotte Church - so what do I know Anyway, I hate Coldplay x5 LS
  6. Tied a neat couple of monkeys fists not so long ago for Lady A’s shop sign. Did a lovely eye splice too for a rope in the back of my pick-up that was starting to fray. My favourite has got to be the shoelace knot that Nick Beardo (?) posted one here years ago! I start it with a surgeon’s thumb knot and that combo never seems to undo. The other one I use now and again is a fisherman’s knot - two ends of rope joined with two thumb knots. So beautifully simple. LS
  7. Mods, please delete if not appropriate. Some of you were kind enough to donate to my charity skydive in the summer, and I thought you might know of someone eligible to apply to the charity for a grant. Today is the deadline for 2020 grant applications. Basically, the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust supports business skills and entrepreneurship - especially in education. It has made grants to schools and universities to provide business education, but it has also made grants to individuals who want to study these subjects (but who might not otherwise be able to afford to). It’s not huge sums, but if you know of anyone who might ostensibly be eligible for a grant of about £1,000 to help with uni costs (course fees or living expenses), or anyone connected with the provision of business and entrepreneurship, there is more info (and a link to the application form) at https://guildofentrepreneurs.org/deadline-for-entrepreneurs-trust-beneficiary-applications-30th-september/ The charity literally just needs an outline of their situation/aspirations to put them onto a longlist (for consideration by the Trustee board in more detail in the early part of next year). Final decisions about grants are made in April, which may help to take some of the pressure off ahead of final exams. LS
  8. This is the comment I came here to find. LS
  9. Trufitt & Hill I wear quite a soapy-smelling cologne called “Clubman”, but there is a sandalwood option if I recall. LS
  10. Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert are both excellent cooperative games. Highly recommend. LS
  11. I heard Geoffrey Boycott on the radio this morning. To be honest, I was surprised by the way in which the interviewer brought up his conviction for assault - it was a real non-sequitur after a bit of kindly reminiscing about his cricketing/commentating career and some gentle teasing about his knighthood. Uncomfortable listening. As has been widely reported, he clearly wasn’t expecting the turn of direction, and made a couple of badly-received remarks. I can’t make up my mind how I feel. He’s nearly 80, and I could imagine many opinionated individuals of his generation making the same sorts of remarks. It felt slightly cheap to spring that on him, but I strongly suspect millions of listeners saw his true colours (so to speak) as a result. Is he deservedly legendary? Has he become a caricature of himself? Should a conviction for violence (or anything else, for that matter) disbar someone from being knighted? Does it make a difference that his conviction is for an assault on a woman/act of domestic violence? LS
  12. Only place you get a decent pint of Watney’s Red Barrel these days. Good luck to you, son! LS
  13. Matt Monroe - one of the greatest natural singing talents of all time. Whether you enjoy his style or not, you can not fault the absolute ease of his ability. Awesome. LS
  14. Hi chaps, Can anyone identify this moth, please? My generic field guide had a Chocolate Tip, which is similar, but not (I think), this particular specimen. Had a bit of a Google of “clostera”, but can’t find anything with this colouration. LS
  15. So, the Seagraves went to spend the weekend with friends in Gloucestershire. We had a lovely time, and were rewarded with a huge bag of damsons and cooking apples! I tried a couple of the damsons raw, and although quite astringent, they weren’t too sharp. No idea on the variety, as they were from a seriously ancient tree, but the crop was enormous! Effectively, all I did was follow the recipe at https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/damson-and-apple-cheese/#reviews BUT - I would advise you to use much less sugar than the recipe directs. Admittedly, I don’t have a very sweet tooth, but I think that you could comfortably halve the sugar if your damsons are even slightly sweet (i.e. 50g of sugar per 150g of purée). Nevertheless, it has produced a delicious pile of fruit jellies, as well as a Pyrex dish of damson membrillo in the fridge for later in the year. I oiled my dish with almond extract, which really complemented the damson flavour. If I were doing it again, I would be very tempted to put a good-sized slosh of almond extract or frangelico into the purée itself.
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