LD faced a firing squad last week. Not literally, of course, but it felt a bit like it at times. Mr Davis had been invited to take part in an online debate with other guests from around the cigar world on the merits and otherwise of Cuban and New World cigars.
WELL, that took a while, didn’t it? It seems like a very long time ago indeed that Sautter was happily penning a blog post each week or so and we were all merrily going about our business as we’d always done. And then ominous noises from abroad alerted us to the fact that something seismic was happening. And things have never been quite the same again since.
WHAT will the world look like once we’re out the other side? It’s a huge question. Much has changed on many fronts and that change may continue to be felt even after we’re regained some sense of normality after this extraordinary and prolonged Covid interruption to our lives.
EVEN just a read back through these blogs is a telling comment on our times. The last year has been unlike any that we have ever seen. Every time we thought we had this virus in check, it has come back to bite us and we continue to be controlled by it, rather than getting it under control ourselves.
AS of January 5th, 2021 England has been placed on lockdown. In compliance with government regulations and the law, we aren’t able to serve instore until further notice. We will only be working to process online orders for delivery or on-street collection.
So how are we doing out there, cigar fans? These strange times continue to drag on, and although the ground in front of us is gradually shifting all the time, it’s unfamiliar terrain all the same and every step we take is one in faith and one in hope.
I wonder what the cigar world will look like post-Corona? Hopefully those terraces and lounges large enough will be allowed to re-open, given that the need to socially distance looks likely to be with us for months to come.
So much has changed in such a short space of time. It’s discombobulating, for sure, but it’s also strangely exciting; to see, for example, how nature has poured seamlessly back in to fill the void that we have left in public spaces.