I have been feeling pretty rotten all week, and The Wife has been ill, both of which conspired to create a Bank Holiday weekend of unparalleled dullness. I had to miss Diceni, and really couldn't face going out elsewhere.
Normally when I'm in this situation I get the credit card out and add to the lead mountain. I've ascertained that my sister didn't buy the present I pointed her to at Christmas (not necessary a given, even though it's May) and as it's on offer again at Northstar, I may get it. They seem to have a lot of things on offer at the moment - including some of the Wargames Factory range, Ironclad Miniatures' VSF vehicles and some of the pirate sets Northstar produced for the ill-received On The Seven Seas (Did I really see that it was up for an award? That probably says more about Ospreys' acumen in making submissions than anything about the game.) If I was being consistent, I'd order some of the figures I highlighted when discussing 'non-standard' cults the other day.
But, despite having saved by not spending money at Diceni, I'm not sure whether I can afford to spend money on the hobby. To tell the truth, I'm more than a little out of sorts with the whole set-up. I can't bring myself to join a club and have to interact with strangers, so I hardly ever get a game in, and (perhaps as a consequence) I haven't picked up a paintbrush since I crashed out of the painting challenge at Christmas. My blogging has dropped off accordingly, as some of you have noticed.
A cheap way to add to the pile would be win one or more of the prizes in Ray's Mega Blog Giveaway. To celebrate 500 posts, Ray is running a competition with a generous (no less than 18!) array of prizes. There's some nice stuff, so go across and look (but don't enter!)