Well so far in my 34 years, circumstance and money have prevented me from having a lads holiday. This corner of the earth (uk) young men travel to places like Ibiza, Magaloof or Amsterdam for mad clubbing and fornication! Well I'm beyond the thwump thwump thwump of a nightclub and the only thing I put in my pipe is quality tobacco so the usual destinations are off the cards.
To fit in with my obsession for pipes and all things tobacco, what better day than 20th feb, international pipe smoking day, to start a holiday? Nothing glamorous but to me it's going o be a scream! I'm heading to Nottingham, home of Robin Hood and my favourite tobacconist Guantleys. I'll be attending the pipe club of Nottingham which will be my first pipe club experience and my itinery for the following 3 days will consist of - visiting gauntleys every morning and choosing my smokes for the day then off to find a coffee house or pub to enjoy a bowl or two or a cigar. After a bit of lunch I'll be visiting places of historical interest or beauty. There's the obvious. Sherwood forest, home of Robin Hood . There are castles and gardens, rivers and stately homes I shall visit but my main focus will be based around the pipes, tobacco and cigars I've chosen for the day. Of an evening there is a comedy club I intend going to and a Rock venue. Both with unknown artists but I've had many a good night out with an "armature" Band or act.
So, not a holiday of excessive alcohol and women, like the tales I've heard of lads holidays. But for me it's a dream I intend to make reality!