Now last year was a total disaster as far as I am concerned with far to many problems scattered through it to even warrant being called average. It got off to a bad start and just kept getting worse.
This year it is shaping up to be a good year, I have managed to get a new car, and how I am so glad that on Monday morning the pile of festering metal that I currently own, will no longer have to be relied upon. I have spent more money in the last year keeping it on the road than the pile of crap was worth. Never again will I ever own a Renault!!!
Welcome to Elizabeth and Peter, the two newest arrivals to the longships, row hard folks and enjoy the journey.
Now that fine Irish lady Anne has requested that the occasional piece of beefcake needs posting for the lady readers out there so in the interests of balance the odd picture may appear so she does not turn into a Banshee!! (although rumour has it I am years to late for that.) Of course this will have to also be re balanced with Boobies for us red bloodied males and Tamsin.
Midweek saw my first hobby spending of the year some £63.00 worth of metal and plastic to top up the dwindling piles, though £40.00 of that was covered in gift vouchers so not to bad on the back pocket in the end. It now gives me a good amount of biblical figures for a good start to the army building in the year ahead.
Saturday was another great day and finally I claimed victory in the race to 1000 points that myself and +kevatthecabin were having during the first month of the analogue hobbies challenge. Plenty of ammo now for the year ahead, for when the dice gods desert me, there is nothing worse than banter flying and having nothing in you tank to return fire with, as most of last year proved.
Clearly anyone can see it has been a very good week, I am now sitting at 1041 points and am in second place, with a week to go before the first month of the challenge is done. I am not setting a new points target just yet as I want to see the score at the end of the week ahead then its a simple exercise in maths to see where it could potentially finish. Although I will be adding very few points to the current total, and estimate that at best I will get 150 points finished this week, as I will be finishing the 28mm French that have been loitering on my desk for a short duration. One unit is near finished but the other is a ways behind and both will only gain me 125 points but these are commission work and I have to pay the bills before I continue on my own armies. So the Nubians have been packed away into box files so as not to distract me in the week ahead, the desk cleared, save the Celtic legends and the next bonus round item which will be worked alongside the French in the coming week.
The Skraelings are also hopefully going to leave the Great Hall this week as I have put them up on Ebay today in order to raise some funds. They have been without doubt my favourite warband to paint so far.
Now despite me winning my race with Kev, there has been another battle for other challengers that has seen them flying off the line in a titanic struggle to reach 600 points I am pleased to see Francis "His Holiness" Lee has well and truly claimed the crown of this one and has left Ray "the Badger" Rousell trailing in his dust. Ray obviously claims this was Fran cheating and that his job was having a severe impact on his painting time, But come on Ray less time filling sandbags and more time painting is the only way to do it!!!
Well that pretty much sums up the week nicely. I hope you all had a good one.