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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: TV
« on: May 25, 2020, 08:09:03 pm »
I use prime delivery frequently so it makes sense for us. I have to say I feel the same about Netflix. Doesn't help that they have the reciprocal relationship re free/pay films.

I've used Chili a few times now. Films are generally cheaper or on par.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: TV
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:23:03 pm »
Oh, wait, Homecoming s2 on Prime. Really enjoyed the 1st season, so let's see...
Is that the one about the “treatment facility”. All done in a retro 80’s style? I loved that.

@neph93 we are 2 episodes in, same quirky format (no theme music, mixed aspect ratio, that Twin Peaks Lynch feel). It's good thus far.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:20:31 pm »
Thanks Rueben. I'll give it another feed tonight. I'm going with the 1/4/4 ratio. When I fed it usually rises and drops by double. Next weekend I might give a loaf a go! Thanks for the advice folks.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: May 25, 2020, 11:55:05 am »
@neph93 I did away with the org strong white flour starter, the discarded starter didn't even make a decent pancake. I'm sticking with the org stoneground. It has a gorgeous yeasty smell now, like a brewery...


@Giles last packet in the store...

And hipster... Checking my sourdough starter while making a flat white, listening to his Velvet Underground vinyl boxset, stroking beard... Hipster, moi?  :D


Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: TV
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:21:00 pm »
@neph93 yep, s1 with Julia Roberts (our generation's sweetheart haha, unless you liked a Wynona Ryder bad girl type... Or Bullock). Like True Detective I think S2 starts afresh with new characters.

I should probably know this by now, but any tips on keeping your cuff creases from blowing out? I cuff all my jeans, and after about a year of wear the fabric breaks down and gets a hole at the crease.

I don’t hate it, but was wondering if there is a technique to slow or stop that process?

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I cuff all my jeans, to the extent that I've stopped getting them hemmed at all. I make sure that the bottom edge of the cuff sits about 1 inch off the laces when I wear boots/cons. I also let the cuff down after each wear. Not had an issue yet. I also wash my jeans fairly regularly, as they're clothes right? I know some folks like to leaves theirs unwashed for ages. If mine are dirty, I wash them. I think that also helps prevent excessive cuff wear, for me anyway.

« on: May 24, 2020, 11:26:10 am »
That looks fantastic is it 4 metre sq? Looks about 3 or 4.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: TV
« on: May 24, 2020, 11:04:35 am »
Oh, wait, Homecoming s2 on Prime. Really enjoyed the 1st season, so let's see...

General Chat / Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:27:18 am »
@Giles in my day to day work I am the lead practitioner for The Mental Capacity Act an Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. In a nutshell, that involves assessing whether adults with a mental impairment (or disorder) have the mental capacity required to make 'time specific' decisions... That involves us all being able to understand, retain, weigh and use, and communicate information necessary to make that decision.

There are then cases where I would need to assess that it is in a person's best interests to deprive a person of their liberty. Where it is necessary, the restrictions need to be the least restrictive of their liberty that are available... (bear with me!). You can imagine how much this process and the considerations that need to be given have changed recently! It's one of the reasons I've been so vocal in this thread, I am privy to info that isn't always shared with the general population.

I work with Barristers that sometimes sit in the Court of Appeal, or even the Supreme Court (the UK' highest Court). There is a widely held view here that the UK Government have not used the 'least restrictive' option to keep people safe, The Public Health Act could have been amended to achieve that (the context for this is what is afforded in domestic and European law in the UK, so drawing direct comparisons to other UK states is not always helpful. It can be, but not always). Its why there has been so much speculation that there are other agendas at play, not just public health.

It's a very interesting area to me, and though I generally sound like a beardy twat on this forum, I actually have quite a responsible job!... Hopefully some of the twatishness would be eroded if you ever met me, or not!  ;)

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Movies
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:11:36 am »
We got around to watching Takeshi Miike's Hari Kiri last night. Sublime story telling and film making. Recommended.

It's been a long time since I've watched one of his films or Japanese cinema generally. I've missed it.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: TV
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:05:36 am »
@Seul thanks for sharing that link. I'll give it a watch when family life permits!

Lots of folks rave about ZeroZeroZero. From the synopsis I've read, I think I'd enjoy it but it's not on any of the TV streaming services we have, and I'm not exactly a tech wizard who knows much about how to rectify that. I read online forums with guidance from techie bods, it's all a foreign language to me!

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:01:40 pm »
@Giles thank you very much Sir, sincerely appreciated. I much prefer flavoursome flours such as rye and spelt. I will give them a go.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:52:59 pm »
Thanks folks. No hope of finding spelt or rye in these parts. 3 local wholefood shops cannot get them back in yet. I've had problems buying flour at all, so settled on organic strong white and stoneground. I haven't mixed the flours, thought I'd try them separately first. Pics later.

I read on the sourdough.co.uk site that live (dried etc) yeasts need heat, natural yeasts need to be slightly cooler.

I keep mine in plastic cannisters (started with Kilner jars... Photogenic but impractical!), lid ajar, ambient temp approx 20c during the day, slightly less at night. Feed them once a day, some sites say you can do this twice a day. They smell pretty good, the stone ground slightly vinegar, the white slightly sweeter.

Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« on: May 23, 2020, 10:57:48 am »
@Chap @Giles @neph93 being what I have come to think of as the artisanal gurus about these parts, how long did your first starters take to become levain? I'm 6 days in, using a BBC Good food recipe... Done the browsing youtube/multiple websites etc but thought I'd check with the forum.

I started with 50g org white and 50g water, and a 2nd batch of org stone ground (same vols). I kept adding 50/50 for 4 days as per recipe, then discarded half the mixture yesterday (made delicious savoury pancakes that tasted of mild marmite  :D). The I topped of with 100g/100g flour/water. Looking OK today, but didn't pass the float test yet.

I guess they are ready when they are ready, as long as they don't start to smell like sour milk?

« on: May 23, 2020, 10:42:45 am »
@Alex good job, and timely with the up in temperature. Bought one ourselves this week.

Today... Making toilet roll sharks with... Craft Vader  :D


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