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    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
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    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:20 PM
    More Charity Shop Bargains for 2018 & beyond! 4th Jan 18 at 1:20 PM
    This is a new thread to take over from this one: What is your charity shop bargain?

    I will put a linky to this thread onto the old one
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Feb 18, 10:47 AM
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    My 'Crafted' jacket is this one.
    It has a drawstring waist so you can make it look more fitted, and the colour is a more pronounced khaki.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 04-02-2018 at 1:00 PM.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Feb 18, 10:50 AM
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    The main thing that attracted me to them, apart from the price of course, was that the rims were cut straight across rather than having a 'rolled' edge. Yonks ago a wine snob friend told me that you should not drink good red wine from a rolled edge glass as the rolled edge does not direct the wine to the correct taste receptors on the tongue. Dunno how true it is but I have never forgotten it and have hated drinking from rolled edge glasses ever since.
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Your friend gave good advice.

    I love good quality wine glasses, in fact good glasses of any type. I have a fab highball glass that I have the odd G&T in and OH has a double old-fashioned whisky glass that cost me an arm and a leg over 30 years ago.
    • C J
    • By C J 4th Feb 18, 11:11 AM
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    That is a very pretty jacket Polly, I love the colours. Just the sort of thing I would wear.

    There was a food programme on recently where they had people drinking red and white wine out of different shaped glasses to show how it altered the taste. They explained how different shaped glasses funnel the wine onto different parts of your mouth and therefore onto different taste receptors - it was fascinating.
    An ever-shifting labyrinth of chiaroscuro
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Feb 18, 11:59 AM
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    That is a very pretty jacket Polly, I love the colours. Just the sort of thing I would wear.

    There was a food programme on recently where they had people drinking red and white wine out of different shaped glasses to show how it altered the taste. They explained how different shaped glasses funnel the wine onto different parts of your mouth and therefore onto different taste receptors - it was fascinating.
    Originally posted by C J
    I saw that too, it was fascinating about the 'tipping your head back' to get the wine to the taste buds on the side of your tongue.
    Might it have been on This Morning?
    I watch so many foodie programmes that I find it hard to remember what I've watched.
    • C J
    • By C J 4th Feb 18, 1:36 PM
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    No, not This Morning as I would have been at work. Possibly the Tom Kerridge one? (I watch so many foodie programmes that I never remember them either!)
    An ever-shifting labyrinth of chiaroscuro
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 4th Feb 18, 1:36 PM
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    I saw that too, it was fascinating about the 'tipping your head back' to get the wine to the taste buds on the side of your tongue.
    Might it have been on This Morning?
    I watch so many foodie programmes that I find it hard to remember what I've watched.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Oh rats...missed that, would have liked to see it. Don't suppose anyone could pin it down further than 'This Morning' and 'recently'?

    P.S. Not 'This Morning then'
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Feb 18, 1:43 PM
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    Oh rats...missed that, would have liked to see it. Don't suppose anyone could pin it down further than 'This Morning' and 'recently'?

    P.S. Not 'This Morning then'
    Originally posted by Mir!
    No I can't - and it's going to drive me crazy thinking about it.

    I can see the different glasses and I can see the wine-knowledge guy.
    But that's as far as I can get (at the moment).

    I might have to retrieve last week's TV Times from the bin and go through it.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 4th Feb 18, 2:15 PM
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    Maybe the Wine Show on C5?
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 4th Feb 18, 4:54 PM
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    Thanks for that Miro - I knew wine should always be served in clear glasses but didn't know about the rolled rims. I have inherited beautiful sets of cut glass and just checked - they all have straight rims!! Phew
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 4th Feb 18, 6:01 PM
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    Maybe the Wine Show on C5?
    Originally posted by Floss
    Checked all the pre episode yadayadayada's for the current series and nothing there....oh well!
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 4th Feb 18, 6:14 PM
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    Your friend gave good advice.

    I love good quality wine glasses, in fact good glasses of any type. I have a fab highball glass that I have the odd G&T in and OH has a double old-fashioned whisky glass that cost me an arm and a leg over 30 years ago.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Thanks for that Miro - I knew wine should always be served in clear glasses but didn't know about the rolled rims. I have inherited beautiful sets of cut glass and just checked - they all have straight rims!! Phew
    Originally posted by silvasava
    I too have inherited a set of crystal stemware but very rarely use any of it. Instead I have what i call my 'kitchen glasses', odds and ends of charity shop finds, some antique and some modern but all brilliant quality and costing just pennies, (and not a rolled edge in sight!), that I use for myself when having the odd G & T or glass of vino.
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Feb 18, 1:55 PM
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    No, not This Morning as I would have been at work. Possibly the Tom Kerridge one? (I watch so many foodie programmes that I never remember them either!)
    Originally posted by C J
    Could it have been James Martin on Saturday morning?

    I have a feeling that it was during the day (which is why I thought it might have been This Morning').

    ETA: I also have a strong feeling that it was no later than last week (which would eliminate TK).
    Last edited by Pollycat; 05-02-2018 at 1:59 PM.
    • C J
    • By C J 5th Feb 18, 2:40 PM
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    Hmmmm ... this is really making my head hurt!

    Last Saturday was 27 January, and Mister CJ was still ill a-bed with flu so it's unlikely to have been then, as we definitely both saw the programme (whatever it was!) together, downstairs, in the dining room. Also on Saturday Kitchen on 27th Jan they were drinking BEER and not wine. I remember thinking, ooh, that's different.
    An ever-shifting labyrinth of chiaroscuro
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 5th Feb 18, 3:14 PM
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    I'm tea total so cant really join in with the wine glass chat xx

    I found a lovely pink hoodie maine in dr b and bnwt fleece pj for £3 in cr also a pair of workout leggings for 49p in dr b all ready worn some of it xx
    on the brink...
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Feb 18, 3:16 PM
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    Wasn't last Saturday 3rd Feb? That's how I refer it it anyway.

    And there's 2 cookery programmes on Saturday morning - Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 and James Martin's Saturday Morning on ITV - they overlap.
    • Mirů
    • By Mirů 5th Feb 18, 4:18 PM
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    Checked all the recent foody/wine progs suggested and not found anything

    Anyhoo, to save poor CJ's hurty head...a change of subject

    Had a bit of a splurge this afty in the big Sue Ryder shop. Found a vintage Mulberry 'Multizip Travel Pouch' in black Darwin leather priced at £10. The leather is beooootifully soft, (unlike the stuff Mulberry use these days!), and it has the maroon Mulberry Tree lining. Came with the original tags and dustbag too. Had just a tiny graze in the leather on the back but I've given it a good seeing to with leather restorer cream and it's worked a treat. Will be perfect for holidays and travel but also is a good size to use as a clutch bag too. Just found a similar item on a vintage bag seller's website and it sold for £195 Not that I want to sell it.......
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 5th Feb 18, 7:18 PM
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    I had interesting finds today at £2 each. I found an incredibly heavy and fully lined winter / spring trench coat, a bit like the coat Meghan Markle wore at the press conference for her engagement:



    The brand was TYLER, which I've never heard of - nor can Google help me with the answer. I thought it was British as it was labelled size 14, I tried it on in the shop over several very chunky layers of clothing and it fit nicely. Now I'm back home I'm wondering if it is actually US sizing, in which case its more like a UK size 18

    Plus a summer linen Per Una floral skirt (14L but I didn't try it on, thinking its likely to be a very low-slung job given that I'm a "12").
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 5th Feb 18, 7:26 PM
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    nice coat perhaps its the very one she wore xx
    on the brink...
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 5th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    nice coat perhaps its the very one she wore xx
    Originally posted by tessie bear
    Nice of you to say so, but my suspicion is she's a US size zero lol
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 5th Feb 18, 7:47 PM
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    ha ha could just be clever camera angles
    on the brink...
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