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.


  1. Subversive counter-culture that business of advertising, am telling you! Stella Artois is actually from Belgium but I have to admit that its advertising in the UK leads to confusion and pushes its source a bit further down south. I mean they speak French in some parts of Belgium anyway, they probably brew better beer too!

  2. Well spotted! I could claim that it was a "deliberate" mistake...rather than just confusion on my part. :-)

    I'm drawing the line at Kronenbourg, so I might have to limit myself to that cognac instead.