Sunday, 31 July 2011

More content.

As the title suggests, there WILL be some more content coming soon!

I've just got a new "smart phone", so hopefully I should be able to take and upload some more photos more easily than at present. Additionally, I can now blog when I'm not at home so I should be able to post more frequently.

However, this leap in to the 21st Century will not be instant...I'm still figuring out all the features on my new phone (I think I've skipped three generations of mobile technology in one step).

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Pipe Smoking Bloggers Event #1

Whilst I'm personally a dedicated convert to Peterson's Standard System pipes (at least until I win the Lottery and can start trying DeLuxes lol), I am being tempted by some other makers...particularly after seeing some of the fine examples posted by Dan on his blog "Fast Track to Poverty", he's another "Pipe Smoking Blogger", so you might have already discovered his blog.

He's also posted a couple of other pieces that look likely to lighten my wallet in the very near future...a very nice 6 pipe rack from and a briar tipped tamper from Ozark Mountain Briars that looks MUCH nicer than my current Czech Tools!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Pipe Shop (update).

If you haven't visited The Pipe Shop's website recently, I suggest you do. They've updated the site and John has put a lot of great work into uploading new photographs.

If you're in (or near) Edinburgh, do visit the shop as well...they've got a LOT more pipes on display than are listed on the website!

July meeting (2).

Apologies for not updating sooner, I've been distracted by a variety of minor problems that are now resolved.

Last week's meeting, despite a lovely warm and sunny evening, had a disappointingly low turnout...just John and myself. However, we made the most of the good weather and enjoyed our pipes in the sunshine. John was smoking Peterson's Special Reserve 2009 (his recent raffle prize) in his Northern Briar and I enjoyed a large bowl of GH&Co's Best Brown #2 in a sandblast 302 Peterson Standard System.

I know I'd said in an earlier post that I'd try a French tobacco but unfortunately I hadn't had a chance to visit a tobacconist until today.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Visiting Amsterdam?

If any pipe smokers are visiting Amsterdam, you might be interested in knowing that the Pijpenkabinet Museum (the national pipe museum) has acquired a large part of the Niemeyer Tobacco Museum following the closure of the Groningen based museum.

The full press release can be found here.

The museum's website is here.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Bastille Day.

I've resisted using René Magritte's picture "This is not a pipe" as it seemed a little bit clichéd. However, as the meeting on the 14th July falls on Bastille Day, I thought it would be appropriate to possibly introduce a French theme.

If nothing else, it gives me an excuse to have a Stella Artois (and/or maybe a small brandy) and to try some Altadis tobacco! I'm committed to my Peterson's, so I'll pass on trying a French pipe.