Monthly Archives: August 2010

Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2

Smoked 27 August 2010. Box code GAS JUN 08; in humi since 6 October 2009. With a vodka & coke. I do love these Cuban cigars! To my taste they have a

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La Flor de Cano Selecto

Smoked 26 August 2010. Box code EGD CCUT (March 1999); in humi since 28 July 2009. I’d gone out for a evening walk by the river with my girlfriend and the

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2008 Asda Syrah Vin de Pays d’Oc

The suspiciously cheap price of £3.37 from Asda, coupled with the fact I’d not tried a Syrah before made this too tempting to pass up. I left it open for a while and tried to ignore my

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Turboflame GX7R Military lighter

I first bought my Turboflame Militaryon eBay in February 2009 and it has been my primary cigar lighter since then. For under a tenner I considered this a bargain. It’s not the prettiest lighter but it’s been pretty bombproof in … Continue reading

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Saint Luis Rey Serie A-with mould!

Smoked 22 August 2010. From a 2001 box (code unknown I’m afraid) and it had been in my humi since 12 September 2009. I’d been going through my cigars checking their condition when I noticed this Saint Luis Rey Serie … Continue reading

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Chickpea jalfrezi

Another post in my new Recipes category. This curry is a particular favourite as it is low fat, filling and INCREDIBLY tasty. Being an ardent carnivore, I struggled with the concept of a curry without meat at first, but it’s … Continue reading

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Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

Smoked 20 August 2010. In humi since 23 September 2009; box code was GEA OCT 08. I had a small can of Canada Dry with this. It’s my preferred accompaniment for this Cuban cigar as it really seems to complement … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Saws for sale!

After going camping this summer I experienced difficulty breaking logs into a manageable size for the campfire. I had some success burning through them but this was painfully slow! Upon further research I discovered a most excellent tool-the Unbelievable Saw

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Paella recipe

After my recent trip to Madrid I thought I’d try making a paella. I like cooking and most people seem to enjoy what I cook so it was suggested I put my recipes on my blog. I don’t pretend this … Continue reading

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Partagas Chico

About a month back I mentioned that I thought the Partagas Chicos might benefit from some time out of their cellophane, just in an open humidor. Today (20 August 2010) I smoked one that I had removed from the cello … Continue reading

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