Sunday 15 August 2010

Further updates...

Jan got home from hospital yesterday and we were very glad to have her with us again. It will be a long, patient road for her but she has started the journey well!
Some pictures ,not in any particular order, for you. The garden resplendent with Courgettes, runner beans etc. Our new family members - Petal and Pumpkin the Guinea Pigs. Finally a paper mache balloon ( from my 1898 El Caney display game of many years ago with the Edinburgh University Wargames Club) which will form part of the Duchy of Tradgardland Balloon Observation company for my mid 19th Century games. Back to work for me tomorrow and so Jan will be looked after by my daughters. Have a good week one and all!


  1. Glad to know your wife is on the road to recovery. Let's hope it's a swift one.

    Nice balloon there. The Royal Engineer Balloon Corps of this period had balloons made of chamois leather with brass fittings, which I think would've looked splendid.

  2. Amazing the balloon has survived so long!

    All the very best for recovery, and for the new term/school year.

  3. Glad to hear she is on the mend.

    I must say however that the paint job on the lower Guinea Pig is too neat to be convincing.....drybrushing the edges perhaps might help?!


  4. Delighted to read that your lady wife is doing well and back within your loving environs.

    -- Jeff