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by Skotch
April 15th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Vegetable query
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Vegetable query

Hi all

Just wondering if anyone will dare to plant out tomatoes and courgettes after the Easter break, given the weather is meant to be getting warmer (East Midlands) or is it still too early?
by Skotch
April 15th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 676
Views: 38513

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Just tried a beer this evening for the first time, a Thornbridge Tart. Talk about mouth-puckeringly sour, tasting more like a grapefruit soda than beer. Does anyone know anyone who drinks such beer ['sours']; I'm struggling here! Was it a beer soured with citrus or a Lambic style beer? Just curious...
by Skotch
March 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk

Is it Virgin cable you've got? If so then bear in mind if you move to anyone else then there might be a fair bit of wiring etc. involved. A BT-style telephone socket installed, and possibly a TV aerial on the roof or in the attic if you don't have one already. And you might need to buy a freeview b...
by Skotch
March 20th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Virgin Media -vs- Talk Talk

Morning Knowledgeable Lemons - I have been a customer of Virgin Media for some 3 years. I have their phone, broadback and basic tv package. I got a good deal originally, and as is the case with a lot of people I suspect, I took my eye off the ballo regarding the monthly bill. Having now been hit wit...
by Skotch
March 13th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: 32nd Egham Beer Festival - 18th -21st April 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: 32nd Egham Beer Festival - 18th -21st April 2019

Its the Leicester Beer Festival this week/end

https://leicester.camra.org.uk/leiceste ... ival-2019/
by Skotch
March 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Blood Oranges
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Blood Oranges

Or is "farm shop" just a teensy bit deceptive? "farm shop" as in shop on a farm. Usually selling greengrocer goods, fruit & veg and some grocery stuff. I think planning permission is a bit easier to get. They are open all the year round, so local produce is probably a minori...
by Skotch
March 8th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Around the UK
Topic: Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Norfolk

Hi - I'm hoping one or two of you can recommend somewhere to stay in comfort for a couple of nights in Norfolk. Mrs S needs some much needed R&R after a major op and follow up treatment, so somewhere not too hilly. Ideally within striking distance of the coast and having a decent food selection....
by Skotch
March 4th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 676
Views: 38513

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

AleisterCrowley wrote:Currently on Neck Oil (Beavertown) from M&S, after a nice Mikkeler from same. Reading M&S have a pretty good range

Had some Neck Oil on Saturday night - not bad for a canned drink. Then had a can of their Gamma Ray - much deeper flavour - would happily drink more of it.
by Skotch
March 1st, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: Balloons
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Balloons

Howyoudoin wrote:Halcyon days. I wonder what happened to Jamiered?

HYD


Not enough landmark posts to keep a tally of
by Skotch
February 20th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Help me out here
Replies: 45
Views: 1340

Re: Help me out here

Chatting to/up the nice lass in another department. 2 hour lunch breaks down the pub. Afternoon nap. Read the paper sat on the bog. Re-engineering paperclips. Running the office fantasy football league. Learning origami. Moaning about poor management/stupid company procedures. You forgot to add: Ha...
by Skotch
February 14th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Marmalade - How Soon?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: Marmalade - How Soon?

When you make your strawberry jam, do marinate the strawberries in the sugar first. This will keep them whole instead of cooking down to a mush. john Thats a top tip John - will try it next time I make strawb jam. Does it work the same for other fruit jams - I'm thinking apricot or peach - have a g...
by Skotch
February 6th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 34
Views: 1978

Re: Signs of Spring

I was gazing out of my window yesterday watching the birds on the feeders in the garden and noticed a couple of blue tits paying close attention to a bird box I put up a few years ago. Its never been used so fingers crossed a mating pair settles in there this year
by Skotch
February 6th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 676
Views: 38513

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

My local has this one on tap at the moment - for a 4% IPA, it packs quite a punch - Lincoln Green Brewery - Archer

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lincoln-g ... er/263722/

I think its doing the rounds in Everards pubs across Leicestershire at the moment
by Skotch
February 1st, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Danny Dyer
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Danny Dyer

I just avoid DD (cant even bring myself to type the name) :roll: :roll:
by Skotch
January 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Marmalade - How Soon?
Replies: 24
Views: 1511

Re: Marmalade - How Soon?

It is that time of year when I do my marmalade, and I did mine at the weekend. Nothing better than doing it on a rainy day in January. Each year I do 3kg of oranges with the Delia recipe and that makes enough (9 litres, right up to the meniscus if I reduce it and get it into the one maslin pan towa...
by Skotch
January 25th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Bulgaria
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Bulgaria

OK, now we're thinking that if we're going that far, we might as well hire a car and head to the Black Sea for a week. Any thoughts on where we should base ourselves? More interested in scenery, walks, history and culture than sea/sand/etc. I'm thinking possibly Varna? Scott. If heading for Varna a...
by Skotch
January 25th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Burns Night Supper
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Burns Night Supper

So, what if anything are people planning to eat to celebrate Burns Night? The traditional Haggis, tatties and mashed swede with gravy (whisky)? Or, as its a Friday night, a chippy tea? For me and Mrs S its Haggis, chips and mushy peas washed down with a pint of Deuchars
by Skotch
January 25th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Cucumber in gin and tonic
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Cucumber in gin and tonic

There's a gin bar in Leicester (45 West I think its called) that has all sorts of Gins and a variety of tonics and other additions to the standard G&T - two I have had included a BIG chunk of orange and a sprig of charred rosemary but not in the same glass. The orange version was nice but I only...
by Skotch
January 17th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'....
Replies: 18
Views: 968

Re: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'....

I happened to catch a bit of Andrew Marrs History of Modern Britain on BBC4 last night - at one point he was talking about UK troops fighting in Korea with the Americans. Apparently at one point, a British Troop Commander radio'ed to the American Base thet "We're in a bit of a pickle here"...
by Skotch
January 9th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...
Replies: 357
Views: 20782

Re: Just Some Nice Music Thread Here...Post it Here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs9wuaVV33I 'Tubes - White Punks On Dope (1977 R0X M1X)' Wiki: 'White Punks on Dope White Punks on Dope, abbreviated as WPOD, is a 1975 song by San Francisco-based rock group The Tubes from their debut, eponymous album, produced by Al Kooper. The song was written by ...

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