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  1. No, I answered your query re CDs, though if I had meant records, which are an audiophile’s medium of choice, I would be saying the same things about them and the alternatives that followed, of course.
  2. Ja, they’re these things for reproducing musicke with some kind of fidelity, relative to the other things that came later, but that only matters to people with good hearing, like. ?
  3. I has a fig tree out back, it self set in the wall about 6 feet up, right behind the soil stack, been there about 4 years or so, it is still puny: but I’ve seen these growing out of walls lining our rivers and streams here in Sheffield, and they can get to quite some size, some cut down in riverbank maintenance last year had trunks more than a foot across at the base emerging from the wall. This poo pipe is cast iron and will be broken when this sapling fig reaches its teens, and the sheot will hit not the fan, but the wall above head height, down in the garden, where I mess with my wood, so you see my dilemma, don’t you, similar to the cat in t’adage, I would have the figs, but I would not like the sheot shower.
  4. I do something quite frequently that I call parp, it isn’t car related though <whistle>?
  5. I have an original model Musical Fidelity CD player with valve (tube to you chaps) output stage, it still sounds stunning even against way later and more expensive kit. Using a NAD currently though, which has mod cons, like a remote control <lazy boy listener here, folks> ?
  6. My tuner was a bargain this week at a tenner, but you’ve beaten that ?
  7. A loud what? Belch following it? If people drink English breakfast tea in the afternoon, I think you’re ok with your stout at luncheon, john ?
  8. Nice bike and post, the leather toe straps are still available new if you wanted to restore btw.
  9. Nude sunning and swimming at the beach and ocean are great - only done it once at a public site, though, that was in Torquay, South Devon, but times aplenty in secluded and lonely spots, inland lakes and rivers, too, home and abroad, it’s nature’s way.
  10. Could be out climbing tomorrow, though officially I’m retired from it. Ring Cycle part t first from t ROH Covent Garden will be my evening sorted, Sunday no plans thus beyond watching Lewis win in Mexico to wrap up the F1 title for this season, t last day of the month to a gig in towne that I’m excited about, the Ligeti Quartet, so all good stuff, a couple of live rugger matches on tv, too, that I never mentioned, Ha, quite the list.
  11. My latest kitchen gadget is a simple earthenware pot, the same humans have been making and cooking in for millennia, I seriously doubt it had ever been cooked in before I bought it for 2 quid in a charity shoppe, more the sort of thing they make and sell for room decor, these days, more’s the pity, for upon my wood stove it works beautifully, ameliorating any peaks or troughs in the fluctuating fire, and producing very fine dinners indeed. As in so many other things in life, Thom, it’s more about what you know and experience, than it is about fancy kit and gadgets. YMMV
  12. Not I, though I do have bikes with some of those things, eg the down tube shifters, but I did away with floppy cables for the modern versions, frame wrapped, did away with floppy brakes again just for ones that actually brake, you know? No more toe clips either, so for this reason I cannot enter the retro events on my Kirk Precision, which is a great pity, there are few of these about, and it deserves to be seen by the many, since when I’m out on it it allus turns heads and sparks interest. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=UujSW86yKIO4kwX8oaPICA&ins=false&q=kirk+precision&oq=kirk+pre&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.1.0.0l5.5987.8600..9719...0.0..0.253.1254.2j6j1......0....1.......0..0i10.BefyYlx3Jbs#imgrc=mrHN0xlfbukh1M
  13. Q. Why have elephants got big ears? A. Because Noddy won’t pay the ransom.
  14. Where will they stow their now legal stash to keep it dry?
  15. Thanks for that Ralph. Probably the best chicks I’ve ever had are the ones in Spain sold in jars, these are Mexican peas btw, also sold dried widely where I’ve travelled in the south of Spain.
  16. Looking great, pal, I love the stuff. Surprised to see you name those things chickpeas, I thought you called em garbanzos? And I do pity your bedcovers, and sympathies to them, and the cat. I soaked some puy lentils last night, they’ll be going into the slow cooker presently, and a casserole will be ready by supper time.
  17. So, you saying if her fat mouth had first axed your leave you’d have allowed her fat fingers on your cookies?
  18. Great stuff, keep them coming.
  19. Rum, how could I forget rum? It’s probably best of all with rum, dark, strong navy rum
  20. No mate, you’re good, you didn’t mench the G word, or touch on religion, that’s what gets a thread shifted before the ink has time to dry on it - 12 string’s post re his Mom’s Christmas vows being a very recent example.?
  21. What about RG showing a bit of respect? HaHa, who am I kidding.
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