Thursday, 17 April 2014
I went by train with my eldest daughter to Edinburgh today .We saw a splendid exhibition at the Queen's Gallery at Holyrood Palace ( http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/in-fine-style-the-art-of-tudor-and-stuart-fashion ) on Tudor and Stuart fashion. On the way in I couldn't resist this photo opportunity
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
When I began blogging around 7/8 years ago this blog was solely concerned with 18th century imagineering and gaming.Involvement with a Jacobite invasion amongst other conceits were splendid fun.The blog changed course a little as I have strayed off into all types of gaming here and don't regret t one little bit.I have had great fun and "met" so many splendid chaps in the Ether- it has been a ball!
It has left me with a desire to interact once more with other imaginations in the 18th century (and other periods too I might add) with increased vigour. Exchange of ambassadors,generals,map campaigns etc seem to be a fun idea- so who wants to take part?I already have some "guests" who need to be located in the lead mountain,dusted off and brought into play...
Let me know what you think...
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The Lurland postion- note General on hilltop and Foot Life Guards to the right.
The Norroway troops advance and the aforementioned elk slips away into hiding...
Monday, 14 April 2014
to game something with the feel of Little Wars and Edwardian field maneuvers.This I feel I could do with Ross's Square Brigadier Rules and some Airfix/plastic chaps on a card table. I want to field Guards,Household Cavalry as well as units like the as well as Yeomanry and Territorial chaps including cyclists.An Edwardian Splendour indeed - Britains in 1/72 and plastic is the look I am after.Any suggestions for figures/conversions?
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Visitors to this blog may have noted that this was the state of the Ducal gardens in February-
Here is a picture of how they are now-as a result of much work by Jan & and myself over the intervening weeks-
Raised beds added,stones laid down to form a path and our Oak tree placed in a basket at the centre.The next photo is looking the opposite way-
Next steps are to buy the vegetable seeds,plant them,watch them grow,tend them and wait for the harvest...