Profession: IT chap, general techno wizard
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Website: http://peter-is-my-religion.blogspot.com/ (sweary, ranty, obscure, bears no relevance to reality)
Years smoking a pipe: 2 years
Favorite blends: Alsbo Black, Captain black's, Alsbo Gold, I'm a mild chap...
Favorite pipe(s): Peterson Spigot
Favorite pipe smoker: Albert Einstein, "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs."
What's the best part of smoking a pipe?
The relaxation and the craft and the care of your materials.
What's manly about smoking a pipe?
Pipe smoking is the very incarnation of what it means to be a man. A choice of culture and status, a step outside of convention and into manhood.
How did you start smoking a pipe?
I had always had an eye for pipe smoking, the smell, and look, I think it was a natural progression from hanging in pubs, drinking real ale and having an interest in classic cars.
What was your most interesting moment as a pipe smoker?
I guess every time I go to buy tobacco, as I'm relatively young (27) for a pipe smoker round here, I get a good deal of raised eyebrows when I purchase a tin of Erinmore flake rather than the more usual 20 Lambert & Butlers (hateful cigarettes at best)!
Miscellania you'd like to add:
Writing this has given me desire to have a nice bowl of flake in the pub garden...