Reworking the flashback

Very recently, I’ve gotten my hands on a small treasure trove of my older work which I’ll be cleaning up and selling in order to raise funds to help pay for my wife’s cancer surgery.  It’s been a fascinating trip down memory lane, particularly in regard to the oldest pipes Read more…

Made One for Myself

I got a new pipe for myself! (This is probably rarer for makers than collectors, LOL…) I’d been meaning to make myself a new one for a long time, and with the Christmas season coming up I decided to make myself a personal Christmas pipe, drilled to fit Savinelli 7mm Read more…

A Christmas Story

The following is a true story from our last Christmas in France. Christmas for expats is the loneliest time of the year.  You’re far from home, no family, few friends…  I’m not a very social person by nature, but the feeling of being locked out in the cold is inescapable.  Read more…

The Christmas Tankard

Good heavens, it’s been a long time since I updated the blogs! Finishing up all the FdP pipes turned out to be a much more difficult and demanding job than I’d ever expected, and I’ve had to mostly leave the blogs unattended for weeks now. On top of this, we’ve Read more…