Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Happy St Andrew’s Day


Happy St Andrew’s Day to one and all! Coincidentally I am playing a Jacobite game in a few hours, more about it anon..

Monday, 29 November 2021

Advent calendars

 Put up the Advent calendars today-

Sunday, 28 November 2021


 Was up late, for me anyway, last night due to some family stuff. Whilst I waited for a phone call to finish l watched an old favourite on tv “Pacific Rim” perhaps not the best movie ever made but most enjoyable. I awoke early, made myself go back to sleep and woke up to snow some hours later!


Saturday, 27 November 2021

Small is beautiful

 Inspired by this post- https://brushandbattle.blogspot.com/2021/11/defense-of-wellsley-estate.html

I decided to set up a wee game to play in the coming days. Back of a postage stamp rules carried in my head and some dice, looking forward to it. Norwegians v Swedes in the snow using mainly figures painted by Jim Duncan. 

Finally something that should not work but unbelievably does-

Friday, 26 November 2021

War of 1808


Follow the link above to hear a song in Swedish about 1808 and reenactors in action.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

In Edinburgh on a cold but lovely day

 I was in Edinburgh to do some Christmas shopping and to collect a camera my daughter had put in for a service. Alighting at West End I was delighted to see the mechanical clock on what was Binns working again. Music plays and highland soldiers march round the clock. Great to see an iconic part of the City restored-

The camera was in a shop in Morningside and really enjoyed a walk there past some of my favourite buildings-

Firstly Art Deco offices, now flats, with illustrative decorations, worth zooming in to look at. Secondly the Barclay Church, a confection of exotica wonderful to see and finally an Art Deco delight and Edinburgh stalwart the Dominion Cinema. A great and successful trip down memory lane as well as gifts got too.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Additions before the game

 Light cavalry painted by me , artillery and a command element ( not pictured) by Phil Olley. A random picture of part of my Scandinavian book collection and few other ones-