The Big ANS Summer Meeting – By John Bongo

16 Aug

Being from Scotland, where you’re not allowed to smoke inside, the lack of decent facilities where you can smoke a cigar in relative comfort and warmth outside makes enjoying a cigar an almost impossible task. So, imagine the surprise and disbelief on my friends faces when I told them I was going to a cigar Read more…

Feuerzangenbowle And First Cigars in 2017

3 Jan

Pharmacy cigar evening again yesterday, first one this year and, a repeat from the last event 13 days ago – Gottfried prepared another Feuerzangenbowle for us to start the new year. Quite simple as a recipe but it takes some experience to prepare it -a bottle of orange juice, 2 litres of good red wine, Read more…

The Big ANS 2016 – Day Three

17 Aug

Not much to be told about the last day, Sunday. We arrived at the Mommenheim golf course early and enjoyed a great and long brunch on a once again very hot and sunny day overlooking the fairways. Cigars were again fantastic but the most fantastic and important thing was that Thomas was able to go Read more…

The Big Summer ANS 2016 – Day Two

16 Aug

We met at my local Cafe for a long breakfast and good cigars before hitting the Autobahn for a fast & furious drive to Saarbrücken and a visit to good old and generous Salih at his LCDH there. Sunny, hot and nice half Saturday in Saarbrücken. So hot we only took a short walk around Read more…

The Big Summer ANS 2016 – Day One

15 Aug

A picture is worth a thousand words so I guess I have around 80.000 words worth in pictures in the following three posts of this year’s pharmacy cigar meeting. What can I say after more than 10 years of celebrating the ANS or pharmacy cigar event that goes ballistic in the summer ?? This year Read more…

The Dutch Pharmacy Cigar Night

15 May

If the pharmacy cigar evening falls on a Friday  night we get many friends over to celebrate and share with us. This time we had Jan and Thomas from the Netherlands over and it was a blast. They arrived early enough at noon so we had a long and good lunch at Cafe Fritz ( Read more…

ANS – The Pharmacy Cigar Ritual Every 13 Days

4 Apr

I have stopped posting about this “natural” and ritual cigar evening session at the local village pharmacy every 13 days. It is repetitive …. in a good way 🙂 What can I say – it’s 500 yards from me, I attend it and it is always the same …  Good friends, good cigars, good drinks Read more…