Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sick again, plus other things

I have been struggling with my stomach again for the last few weeks, so there has not been much in the way of things to report.  I have missed Monday night gaming for the last 2 weeks as I feel so crap, but I am clutching to the vain hope that the consultant with come up with something new when I see him on the 18th. 

The good news is my ongoing weight loss plan is working well.  I have gone from a being a humungous fat b*****d to a still big fat b*****d as I have lost over 2 stone so far this year.  Only another 5 or 6 stone to go. 

Painting has taken a big hit, all I have managed to finish have been 12 Tumbling Dice 1/600 Bf110 fighters for Bag the Hun.  I still have loads of BoB planes to paint, but now have enough to play most encounters in the campaign. 

Apart from them I have failed to paint anything.  Not good, I will have to have a stern word with myself.

I do have lots of things I want to paint(15mm WW2, 15mm Vietnam ANZACs, 15mm AWI, 15mm ACW) and some things I need to paint(15mm Napoleonics, 25mm wagons), but at the moment I can't.  My mojo as left the building, I could really do with it coming back now. 

My oldest son and his family(that's his daughter on the left) are moving this weekend as well, so I will probably be drafted in to help as much as I can.  They are moving a lot closer to us on the other side of the village, but also its a much bigger place for them with 2 decent double bedrooms instead of a small double and a box room.  It's also in a much nicer area, so they can actually go outside without being surrounded by drug dealers and drunks. Its also a cul-de-sac instead of a main road, so quieter for them too. 

The bad thing is that even if I was feeling well I wouldn't be going to the Devon Wargames meeting, which is a shame. 

Well, that's it for now.  A bit of a ramble.  Hopefully next time there will be some gaming and/or painting to report.  Take care.


  1. 2 stones loss is a great effort and you still look far too young to be a grandad! Hang in there buddy, painting mojo will return. Think of a particular game you'd like to play and maybe try to paint something related to and which you can use in that...

  2. Hi J,
    I hope this message finds you feeling better. Keep on keeping on and well done in getting the weight down. You know that once you feel better in yourself the urge to paint will come back.
    All the best mate