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How to distract an Egyptian god

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Written by LeisureGuy

14 August 2019 at 10:19 am

Posted in Cats, Daily life, Religion

Walk flowers

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The top of the photo is severely cropped because I wanted to remove the close-up of my finger. To make up for that, here’s a photo of Molly resting.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 July 2019 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Cats, Daily life, Molly

Another wooden-tub shaving soap, with Baby Smooth and Blenheim Bouquet

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This is a fine vintage (now) shaving soap, which I believe was made by Truefitt & Hill pre-out-sourcing. It was a private-label soap sold by a vendor who’s now retired, the business name sold to a disreputable dealer (alas). But the soap: the soap is wonderful, and my Rooney Style 1 Size 1 created a superb lather.

The Baby Smooth is a great favorite and I love the shave I get with it. Speaking of favorites, Mantic59 wanted to know which of these razors is my favorite. The problem is that (as the article plainly states), they’re all my favorites: those are my favorite razors, as the title states. But he’s working on something and needed to know The One, and I found I couldn’t do it. I went in and stared into the razor drawer and finally came up with a Favorite Five, but at another time I would probably have a different Favorite Five.

I ended the shave with a good splash of Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet on a totally smooth face. A fine way to start the day.

Yesterday afternoon was not hot, just pleasantly warm with a light breeze, and Miss Molly took a nap on the sofa:

The tummy is irresistible, and she doesn’t mind at all if you pat it gently, just lies limp and seems to enjoy it.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 July 2019 at 8:50 am

Posted in Cats, Molly, Shaving

Nancy Boy, meet Blenheim Bouquet

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Nancy Boy is a great shaving cream, highly recommended, and this is a tub of their Signature shaving cream: lavender, rosemary, and peppermint, as I recall. The little Maggard travel brush did a terrific job, and my Fendrihan Mk II Stainless Steel razor once again proved its mettle: 3 passes to a perfect result.

A splash of Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet aftershave finished the job:

Top notes: Lemon, Lime, and Lavender
Heart notes: Blenheim Bouquet has no heart notes
Base notes: Pine, Musk, and Black Pepper

After I posted this, I saw that Mantic59 is also a big Nancy Boy fan. And I think he’s right: Nancy Boy works best with a Plissoft-style synthetic shaving brush.

And this morning I see by the shadow that Molly is in her tree:

Written by LeisureGuy

5 March 2019 at 7:49 am

Posted in Cats, Daily life, Molly, Shaving

Molly at rest on my pyjamas

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Written by LeisureGuy

21 February 2019 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Cats, Molly

Trump break: Japanese photographer makes hats for his cats from the hair they’ve shed

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Just look at these. And I wonder whether his choice of breeds was influenced by Maru.

Written by LeisureGuy

9 January 2019 at 6:28 pm

Posted in Cats

Floris No. 89: A fine fragrance

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A very nice shave today. The Maggard V3A head (here mounted on a UFO handle) is really remarkably good—strongly recommended. Floris No. 89 (their home street number) has a great fragrance and this soap, purchased long before the reformulations, is excellent. (I’m not sure I’d risk the soap today, given the excellence of various artisan soaps, but the aftershave would be good to have.)

Three passes to perfect smoothness, an enjoyable splash of aftershave, and the end of the year draws nigh.

Bonus: Molly enjoying the comfort of her box:

Written by LeisureGuy

27 December 2018 at 7:18 am

Posted in Molly, Shaving

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