Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Well, Christmas has passed, it's now in the hands of the elf-like creature with the conical hat *. The old chap with the scythe and hour-glass is hobbling towards the exit while the chubby cherub in the nappy (US -diaper) is waiting to make his entrance. Time to review the situation.

Readers of my assorted blogs will have seen that there was very little content this year, usually just a note about something that caught my interest as I went along. This is because I've had a bit of a peculiar time lately. A problem with the ticker and various tubes leading to it led to a couple of heart operations, meaning lots of rest and recuperation (MrsJ made sure of that) and assorted pills meant I felt dog-tired most of the time and able to drop into snooze mode at the drop of a hat. Thankfully this period is nearly over and the doc should sign me back into the world soon.

So nothing much has happened in my various hobby interests lately. Admittedly I've pottered about the shed with odd bits of wood, and a few figures have been sent off to be painted for the 19th century armies of Humperstein, but my attention span was such that many of the projects on the go at the start of 2014 are still languishing on various desks at the end of the year. My resolution is to get these finished before starting anything new, so hopefully there will reports of progress appearing here soon. Another thing I've noticed is that during my lazy months I've been spending far too long on this infernal machine and will be restricting access during 2015 (with priority to the blogs and forums I inhabit, general browsing for the sake of it must be held in check!).

So enough of my rabbiting on, You'll be hearing from me, and A Happy New Year to you all,

* Christmas Carol, Dickens.


  1. I hope the next year brings you better health, and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  2. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Here's to a trouble free 2015 for you with plenty of toy soldier activity.

  3. Hope you are feeling better and here's to a great New Year , Tony

  4. Hope you feel better very soon and I really look forward to seeing your presence here in blogdom increase. It will be interesting to see your projects move forward.
    Take care

  5. Sounds familiar, we don't realize how much of our energy flows from our ticker till it splutters a bit. I wish you increasing health and some active fun in the New Year as well as some pleasing daydreams.