Friday, 11 March 2011

March meeting (1).

Thanks to John and Colin for braving the cold last night!

Colin found us through the recent article in The Scotsman and despite not being able to stay long, due to prior family commitments (and the weather), enjoyed a bowl of Dunhill's My Mixture 965 in a very nice rusticated Parker...a bit too much Latakia for me personally but a very nice "old school" room note. John and I enjoyed the classic tastes of St Bruno (Ready Rubbed in a Falcon and Flake in a Peterson 314 respectively).

The side door of The Cuddie Brae is still locked (despite having a new "Keep Clear, Fire Exit" sign), so we were again left in peace to enjoy the heaters in the smoking area....the new layout of the benches (thanks to Myles on IPSD) was a definite improvement with all of us getting the benefit of the shelter when it started to sleet. Can't wait for the summer!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Your opinion is appreciated.

You might have noticed the polls that I've just added to the "home" page.

I've limited the weekday options to "evening" as I work full-time. However, if daytimes would be easier, please let me know.

I've also added a location question. I'm in Edinburgh but as I've posted recently, I'm happy to travel. If there's demand, we can easily organise meetings for elsewhere.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My annual act of rebellion!

Today was "National No Smoking Day", so (as usual) I ended up smoking more!

I started the day with some Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Curly Cut, in a Peterson 314 Standard System...a decent amount of nicotine to kick start my system in the morning. Had a couple of bowls of St Bruno Ready Rubbed, in a Falcon during the's a nice low maintenance combination that I find I can put down and come back to later, handy at work. Now, I'm currently enjoying some GH&Co Best Brown #2, in a Peterson 307 Standard System.

As an added advantage, according to ASH "the average smoker spends £2,000 per year on cigarettes"...even with the amount I've spent on pipes (so far) and working on a tin of tobacco a week, I reckon I'm spending about £700/year...saving about £1,300!! Woohoo!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Meetings for March.

For March (and future months if it's successful), I'd like to run two meetings.

The first will be Thursday 10th at 7pm at The Cuddie Brae.

The second will be Saturday 26th from 2.30pm. Does anyone have a potential venue they'd like to suggest?