July Acquisition Thread

Discussion started by Mark1966, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. lerenau

    lerenau Member

    All this French is taking me back; I studied at a French primary/high school. But I haven't had anyone to speak French to in almost 20 years. It has become quite rusty.

    If I end up liking this whole straight razor thing, I'll have to find one of those Sweeney Todd straights. Très belle!
     
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  2. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Fermez vos yeux et de dormir ..... sommeil ..... sommeil, et soulevez votre menton vers le haut :p
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  3. My mother was a French speaker, as was my late wife. Also laboured through it in high school. I still lust after an old Citroen CV2!
     
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  4. Pas probable, mon ami! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    As someone who works in a Citroen dealer I can advise against a 2cv
     
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  6. Ha ha! Yeah. I watched a Mythbusters episode a few months ago where they dismantled a 2cv and turned it into a motorcycle (of sorts.) Boy they are/were one flimsy motor car! My mum used to drive a little pale green Renault with a rear-mounted engine complete with louvres in the "boot lid." It was pretty gutless as I recall and noisy as hell inside. The ride was rough as guts too! The wheels/tyres looked very much like the joke spare wheel they put in Mazdas and other smallish cars these days. The old man always commented that "only a Frog would drive it!" I suspect he always admired it,, though... in a weird sort of way! EDIT: Oh yeah... 2cv!
     
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  7. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Haha my first motoring memory is of my mums old Renault 12, aweful car obviously but was a slight improvement over the buses we had been taking, I remember that top gear too, very funny but yes they where made in a untilitarian sort of way, I mean who needs to bolt seats in anyway.
     
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  8. HA! That sounds familiar!
     
  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

     
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  10. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    Just got another delivery of essential oils for another shaving soap cook up this coming weekend. I had just picked the box and gone through the bottles. Some had leaked a tiny amount so I got oil on my hands which I wiped on my trousers of course. I then met a couple of blokes to inspect a shipping container (potential purchase). You could smell me coming from 20m. I think they wondered what they'd struck.
     
  11. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Oh good -

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    A lovely and quick delivery from Nick's :)

    I will have to slum it and use my cut crystal glasses though ...
     
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  12. Phil

    Phil Member

    This arrived today from the great @Tony Forsyth. I do mean great. The pic just doesn't do this brush justice. I had looked at Ice Fusion and some others a little more daring but decided I wanted a brush a little understated and perhaps old fashioned. The shape was copied from another design (basically) and then rejigged to make it my own.

    I am extremely happy with how this turned out and the lava demon is something special to behold (especially in the flesh)!

    Lava Demon with High Mountain White 26mm

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  13. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

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    @Mark1966 are you going to save me a drink of Yamazaki single malt whisky when I get back on home soil after 2 months in UK :oops:
     
  14. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Ahhh, maybe ;)
     
  15. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    I didn't think you would save me a drink @Mark1966, because everytime you keep on starring that bottle and you keep on saying
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    My Precious!!
     
  16. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Well the El Dorado 15 is tasting mighty fine at the moment ...
     
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  17. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    If @Mark1966 is trying to encourage a meet in Canberra, he's going the right way about it.
     
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  18. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member

    Nice one @Mark1966 ! I'm interested to hear your impressions of this soap.
     
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  19. lerenau

    lerenau Member

    It's around about this time that it occurs to me that I probably live 5 minutes drive from @Mark1966
    If you hear a rustling outside your window, it's just that I haven't had a drink in a while... ;)
     
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