A change from the norm'.

Cuban Cigar Walk 19th Sept 2009.
Not my usual type of diary entry but another passion of mine, namely CIGARS'. Too good a day not to put it in my diary, this was an organised trip around the notable cigar shops in London with fellow members of the UK Cigar forum.

Starting point for the Brothers Of The Leaf.
And not being able to remember everyones name, it was easier to go by everyones forum name, now we could put a face to all the members. This was around a part of London I had not seen before and with all the history Nic was relaying there was plenty to take in and see.

We stopped at the Jack Barclay Bentley dealership and on entry the smell was more akin to a leather sofa showroom. There were some beautiful cars in there for sure. Oh to be rich! or sell the house and live on the back seat, very luxurious.

Sarah picking one out with a sumptuous red leather interior, 'sorry love you'll have to make do with our brown chesterfield'.

First port of call was Dunhill's. Here is Deano inspecting the Por Larranagas that soon made us queue up to obtain one. And just off the walk in humidor was a great private viewing room for screening films, oh to have a room like that.

Nic and I outside Sautter of Mount Street.

We stopped in Linley to view this stunning limited edition humidor. And what a beauty it was too, the flag ripple effect was stunning.

And of course somebody had to hold the cigars outside the shop whilst we looked, 'cheers Nic'.

Then it was time for a pint and 'sarnie' at the Red Lion, whilst Sarah and I chatted away with Cigarsmoke and Son of Cigarsmoke the rest of the BOTL puffed away outside.

A stop off at Davidoff where Sarah purchased a couple of cigars for my pleasure, thankyou, and a selection that had you walking around and around again just in case you missed something the first or second time.

And finally to JJ Fox, and downstairs to view the Churchill memorabilia which was great to view, and in the 'old mans chair' too. Some fascinating stuff down there. We also got the chance to view the cigar 'carousel' holder that Nic had told us about and what a great piece of work too, mind you it wouldn't fit most of our cigars in, they were too big.

Exhibits from the Churchill collection showing telegrams and cigars.

And so as the cigar crew reached the Churchill War room it was time for Sarah and I to part. It was great meeting everyone and an interesting fun day with lovely weather too, excellent.
Oh and not to change things too much I grabbed a bird shot at the end...
even if it was tame.