Hello everybody. My name is Bob; I'm an old timer (73 years old) from the UK. I've been smoking a pipe for fifty years, never taken any harm from it AFAIK), and mean to go on doing it until the UK government bans it or makes it unaffordable, or until I join the heavenly choir. I'm a compulsive collector and amateur restorer of pipes, and a contributor to Tobacco Reviews (as DrDyson). I've smoked many tobaccos in my life; my all-time favourite (please excuse my transatlantic spelling) was Escudo, but that's not now available in the UK. My current staples are Peterson's Dark Flake and Samuel Gawith's St James's Flake, with occasional forays into Skiff mixture; but I'll try anything once. I'd like you all to know how much enjoyment and benefit I've got from reading your posts.