Sunday, 14 November 2010

“Jim's notes/musings from the Pete Bog” 2.

Jim's notes/musings from the Pete Bog” 2.

Welcome to my latest edition of new 'Notes from the Pete Bog'. I hope you enjoy the experience.
These frequent brief notes are my personal ramblings,musings,anecdotes,news items and stuff. Primarily intended as a light-hearted look at all things Celtic. Mixed in with pipe/tobacco and general interesting related topics, which may be of interest to you Pete Nuts.
Health warning, not to be taken too seriously!

Late Fall in Scotland - The Calm before the Storm.

Bog factoid (a note or article of general interest ).-

I recently posted the following in a popular Pipe forum to explain that I hoped that my passion for Peterson pipes was not perceived by others to be pipe 'snobbery'.
This was initiated because I have noticed recently,that there are a few Peterson detractors who post regularly on forums and express their biased views on the brand. I do however appreciate that everyone should be allowed to express their opinion, good or bad.
Sometimes though, it would appear that they cannot quite comprehend why the brand has such a loyal and vociferous following and in my particular case, why I like Petersons exclusively.

I often cringe at some of the negative comments made on popular pipe forums, in regard to the quality and finish of Peterson pipes. Inevitably it is the old story of a lack of experience or ownership of the extensive and varied choices in the range of pipes presented by Peterson. Often the negative comments are based on the writers very limited experience of owning one or two basic entry level pipes. Thereafter they condemn all Peterson pipes, based on that poor experience.
I am privileged in that I have a good variety of both entry and higher grade Peterson Pipes within my collection. In my humble opinion, Peterson have been consistent throughout their production of pipes, in replicating a tradition of Celtic quality, at very reasonable prices. Particularly so when you consider the huge numbers of pipes that are produced annually. There are bound to be some that do not pass muster or are just not to that particular smokers taste.
Believe me when I say that I do not feel the need to defend or justify the Peterson brand,there are thousands of satisfied pipe smokers throughout the world that will do that for me.
If I come across as a Pete fanatic,then I apologise for my weakness. Snob, no, what you see is an all consuming passion and interest that borders on an obsession for a brand which I have chosen over many others.
So after all this long winded post, what am I saying,well it is this, please be tolerant of my obsession, which I thoroughly enjoy sharing with other pipesters”.

Bog link of interest – This is the link to a new to me UK tobacconist, A E Lloyd & Son. Their Peterson page has the Peterson official video, this one being of excellent viewing quality.

Poem - 'November' by Robert Bridges

The lonely season in lonely lands, when fled
are half the birds, and mists lie low, and the sun
is rarely seen, nor strayeth far from his bed;
The short days pass unwelcomed one by one.

Useful Things – Spotted this nice Walnut 6 pipe cabinet, on Esterval's site.
It is made by Guy Janot and priced at around $220. Very nice.

Please look out for the next edition of 'notes from the Pete Bog' and to all of you loyal blog followers, “Lang may yer Lum reek”, an old Scot's farewell greeting, which in essence, hoped that the person receiving the greeting, always had smoke coming from their house chimney fire and enjoyed a long life.



  1. Well said Jim!
    Happy Peterson puffing sir.

  2. Thank you Vincent,hope you and the family are well my friend.

  3. With the flurry of activity on the new International Peterson Pipe Club I haven't visited here as often as I've wanted.
    I'm glad to see you're keeping the Bog Notes going. Always good stuff.

  4. Very enjoyable read, Jim. I always look forward to checking out the blog. Well done, sir.