I couldn't sleep with a cold and my sore throat woke me up, So I got up and made myself drinks, watched the mouse running around the kitchen, busy little blighter! Then a bit of Googling, as you do...Checked out my favourite forums, that's BCUSA these days, then BCUK & British Blades. Then searched up blacksmithing. I found a very useful receipe:
1 part beeswax
1 part pure turpentine
1/2 part linseed oil
Shave the beeswax, to make it melt faster, put the lot in a double boiler (not in an ordinary saucepan, it will catch fire!) and heat it all together. It make a cream you can use on fabrics, you can use it on your Barbour, leather, wood and steel. I like that, I am going to make some...
I stayed up long enough to hear the dawn chorus, the birds started at about 3.45am. I stood outside to listen to them. that's got to be some of the best sounds ever, I love it. I don't care what the cold science has to say about it. I think it's just magical.