Monday, 16 June 2014

Why the Long Paws?

I'm sorry for not posting for a while. I've had one of those difficult weeks where everything is blank and I've been unable to find anything worth writing about.  I've been having problems ranging from trivial to more serious - from my favorite bariste working at the other shop for a month to me falling off the wagon, with all the attendant worries and problems that brings.

But anyway, I'm not dead, and hope to be back posting regularly soon.

In miniatures news, after a lot of humming and hawing I've finally ordered the figures I'm going to send to Loki to be painted as my prize in his competition.  They are literally not the ones I would have chosen (I promised The Wife she could) so I've ordered some more to compensate for that fact!  The orders went in over the weekend, so I'm going to be taking up position with  the dog behind the front door.

Elsewhere, I've been doing some research into the awards of the Ralston-Purina Hero Medal.  It's an interesting award, instituted in 1915 by the founder of the animal feed company to reward heroism by children and young adults.  It's for an article, so I won't post more now - perhaps once it's published I'll go into details.


16 comments:

  1. I'm terribly sorry to hear that things are not going exactly as one would hope. I do find the ordering of miniatures a wonderful therapy, that and rule sets that I will probably never paly!

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    1. Ah, the "I Want it All" option at Northstar!

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    2. Strewth! I've just seen the advertisement and, at effectively three quid a figure, piracy is certainly an appropriate theme . . . .

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  2. Ordering more troops makes me feel better too! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks Rodger. I will, don't worry.

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  3. Sorry to hear you're feeling down. I too have just gone through my bi-annual "stare down mortality and be consumed by the futility of it all" fest. But I'm over it reasonably well. I also bought a bunch of stuff.

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    1. Glad to hear you've got through to the other side.

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    2. I've had one of those weeks too Sir, but working up my next Eureka Miniatures order is helping considerably.

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    3. Eureka have some nice stuff. I like the look of Pax Limpopo.

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    4. I like them too but I'm mainly stocking up on there 18mm Lord of the Rings figures.

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  4. Sorry to hear about the bad stuff mate, but yay for miniature retail therapy!
    If it helps, picture the look on my good lady's face when she accidently opened a parcel addressed to me, only to find it full of doll's house furniture...

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    1. Could have been worse, it could have been dolls...

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    2. I'm more worried about when the inflatable one arrives...

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  5. Sorry to hear the bad bits, but don't worry about the blog. It's a pleasure to read and I think that's because it's a pleasure to write. Don't let it become a millstone.

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    1. Thanks, and I won't let it. I used to think I had to write to a schedule to make it work, but that just produces stale material.

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  6. Hope your troubles soon vanish. Certainly, having LOKI paint a batch of figures will be good therapy.

    Ordering figures always helps in resolving many maladies. It works for me! Also, I tend to place more orders when I am away for work. Refreshing to have a package waiting for me on my return.

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