@cshubhra October is National Lung Health month in the UK...What did you think of Epiphany?
It’s very interesting that you stop smoking every Morning October! Why October though? Why not Stoptember, Stopember or that matter Stopuary ?
@OzPiper Very appropriate! I like these old Dunhill / Peterson tin art designs especially Nightcap and this one that feature clay pipesA public holiday in Australia to commenmerate the late Queen Elizabeth llView attachment 170518
What is more appropriate than a bowl of Elizabethan Mixture
In a 1952 Dunhill shell straight billiard.
Made in the year of her ascension to the throne (her coronation was in 1953) View attachment 170519
The Elizabethan Mixture tin art of course harks back to the apocryphal tale of Sir Walter Raleigh (Queen Bess's favourite courtier. Until she had him beheaded ! ) bringing back tobacco to England from her (then) American colonies.
I guess I’m the most recent forum member to be gifted a pipe from @ashdigger. I received this beautiful little GBD from Tim the other day and I’ve been smoking the the hell out of it ever since.View attachment 170411
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I’ve been smoking mostly Aeros in it -Vanilla Roll Cake, Presbyterian Reformation, Sillem’s Black etc.
Although it did come with a vintage tin of GBD tobacco included.
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Thanks again Tim - such a generous gift!
Been coughing and sneezing since my flu vaccine . Lost my taste for beer and pipeweed
Smoked all my SG Black Forest (AKA real life equivalent of "Clay King ") now; going to dedicate one of my clay pipes to golden Virginia and Cavendish blends including @Chaukisch's "Clay King " when he makes it; he says he's personally selecting the finest golden Virginia leaves for his prized masterpiece
Getting ready for Stoptober next month; need to avoid pubs as well to save money and always get people smoking...
Going to send a friend the Captain Black Original I was given in Nottingham. Good thing the pipe smoker's meet-up isn't in Stoptober
Not going into town except to the refill stall at the market or on the way to catch buses or to / from volunteer days. Going to save a lot of money next month
Not bothered about going in shops or pubs now; I've already stopped using Tesco now!
I might do a charity fundraiser during Stoptober for Macmillan Cancer support in memory of a friend who died of cancer a few years ago.
RIP "Ragnar" (Nathan Wade) 1982-2018.