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  1. ..Are these just sitting on a bench also? like, No humidification?
  2. Like I needed another reason to hate the world this morning Rob. Hope your well, And hope to share a cigar with you again someday soon!
  3. Been a long time fan of the XM42. Initially when it was first manufactured they even shipped into Australia as at the time I believe there weren't laws specifically outlining "flamethrowers" as "firearms".. Unfortunately I found this all out about 12 months too late and now I just look and wish..
  4. I'm fairly sure in a previous life I was a Bowerbird.. I seem to have retained the likeness of collecting unusual and shinny things.. Bit of a collector but I'm also a sucker for a project, I guess my current favorite is the one I've just completed. Saw it for sale rather cheap, My limited knowledge told me it was worth 4 times as much restored so I bought it to restore.. 1977 Boosey and Hawkes Imperial Tuba in E-Flat I was to discover later... I did majority of the work myself, Then had the main body chemically cleaned and parts serviced as part of assisted re-assembly.. Turns
  5. I'm lead to believe by one of the more recent establishments locally "Fosseys Gin" it has allot to do with tax etc making it an affordable entry. He had planned Rum also but apparently the taxes etc are crippling.
  6. Have been indulging more lately. Just hard getting the good stuff here Enjoy it while there visitting the mrs family however,
  7. It's not true what they say Rob, your a good man. Jealous as, Enjoy all!
  8. Working on it slowly.. I've got allot of the pieces.. And I've got the space now.. It's just balancing the time, Restoration and building with budget My pool table is one of the original 4, Number 1 actually of the 4 original in the "Mildura Working Mans Club" which until it was "Renovated" which by i mean destroyed in the fashion of all traditional clubs to make room for soul destroying pokie machines had the worlds longest bar until 96, A record still not beaten. Couple years ago I was lucky enough to find a 1920's era Copper pool table light also which I've recently had restored mostly
  9. Feeling it now lads! Contract is drawn, Just sent off my business details.. Signing should happen tomorrow I guess? I've kept it all pretty well secret.. So now the dreaded resignation needs to be quickly considered and I've gotta find the courage to do it o.O I'm a pretty central and important part of the family business I currently work in.. So I've been dreading this awhile..
  10. Kopi or Vietnamese style coffee I'm more familiar with and enjoy, I've made a bundle of Nitro inquiries yesterday and hopefully that's going to be my point of difference when I open! The casual staff thing is something I just clued into between my solicitor and the guy I'm taking over from, Very wise advice! Hear you on the Cigars too Rob and think my biggest weakness is probably that I do get excited and try to do a million things at once! Going to really work on the breaking it down into prioritized steps and coming up with a good business plan around it. " Eve
  11. Yeah my partner is Italian so the coffee has to be top notch or she'll leave pigs heads in my bed, Regardless we're both pretty passionate about food and drink etc I don't think I've seen nitro coffee.. Familiar with cold pressed.. I'll start looking into it! We're definetly very mindful about offering an amazing package as far as great food and drink, Service, Atmosphere. Now more than ever hospitality sector has become what needs to be an experience,
  12. Your speaking my language mate. Cafe already utilizes a very popular locally roasted coffee, I intend once contracts are signed to approach them and discuss a few tweaks to make a slightly stronger signature blend. I've already decided allot of the tables and chairs aren't large enough or comfortable or inviting enough so I'll be replacing them immediately with better options and soon adding a lounge area to make the place overall more inviting. Food quality and local ingredients are something I've made a bit of a name for locally so I'm confident there. There are already som
  13. Fuzz I've told you before, I'm not buying your rubber fists! I don't care how the latex feels..
  14. Yeah Prez is getting a call once I get a little more organized, I had allot of little speed humps I hadn't forecasted. I've seen my Solicitor and my Accountant so far. Contract is currently being drawn with both their advice in place and Accountant believes it all looks pretty positive. Current staff have suggested that around the 5-6 time frame while we would currently be closed that another local business is quite busy with local tradies etc heading to work and getting their morning fix. Cigar thing I'm hopeful for, But I'm really not expecting or wanting a big turn over.. m
  15. Yeah correct, Kudo's on the knowledge. I'm pretty confident with what my partner and I are going to do in terms of improvements to food, Service and the appearance etc.. But best way to lure in more customers and handling the business, balancing life etc with your own business.. Any advice is good advice at this stage!
  16. G'day BOTL & SOTL, , I'm looking for some general and all round advice in running a Cafe.. I've been in the industry for 10 years, I've ran kitchens and a Restaurant briefly but never handled the cash. In the next week or two I'm hoping to sign a contract to seal a deal on taking over and then re branding a local cafe. It's not lucrative, It's going to give me and my partner a better income, Better life style and control of our own direction. Questions, Advice, Pointers, Go? I'm hoping to do a more up-market breakfast scene, Tackle the local "Tradie" market and
  17. Recent trip to Italy I finally succumbed to peer pressure and tried it.. My partners good friend owns a shop that sells them. She had I think a 3 or so week head start on me to Italy? By the time I arrived she was already very cool indeed with her vape. I've denounced it and refused many times.. But finding myself the skippy in the Italian shop it was rude to continuously decline.. They were all shocked I didn't cough at all.. I was shocked how horrendously sweet almost every flavour was.. I kind of likened it to a cross between a lollypop and a hookah for hipsters.. N
  18. Mus.. I had a truly bizarre moment recently.. I try to not be ignorant of as many things as I can.. And admit disliking all things equally.. I recently purchased a Qur'an.. I was honestly shocked to find it complimentary accompanied by an accompanying novel gratis "Clearing your doubts about Islam" Which was actually a very well thought out and neutral basically rhetorically written defensive novel.. How unfortunate it is one of the worlds oldest practiced religions singularly feels the need to do such a thing.. Regardless, Congratulations BOTL.
  19. .. For me.. This could basically be "So cool that year, What did you buy this time?"
  20. A friend shared a good theory, Odds are the poor lad just stepped onto something already being eaten by them.
  21. I'll admit to having a wine and a cigar once or twice.. But blasphemy is a friend of mine and I was made to sin.. Although, Pairings are kind of lost with me as far as cigars go.. some cocktails seem to do well.. For me most of the time pairing with cigars is just ensuring I've got a drink while I smoke!
  22. Was there 2 days ago.. Browsed.. Australian.. Cried. Although, I've been through Dubai twice now.. I like it less each time.

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