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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 15th Oct 2014, 10:13
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Man grub.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 10:35
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Now there's a substantial plate of tucker!

I have strict instructions from his mum and if it the result doesn't comply with her requirements - I'm dead meat!!
Yer ... good luck there, mate!
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 10:51
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Not enough gravy on them snags, Mr. D., but other than that........
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:28
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Fine banjo playing there, how he manages to play the invisible rhythm guitar at the same time is beyond me.

They used to say that the definition of a gentleman is one that can play the banjo but does not. The saying must be gobshy** as I can play it but don't, but I most certainly am not a gentleman.
My banjo was passed down from a Great Uncle, is exquisitely crafted and has a much warmer, less plunky sound than modern tin cans.

I like the backdrop of the Queen Mary too, I sailed to USA on her sister ship the Queen Elisabeth in 1964; her engine rooms were magnificent, a veritable steel cathedral.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:38
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I think that's Titanic in the background.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:40
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Morning all, wet stuff falling out of the sky again, glad I got the lawns cut yesterday.

Amazing number of swallows tracking through this morning.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:53
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Returned from shops bearing many boxes of Mr Kiplings products,should last me a few days.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 11:59
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Or the Olympic, the other 4 stacker. Welcome Wonderworld. I see we have a few new chums posting the last couple of days-welcome all. As Bluey said, watch out for Fluffy, he doesn't take prisoners!
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 12:18
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One of these here vessels is the Olympic, not the one in the foreground though.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 12:23
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Returned from shops bearing many boxes of Mr Kiplings products
I have a sudden lust for Kunzle cakes. Haven't seen one for about 55 years though


Just found this
How do you make kunzle cakes?
Easy-peasy! Buy some individual cup cake moulds. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a basin over a gently simmering saucepan of water. line the moulds with melted chocolat using either a pastry brush or tip in melted chocolate and drain out excess. Put the moulds in the freezeer for a few minutes, then carefully peel off the silicon moulds. Put a piece of sponge cake in the chocolate case and fill up with butter cream. Youcan make a fairly big batch of butter cream and divide into small portions. Flavour with rose, coffee, ginger, lemon - whatever and use Avery few drops of food colouring for each flavour. Decorate the top with marzipan fruits, glace fruits, lemon peel, crystalised flowers and ribbons of piped chocolate.

These cakes freeze really well so make a batch and just take them out about one hour before eating.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 13:12
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Queen Mary? Certainly NOT when I looked more carefully on my note book's small screen screen! Mauretania perhaps?
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 13:20
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The Banjo Man's background isn't real, it is a scene from the film 'Titanic'.

In FSL's photo the ship on the left is the Olympic the one on the right is Mauretania - both on the way to the breakers.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 13:25
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You've got me confused now Wod, This one;



is in Porto - very similar but not the same? The surrounding landscape looks completely different.

It's an ex-railway bridge, as is yours, that had to be replaced comparatively recently because the trains had become too heavy for it.

GG
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 14:51
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GG This'll clear it up

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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:01
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I had a carved wooden baccy barrel made from timber from Mauretania,it had a wee brass plaque on it that said so, me Sister had it away on her toes wi it,also had a Captain Webb the Dawly man boody poker rest which she also plundered,she likes old stuff and had kleptonic tendencies.

Here's a bonny picture of Mauretania when she was a youngin just fitted out.

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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:23
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Tony I expect you already know but we have a pub in Bristol which has furnishings etc from the Mauratania, here's a link, cheers Stuart.

Mauretania Public House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:24
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Defrosted one of the garden bar fridges. Where did all the ice come from?

Should be back up and running by dusk. Will let the other one defrost overnight.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:39
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She was scrapped up in Scotland I believe,I sure I had a photograph of her visiting the Tyne on her way to the gas axe, cant find it now.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:53
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I made the Airfix Mauretania when I were a lad, very beautiful ship and fast for her day.

The 3 ripest figs on my plants were developing a bit of mould from all this damp weather so like it or not I had to pick them immediately.

I scraped off the bad areas of skin, gave them a good wash and happy to report that they are delicious!

Shop-bought ones, or any that have been picked before they are fully ripe and more-or-less fall off into your hand will always have a bitter-rubbery-green-leaf flavour, these were perfect, pure nectar! First for 4 years, YAY!

Four more ripening and leaves still hanging on....
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 15:59
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On Tonys pic of the Lusitania anyone know what all those white little chimney things are for ?
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