Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to all the readers of this blog.

Hope you all get the pipes and tobacco you asked Santa for.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

December meeting.

For the December meeting, I was joined by Colin and John (who had both escaped from Christmas shopping lol).

John enjoyed some Mac Baren's Navy Flake, in a no name bent billiard before trying some Dunhill's Royal Yacht in a Falcon.
Colin couldn't stay long so just had time for a bowl of Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader, in a very handsome Savinelli Oscar.
I started the afternoon with some Peterson's Nutty Cut, in a Peterson Donegal Rocky bulldog before moving on to some Mac Baren's Vanilla Cream, in a smooth Peterson 302 Standard System.

Before the guys left, we had the draw for the smooth Peterson 314 Standard System. Congratulations to Myles for having the winning ticket! Hopefully he will have his new pipe in time for Christmas. Thanks again to Rob Young of Gawith Hoggarth for generously providing the prize. There will be more raffles in the future for tobacco and other goodies.

On a side note. This was almost exactly a year after our first meeting. Unfortunately, numbers haven't grown as fast as I hoped but I am pleased to report that we're still having fun!

Friday, 9 December 2011

UKFoPC (update).

Brian Mills, President of the UK Federation of Pipe Clubs, has been in touch with further proposals for the British Championships. As these develop I will put an extra page on the blog dedicated to UKFoPC.

Additionally, Brian has put together ideas for other events for next year, including:

May (26th) Madrid, XXII Campionato de Espana.
June (date tbc). Barcelona Cup in Pipe Smoking.
July (Sun 15th). British Championships, Newark & Nottingham Showground.
October. World Championships, Seville.

If you are interested in any of these, let me know and I will give you Brian's contact details.

Please note the change of date for the British Championships.