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Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:28

Very silly isn't it SGL?

I'm a bit of an old (less of the old!) romantic - but OH & I steadfastly refuse to get involved with Valentine's tat.

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:22

'scuse me M-U - who are you calling "half cut" - I've only had the one....

... Oh I see - Half Cut might be the answer.

Is that a book or a film? - Google may be our friend here.. It's not cheating - honest gov'.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:06
Muddle-Up says:

....then we'll start 'brewing' in the old shop! 

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My NDNeighbour has a semi-professional brewing set up in one of his outbuildings (decent beer - main supplier to village parties)

I keep trying to persuade him that he needs a little still in there so I can experiment making my own gin.

Think he's a bit concerned that HMRC (aka Customs & Excise) might have something to say about that.

I'm more concerned that I may end up producing something that makes you go blind.

Quite partial to a drop of sloe gin myself Joyce - so long as it's not too sweet. I keep threatening to make raspberry or raspberry and blackcurrant gin with my own fruit. Maybe I'll get round to it this year...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:57

Bloomin' 'eck Obx - sparkly toe nails - what is the matter with some people???

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:36

Scotland is a great place for some nice gins. By product of the whisky industry of course but they're producing some good ones now.

Personally, I don't think a lot of these 'small batch' gins are worth the extortionate price tags - they still taste like - well errm - gin! Some are smoother than others but you have to go a long way to beat No10, Sipsmith and ordinary Tanqueray.

I really enjoy the ones with a slightly different palate. 

My dream job would be as a gin-taster a la Jilly Goolden - imagine getting paid for that?

Or as a taster for a high end chocolatier...

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:22

Gin SGL - moi? Washer you shaying?

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:41


Tanqueray - my 'go to' gin - bought in bulk (yes really - how sad!) when it's on offer.

Hendricks is lovely - slight hints of rose petal and cucumber but dearer.

Tanqueray No 10 is the nicest Tanqueray - but very pricey - (good b'day present though)

Latest find is Mason's Gin - Yorkshire Tea Edition - definite spice and orange undertones - very good indeed but pricier than the 2 above.

Norfolk gin is also good (clove spicing) and comes in a nice stone bottle - but it's the dearest of the lot.

The last 4 are all drunk neat as snifters like single malts. I only put tonic with the cheaper Tanqueray and (if I'm a bit skint) Gordon's (too weak really) and (if I'm really broke) Aldi's own label silver medal gin (which is actually quite nice!)

So now you know that I am old soak  with a stash of gin in the cupboard  - hope I can still be in your gang. I am sober for most of the day - honest.

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Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:28

Educating Meat-a 

Puzzlers Corner

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 13:26


Where the heck did I get 'three' from???

For some reason I did that (very simple) sum and made ......three All those 2's and 1's probably.

I guess we could have 'Half' in there as well (11 being half of 22) ?

Last edited: 14 February 2017 13:27:09

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 13:23

I definitely need to get signed up!

Have done tutored tastings of wine and beer before now. OH really needs to get organised and take me to a tutored tasting of gins (he needs take me for the taxi service

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