Author Topic: First-World Problems.  (Read 172233 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2250 on: March 30, 2020, 06:18:35 pm »
I last had a hair cut about 20 years ago. I reckon I'll cope with a bit of quarantine.

The last time I went to the hairdressers it cost me 2/-*.

* for people almost young enough to be my children: 2/- is oldspeak for two shillings.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2251 on: March 30, 2020, 06:19:41 pm »
I have a massive quandary this evening.

I have Adnams Broadside in the house.

I have also taken delivery of a case of red wine.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2252 on: March 30, 2020, 06:25:23 pm »
I last had a hair cut about 20 years ago. I reckon I'll cope with a bit of quarantine.

The last time I went to the hairdressers it cost me 2/-*.

* for people almost young enough to be my children: 2/- is oldspeak for two shillings.
Which part of East Africa were you in?  :D
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Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2253 on: March 30, 2020, 06:30:32 pm »
I last had a hair cut about 20 years ago. I reckon I'll cope with a bit of quarantine.

The last time I went to the hairdressers it cost me 2/-*.

* for people almost young enough to be my children: 2/- is oldspeak for two shillings.
Which part of East Africa were you in?  :D

The hairdresser in question was in Billericay. The year would have been about 1968. I think this was the building: https://goo.gl/maps/wPDVX2PMDXq46icQ6 . There seems to have been a change of use...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2254 on: March 30, 2020, 06:32:44 pm »
Okay, I think that's Tanzania...
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Wowbagger

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2255 on: March 30, 2020, 06:42:14 pm »
I look quite like a yeti
I come from Serengeti
And I'm doing...

Vizuri sana.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2256 on: March 30, 2020, 07:00:41 pm »
 ;D ;D
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2257 on: March 31, 2020, 11:45:55 am »
What I thought were sachets of yeast in cupboard are actually baking powder

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2258 on: March 31, 2020, 01:27:20 pm »
What I thought were sachets of yeast in cupboard are actually baking powder

Well they both make things rise.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2259 on: April 05, 2020, 06:27:53 pm »
Pingu pointed out we were low on rum for tonight's pina colada and I wanted flour and to see if I could get any pasta. So on the way home from our government approved walk we stopped at Lidl being as it was the only shop on the way home. It was dead.
I got lots of spaghetti, a huge bag of fusilli but sadly no risotto rice (it was boil in the bag or nothing).
Got a bottle of Lidl rum. Thought it would be fairly cheap & nasty.
Pingu just did a back to back taste test. It was fairly nasty.
Hopefully the coconut milk will hide the taste...
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ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2260 on: April 05, 2020, 06:53:34 pm »
Waitrose pretty much had everything in stock today. The apocalypse has been shelved for the middle classes at least.
!nataS pihsroW

nicknack

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2261 on: April 05, 2020, 07:03:34 pm »
Pingu pointed out we were low on rum for tonight's pina colada and I wanted flour and to see if I could get any pasta. So on the way home from our government approved walk we stopped at Lidl being as it was the only shop on the way home. It was dead.
I got lots of spaghetti, a huge bag of fusilli but sadly no risotto rice (it was boil in the bag or nothing).
Got a bottle of Lidl rum. Thought it would be fairly cheap & nasty.
Pingu just did a back to back taste test. It was fairly nasty.
Hopefully the coconut milk will hide the taste...
Aldi rum is one of my favourites.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2262 on: April 05, 2020, 07:20:37 pm »
I have a massive quandary this evening.

I have Adnams Broadside in the house.

I have also taken delivery of a case of red wine.

This lockdown could be your downfall, or is that fall down Mr. Wow?

Mr Larrington

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2263 on: April 06, 2020, 11:54:00 am »
Waitrose pretty much had everything in stock today. The apocalypse has been shelved for the middle classes at least.

Dr Davis, my highly-esteemed b-i-l, reports that while the car park of Tesco in Banbury* was absolutely rammed when he went foraging the other day, it was possible to park and stroll straight into the Waitrose half a mile away.

* Chipping Norton is nearer, but then they run the risk of accidentally encountering Jeremy Clarkson or the gammon-faced pig-botherer Cameron while weighing up the relative merits of different brands of home-broasted organic artisanal Covfefe.
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bhoot

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2264 on: April 06, 2020, 12:01:18 pm »
Waitrose pretty much had everything in stock today. The apocalypse has been shelved for the middle classes at least.
But still no flour or baking powder in the Canary Wharf shop when a kind neighbour went shopping for us yesterday. My ability to make cakes as thank yous for shopping favours is getting rapidly diminished.

PaulF

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2265 on: April 06, 2020, 02:22:28 pm »
The cable on my new lawnmower is 2m too short to cut the whole lawn so I have to use an extension cable.

On the plus side it only takes 15 minutes to cut my lawn compared with 2 hours at my previous abode.

Vince

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2266 on: April 07, 2020, 05:10:35 pm »
The toilet rolls I finally managed to acquire are only 2-ply.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

ian

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2267 on: April 07, 2020, 05:25:48 pm »
Awful.

We have standard Waitrose stuff, which I thought was pretty posh, but I used the public loo at a local stately home the other weekend.

Oh my, it was like using velvet cushions.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2268 on: April 07, 2020, 05:28:00 pm »
The Sainsbury's "House 247" stuff leaves you with men in the rigging. I have 9 rolls as a last resort before I use my hand.
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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2269 on: April 07, 2020, 07:02:53 pm »
Waitrose pretty much had everything in stock today. The apocalypse has been shelved for the middle classes at least.
But still no flour or baking powder in the Canary Wharf shop when a kind neighbour went shopping for us yesterday. My ability to make cakes as thank yous for shopping favours is getting rapidly diminished.

Apparently it's down to a shortage of bags.

There's no problem with flour production keeping up with demand. The problem is that a significant proportion of flour produced is now required direct to the public rather than indirectly (people buying baked goods and the flour going to the food manufacturers).

The flour producers are built around the majority of flour being bagged in 16kg+ bags and they can't easily adapt things to supply domestic sized bags of 1kg-2kg.

This means my own FirstWorldProblem is that I can't get hold of any strong white flour and fast action yeast to be able to bake some cinnamon buns (soon my pretties, soon).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2270 on: April 07, 2020, 07:10:18 pm »
We're down to about three loaves' worth of dried yeast. Disaster looms.
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Vernon

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2271 on: April 07, 2020, 07:21:03 pm »
You could try making a sponge (50/50 flour and water) with some of your yeast and keeping it as a starter, à la sourdough.

Tim Hall

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2272 on: April 07, 2020, 08:04:12 pm »
We're down to about three loaves' worth of dried yeast. Disaster looms.
The science behind this doesn't seem to stack up, or it's explained badly, but here's a way to overcome your yeast shortage.

https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-make-bread-yeast-from-potatoes/

A quick skim would suggest you're cultivating wild yeast, either floating in the air and/or on the spuds. 
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2273 on: April 07, 2020, 08:25:33 pm »
Mmm cinnamon buns....
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Feanor

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Re: First-World Problems.
« Reply #2274 on: April 07, 2020, 08:42:13 pm »
Mrs. F returned from Mr. Sansbury's House of Tooth Comestibles this afternoon with two bags of Strong Flour!
Along with a shit load of gin and wine, obv.