I’ve never been a fan of new year , even as a youth. Always glad to see it past and one can get on with things. Can’t think when l last stayed up for the Bells! Anyway l have armed myself with some reading material to see me through to the other side-
Sunday 31 December 2023
Later on in the day there was another thoroughly enjoyable meeting of the Virtual Wargames Club. Excellent company, inspiration, puns and more. Thanks to that steadfast company for their comradeship in the year coming to an end and before.
This evening found me watching the film “ Saltburn” and I can’t make up my mind whether I enjoyed it or not. Hmm not sure.
Saturday 30 December 2023
Eric has just started a blog -
Do pop by and support his new venture.
Secondly l took this photo on Christmas Day-
Retro wooden robots at their finest on the floor of my sister in law’s kitchen. Their owner was having a splendid time taking them apart and rebuilding them. Painting inspiration for retro sci fi gamers everywhere!
Friday 29 December 2023
Wednesday 27 December 2023
Gift received in the Duchy of Tradgardland-
Tuesday 26 December 2023
Music for the day ( follow the link ) and illustrations too.
Had an excellent Christmas Day with great food and folk but circumstances prevailed against opening more than one present ( time ) and the taxi home ( pre booked) never turned up. My sister in law who had hosted stepped into the breach and drove us home. A big thanks go to her !
On Christmas Eve , after Church and Prost coffee, en route to pick up the turkey l popped into Waterstones. I could resist these splendid wolves as a wee gift for the 54mm orcs-
Monday 25 December 2023
Sunday 24 December 2023
made me pop to the bookshelves to look for this book. I thought it was by Tunstill but it was in fact by Teague. I thought you might enjoy seeing it anyway-
Saturday 23 December 2023
It is Christmas Eve, Eve in the Duchy of Tradgardland. It is the day when the Duke inspects his troops and gives them all a gold coin as a thank you for their loyal service. The Duke is present, the three chests carrying the coins are beside him. He hands each soldier a coin individually and exchanges pleasantries of the Season-
Friday 22 December 2023
I have come down with a fluy/ coldy thing since Tuesday. I don’t have the energy for much but have been doing what has to be done to prepare for visitors. I was due to host a game here but that has been postponed.At other points I have been resting, enjoying the radio and you tube on tv. I found fascinating programmes on David Jones, the artist for example not mention history ones. Hope to feel better by Monday…
Thursday 21 December 2023
It is the shortest day in Albion, snow has fallen-
Yet the soldiers of the Albion Army continue to train in all weathers-
Tuesday 19 December 2023
These eBay purchases arrived today-
Monday 18 December 2023
Sunday 17 December 2023
Saturday 16 December 2023
My middle daughter bought three new decos for our Christmas tree. This is my favourite. I couldn't resist adding a figure into the photos which I will entitle “ It came from outer space…”