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About Akela3rd

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  • Birthday 10/03/1966

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  • Location
    UK, a small damp island off the coast of Europe
  • Interests
    Cigars; fly fishing; music - loud obnoxious to lovely calming; Scouting

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  1. "they have produced one ball tearer of a cigar. " Clearly an Aussie phrase meaning it's more than satisfactory but I really don't see how this is a good thing anatomically speaking... made my eyes water. I'd be interested in the etymology of this phrase if anyone knows. Possibly cricket? As in tearing the leather off a ball with an exceptional strike of the bat. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  2. You're not allowed to anymore. Problem solved[emoji16] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  3. Important and well expressed, no need to apologise Ken. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  4. Fathers Day here in the UK and a lovely gift from my son - mixed case of N/A beers and a catering tray of my favourite sticky toffee pudding made by his head chef. He's a good lad...[emoji847] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  5. Just finished the latest John Gierach - Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers. Coupled it with a re-reading of his first 1986 collection, Trout Bum. If you like fly fishing, you'll love either of these. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  6. Too. Much. Information. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  7. Farted and left the room it seems... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  8. Partagas Short UMR SEP 20 & San Juan UER AGO 17 MM&SRW Sent by spooky action at a distance
  9. At last the weather's turned and I get to go camping. My mix for a perfect morning involves a pot of campfire coffee, good company and a Party Short. The coffee's fresh and strong, made in my faithful pot and drunk from a wooden Kuksa cup. No-one else is up yet so I've got the fire going, brewed up and settled down for a cigar. It's a Party Short, young but these are generally satisfying at any age. It's a week made cigar and the draw is spot on. Slight sweetness on the lips before lighting and a hit of cocoa bitterness to follow as I spark up. It's lovely, delivering the familiar blend of s
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/24/missing-man-found-dead-inside-spanish-dinosaur-statue Sent by spooky action at a distance
  11. This makes sense. I've a large tuppador with +/- 300 cigars at any one time and 2x320s have held it steady at for the last 3 years or so. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  12. Arrived today just as I was about to head out for a walk after work so I thought I'd give one a try. These are the new FdC and haven't yet had a review (probably). 'Rustic' is the word that sprung to mind on opening the box. Gnarly wrappers but look and feel well made with that short filler sponginess, consistent along the length of the cigar. V cut and the draw is perfect. Strong barnyard goodness emanating from the head, distinctly Cuban. On lighting I was pleasantly surprised with a slight dark fruit note behind what can only be described as tobacco. I know, but it is what it is. Lit we
  13. It's the kilt that gives the confidence! Sent by spooky action at a distance
  14. Ah, whoops, I'll edit. [emoji849] Sent by spooky action at a distance

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