Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate… Read More
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Can wargaming ever be justified?
Please read below our club response to the decision of the so called “right-reverend”Hugh Dispenser , Vicar and custodian of Morgansdown Church Hall, to decline our application for club residency on “pacifist” grounds…. Dear “Vicar”, The fundamental principle underlying all justifications of wargaming, from the… Read More
World peace is none of your business?
World peace is none of your business You must not tamper with arrangements Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes Never asking what for Oh, you poor little fool oh, you fool World peace is none of your business Police will stun you with their… Read More
When we were in an economic nightmare ten years ago, zombie films disturbed me. Half dead automatons wandering the street were just too real. As a child I always hated visiting Bristol because the homeless would ask me for change. It just didn’t sit well… Read More
Every day I have to cry some!
Day two of social distancing. The family and I decided to drive to the coast. I thought we might look for fossils. My sons decided to reenact Ewok battles in the undergrowth. I described the strata of the Glamorgan coast, my current wife went to… Read More
The Lost Viking – Welcome to Wails!
It is a telling question to ask oneself, “just how do others see me?”. My regular reader will know that I stand God-like against a see of foes but how true a picture is that? My last blog post had moved into ‘lifestyle’ issues but… Read More
Clash of Giants- The Battle of Jutland 2018
A clash of Giants indeed! Our most prolific correspondent Mark Fry reports from the Slimbridge refight…….. 1]. The British Admirals – drinking tea- with the Grand Fleet just visible on the horizon in front of them The 31st of May – 1st June 1916 witnessed,… Read More
What could possibly go wrong?
I was watching a clip of Peter Hitchens, the Mail on Sunday columnist, discussing his book The Abolition of Britain.His description of the Conservative Party’s enthusiasm for the First World War was chilling. Churchill in particular was named as a motive force in propelling Britain… Read More
Good Friday and the Passion have been duly observed in the less than traditional Ferres household! My good lady wife is having her hair cut and supporting the entire local area with her expenditure. My mother has returned from hospital after skating down the patio… Read More
Narnia – Spring is coming…..
“Please don’t try to run, we’re tired and we’d prefer to kill you quickly!” Vardan, Jadis’ secret police, Narnia Raised for the purpose of intimidation, reconnaissance and spying, these are the first miniatures for my second son’s Narnia collection. Most infamous for chasing that arch-… Read More