It was the Norwegian explorer Amundsen who is credited with the aphorism that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. I always wince when some weather reporter assumes that the whole of humanity cannot stand the cold, or fears rain….
My heart leapt when I saw the scene above. Fixing bicycles was out. I couldn’t be expected to work outside on my mother’s house. In fact the whole day could be spent inside. Amundsen would have been proud of me. There can be fewer great things to do than a hobby you love. It’s always great to have a few bloggers in contact to start the day. A bit of light basing followed and it wasn’t even Midday and I’d finished off four units.
Just to show how regimented I am; a little modelling filled up half an hour. December is going have to be centred on the American War of Independence. I’ve got nearly three hundred to get done but I started on eight command miniatures.
I thought to start drilling out the hands of pikemen but instead started reading Wargames Illustrated. I’d been despairing of printed media but this month’s magazine was a gem. Just as I don’t watch much terrestrial TV, I’ve fallen out of love with magazines; too bulky and replaced by electronic media. Could my luck hold?
My dear wife planned to visit her parents. My luck held. A long phone call to an old friend ( an old friend with no figures!). I had found my second Christmas present. Wofun games from Romania- flexiglass 2D miniatures but by Peter Dennis! I’m in love…
So next time we are promised inclement weather, don’t despair. Your hobby needs you. I feel like I’ve had a holiday. Work has been forgotten and now I can read all through Strictly Come Dancing! My family will get their revenge tomorrow I’m sure!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Stick your gardening! Get wargaming!