Saturday, 26 November 2011

British Championship of Pipe Smoking 2012

Brian Mills, President of UK Federation of Pipe Clubs, has been in touch with some more details.
Confirmed date is Sunday 15th July 2012, at the Newark Showground.

If you are interested, please get in touch and we can organise the logistics for getting Scottish pipe smokers represented at this event.

I will update as I get firmer details.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

November meeting.

Apologies for the delay in posting, work has been pretty hectic recently.

November meeting was another quiet one; just John and myself. However, we had a nice sunny, relatively mild afternoon (at least until the sun went down).

I concentrated on my new Peterson's Kildare, with some St Bruno. John was smoking Mac Baren Navy Flake in his Parker billiard.

For the forthcoming December meeting, don't worry about the weather...we've got shelter and heating and tea and coffee (or something stronger) are available at the bar.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Help. Can you identify a mystery blend?

I've been asked by a reader of the blog (Jason, from Tasmania in Australia) for help identifying (and possibly sourcing) a blend called "Caledonia Medium".

It was the favourite blend of Jason's late Uncle for many years and he used to get it from Herbert Love in Queensferry Street (now closed unfortunately).

If anyone recognises the name and can suggest a possible replacement source, please let me know and I will let Jason know.

I'm guessing that if Caledonia Medium wasn't blended by Herbert Love themselves, it might have been a re-labelled bulk blend from one of the major suppliers. If this is the case, it might be available elsewhere under a different name.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Friday, 4 November 2011

UK Federation of Pipe Clubs.

We are now officially a member of the UK Federation of Pipe Clubs.

Brian Mills, the President, has been in touch and has suggested as a first step towards reviving the Federation (which had lapsed a bit since the smoking bans came in to force) a weekend event next summer, somewhere in central England.

As I get more information, I will pass it on.