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  1. SRD

    Rattle to Lead LSO

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31696988 It seems that the acoustics at the Barbican can't be that bad after all.
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    Gigs

    Rob Heron & the Teapad Orchestra You lot probably get lots of these types, even the real thing on occasions, but in semi-rural Wiltshire (Andover) they went down a storm. Unless you're au fait with local British politics a lot of their songs won't mean much but they're fine musicians. http://www.teapadorchestra.co.uk/ High Speed Train
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    Today I played...

    Pentangle played my prep-school in the mid 1960s but I don't hold it against them. Danny Thompson is a fine double bass player in any form of music.
  4. I think it's a matter of supporting the establishment by buying their booze. Businesses have to make a profit to survive and prosper and are presumably including a slice of profit from their drinks in the average take per head.
  5. Probably true, but Rattle did tremendous stuff with the CBSO at a time when no-one else would look at them. I just feel that he's been overpowered by Berlin Phil.
  6. I don't know if you lot can get BBC Radio 3 but we're currently listening to the Rattle's Sibelius cycle at the Barbican. So far it's a disappointment, lacking in subtlety, heavy handed, more like Mahlerian stodge (I admit to not being a fan) than the light, airy, powerful music Colin Davis brought out with the LSO twenty odd years ago.
  7. Thanks for all the replies and the welcomes, I'm still pretty tied up with genealogy and MrsSRD is pretty poorly nowadays so I don't get about as much but I do have a good high street supplier in Sherborne http://www.vineyardsofsherborne.co.uk/ and there are three or four readily available on line. I suspect an Aviation without the CdeV wouldn't have that purple blush, I suppose I could always use methylated spirits.
  8. Over here Sloe is the fruit of the Blackthorn and is, I think, of the plum family, it makes a good flavoured gin, a British favourite at Christmas, and the Spanish infuse anise with it to make Pacharan. The best pint I've had recently was a pint of Harvey's Best Bitter at the Angel in Hindon, Wiltshire.
  9. Hi all, it's been a while, good to see you're still here. A few months back MrsSRD and I were introduced to cocktails in the guise of "The Last Word" recently a friend sent me notice of "The Aviation" which seems to push similar buttons but which Creme de Violette? Any recommendations? Flavour is the requirement not strength.
  10. Do not, under any circumstances, eat anything containing bananas.
  11. I've not been around for a while but we've enjoyed especially good food at Howards House & The Three Horseshoes and better than average at The White Lion & The Kings Head
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    Duck Off!

    I think there must be a glut of duck at the moment, all the shops have been having half price offers on and off for two or three months and every restaurant has confit (actually over-roasted but see earlier threads on that subject) on the menu.
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    Supper

    Digging deep in the freezer we discovered a single Highland Cattle steak that we brought back from Yorkshire last year. Simply fried with chunky chips, mushrooms, loads of water cress and a greenpeppercorn sauce.
  14. It was a couple of years ago when we were last there but The Fox and Hounds at Goldsborough was superb. We were especially disappointed with Greens in Whitby, more style than substance. There are reviews on my website, just remember that the majority of the places visited weren't 'fine dining' establishments, just MOR places to eat. Wow, where have you been all this time?? Pure coincidence, I was looking for a contact to another long time gone member and saw foodies52 post.
  15. It was a couple of years ago when we were last there but The Fox and Hounds at Goldsborough was superb. We were especially disappointed with Greens in Whitby, more style than substance. There are reviews on my website, just remember that the majority of the places visited weren't 'fine dining' establishments, just MOR places to eat.
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