05-05-2013, 12:21 PM
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Good evening Gentle-folk!

I write this when I should be revising, as I have an exit exam to prepare for. So I'll be brief!

Please excuse my over exuberance in posting on the 'wanted' section, before introducing myself... Forum faux pas... The sign of a desperate man! My apologies!

So, who is this chap - you ask?

Well, resident in Blightie, I aspire to being a Gentleman (having yet to achieve it). Hence, I have a list of things an English-man should achieve to be "a gentleman"...

...you may have your own list... But mine is as follows (in no particular order)...

I. Be satisfied with 'enough'
II. Give my children the time that they need (& more)
III. Consistently open doors & stand for a lady
IIIa. Tie a bow tie.
IV. Gracefully Waltz.
V. Consistently roll-cast accurately (to the wiliest trout).
VI. Hone & shave with a straight in two passes (and teach my son to do the same).
VII. Train my dogs to work with a Harris hawk (or two)
VIII. Suture ambidextrously.
IX. Remember "Rules of the Road" (and proper RN sword-drill)
X. Light a fire with flint & steel.

Bonus points can be awarded if...

I manage to build a Birch-bark canoe & get my knee down on a round-about (on a Ducati 916 Senna)!

So, apart from being somewhat idiosyncratic, I love Blightie as much as you love your home (I even love the rain). Equally, I'm passionate about that ten minutes of Zen we all adore as the DE sings as it passes over Buccinator...and the scent of sandalwood refreshing our senses as we collect our thoughts for the coming day.

Gentlemen, thank you for allowing me into this shared retreat. I hope I can contribute and perhaps give insight into this humble Isle so green.

Kindest regards,

Yours Aye!


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 05-05-2013, 12:26 PM
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Simon, welcome to The Shave Nook! Great to have more chaps with character on here! Smile

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 05-05-2013, 12:37 PM
  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Simon, and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 05-05-2013, 12:42 PM
  • bullgoose
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Welcome Simon. Jump on in, the water's fine!

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 05-05-2013, 12:51 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Welcome to TSN, Simon!

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 05-05-2013, 01:07 PM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Greetings and welcome to the Nook.

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 05-05-2013, 01:18 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, Simon.

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 05-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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The Shave Nook welcomes you.

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 05-05-2013, 01:35 PM
  • Johnny
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Simon, welcome to The Shave Nook. We are glad you joined us.

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 05-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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Hello and welcome! Cool

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 05-05-2013, 03:06 PM
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Hi Simon,

Welcome to The Shave Nook! Smile

Awesome list. Smile I hope to see you around on the forums.

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 05-05-2013, 03:11 PM
  • Lradke
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Welcome Simon! Smile

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 05-05-2013, 03:35 PM
  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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Great to have you here, Simon!

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 05-05-2013, 03:55 PM
  • savagejoerude
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Hey there Simon and welcome to The Shave Nook.... Nice intro for being in a hurry...lol

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 05-05-2013, 04:11 PM
  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 05-05-2013, 07:07 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Greetings Simon and welcome to the Nook!

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 05-06-2013, 03:25 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Simon, from another UK member

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 05-06-2013, 06:46 AM
  • Striky
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Hi, and welcome to the Nook!

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 05-07-2013, 01:07 AM
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Welcome to the Nook! I've spent a few a few nights under canvas in the Dartmoor area and loved it!

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 05-07-2013, 01:43 AM
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Welcome to the Nook!

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