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  1. ha_banos

    My Greek Odyssey

    Some Greek Aussie construction millionaire televises trips around many of the Greek islands on his yacht. Funny. He's for sure not a TV personality. It works well. And showcases a lot of Islands. We've started visiting Greek islands over the last 4 years and really enjoy the holidays. Couple of weeks on quieter Islands. Love the underdeveloped feel. Food, drink, exploring, history, scenery, people, weather. Can't fault it to be honest. So thanks for bringing to the masses. Anyone seen it? Not spotted any cigar smokers. Even on yacht heavy locations! Some local shop toscanos spotted in the wild, bit no premium cigars. Except me! Anyone know Peter Maneas? I don't think he's a cigar smoker. Otherwise we'd have seen some in the show!
  2. I'm smoking a post 2000 punch DC. It's flipping gorgeous. Smooth, mild yet rich. Can't fault it.
  3. Both Mercaderes and Oficios are great now. Only had a handful of each from another forum split. Both fivers smooth, mild tasty cigars for me. Just lovely. Finished both this year. Actually terrible. Nasty acrid. Please forward to me for registered humane disposal....
  4. But I was sure I could tell from the remaining wrapper after I realised what was going on! But from what you say we may be unable to determine this phenomenon in advance and are occasionally doomed to fighting it. Dang. Another thing to add to the Selection Ceremony 😁 Now there must be a topic for that....
  5. No6 Cavendish. Opened. Flooded. Reopened now! Looks very posh n plush if you like that sort of thing.
  6. What turned into a fireproof serie le Hoyo. Tactic became advance burn of the wrapper. #cigarchess
  7. I wonder if you'd have noticed if you'd looked for it before lighting. This one I should have put in the gift pile πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹
  8. Sorry to hear that @Connoisseur Kim! No EL should subject us to this aggrievance! I suppose reminds us of Cuba and to appreciate the good stuff πŸ₯΄
  9. Isn't this what the Monte Open series was created for!?
  10. I'm sure it's the wrapper. Gave it a bit of a blast. And it does feel a bit more leathery than I expected now I'm paying attention! Never noticed before... Must pay more attention! Draw is good. Flavour is good. Plenty of smokes. Not ditching 😁 I'm in too much of a good mood.
  11. You're a knowledgeable lot. This 2015 Serie le Hoyo started out just fine. Halfway down the wrapper has become a burn retardant wrapping! The first half was a well behaved ash with the familiar rings of a good burn. Then it turned. Canoed a bit. Corrected then the wrapper is a shield! Isn't the wrapper one leaf? Could be the binder I suppose... Not a common occurrence luckily, but meh. Gone out again now. Excuse me while I relight...
  12. Over here UK, Ireland seem to be the biggest taxers of tobacco? Tax based on weight. The US, well just no Cubans ok! Aus? Well your an English speaking nation so you get taxed too ok?! Why the native English speaking nations!? Coincidence? For sure I think supply is an issue. And will be more so, so Mitch is pushing NC. CC sell themselves. Most UK walkins could be almost 50/50 split these days? But this could be because I don't notice the NC 😊. Smaller sellers with cabinets are almost all CC. But I haven't been into a store for ages! I do get the impression MO is well connected with the states though. Odd video. Now how we get some tax exemption over here....? Puff on.
  13. Too many cigars this month πŸ™ƒ 2008 Mercaderes. Tapacrap says! How dare you!
  14. You lucky mofo to have survived that. During Ramadan too. Blessings be upon you. Now your Al Pacinos height .. well just watch Scarface [emoji38] Man I hope you don't have any problems later on. For now smoke on! What a tale...
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    The Wheezycab

    Looks amazing. Thanks for the journal journey. Really fun to follow. Turned out really well functionally. Really eclectic looking piece. Might have to ask you about how your driving the fans. Did you post the technical details? Will have to check! You could control the lights by voice from Google/Alexa or your phone 😁 Absolutely love how it looks. Glad you enjoyed the journey!
  16. 500GB SSD m.2 because 128 just isn't enough in these times... 2 usb SATA adaptors for powering drives off the TV. Had to buy a temporary fridge as we have no kitchen at the moment. And just signed up for 10 Mantua's because one must! A conference mic - because more WFH... Upgrading some wall sockets to ones with usb ports because... well .. something to do. When will it end!? B.
  17. ha_banos

    The Wheezycab

    That looks very smart. Great going. Certainly was a good day. And it was Cube, not T.
  18. ha_banos

    The Wheezycab

    Let's get a pic with you standing next to it for scale! [emoji16]
  19. ha_banos

    The Wheezycab

    Thanks for the ongoing updates! Most interesting watching the development ☺️ Question - why did you drill the vent holes after assembly and not before?

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