Thursday, 12 April 2012
Of Balsa and significant numbers...
Last night I had the rare event of having the house to myself as the rest of the family were out together at a friend's house. I was enthralled by the Indian Premier League cricket on ITV4 with two really exciting games. For one who is a tad traditionalist in many things I am surprised just how much the glitzy world of 20/20 really appeals to me- but it does! The cricket was followed up by a failed attempt to open a bottle of Old Peculiar as our bottle opener was broken and binned last week. Having made some tea instead I settled down to 1612 on dvd . Quite a watch indeed! I was transported back to my Muscovite Hinchcliffe army of the late seventies now long gone. Oh dear i feel my thoughts turning east again. A great film ,visually stunning and splendid viewing.Russia does hermetical holy men so much better than we in the West.
A couple of photos showing ongoing projects. Firstly seed bought which ought to be sown and placed in garden room/plastic cold frame thingy. Potatoes chitting away btw too. My petrol driven mower has died so a hand mower person powered has been ordered.I will be fitter if nothing else! The second photo shows the start of scratch building Scots 17th century frame guns to 1/32 54mm scale to use in garden gaming. I had searched for suitable barrels for a few days when a chocolate swizzle stick was eaten and the left-over rod was found to be ideal. Definitely a work in progress but I am excited to see what happens when detail and paint are added.
Finally the post man brought a new book for me by one of my favourite authors Aidan Nichols about G K Chesterton as a theologian. I have started it and it is an excellent read.Have a good day one and all.