Yesterday I was watching “Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers “ on television. He is an excellent food writer and cook. One part of the programme dealt with him pouring over seed catalogues with a view to what he would grow in Spring and Summer. He was surrounded by catalogues and made many notes in his journal about his intended buys . He looked eagerly forward.
Sadly l cannot reveal that Slater is a wargamer but he did get me thinking of the days when we wargamers poured over catalogues too. Real physical paper ones- glossy and picture rich Airfix and list centred Minifigs. Amateurish lists hastily typed and photocopied yet worth their weight in gold to us.Yes we can access information online but the joy of thumbing through hobby catalogues was great, not to mention the eager anticipation of them coming through the letterbox.