Saturday, 26 February 2011
No more posts for a while...
...because it's that time of the year when we head off to New Zealand to catch up with friends and family. This trip is particularly needed as the whole country has been affected by the disaster in Christchurch, and the Kiwi is feeling very far from home at the moment. All of our friends in the city are safe but there are very few New Zealanders who won't know someone affected by what has happened.
I'm sorry about the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks. Real life has intervened and I didn't manage to finish off a report on the Freeman's Farm game that Eclaireur and I played last December. That game was undertaken ostensibly for us to take photos for the forthcoming second edition of Eclaireur's "British Grenadier!" rules, although I confess that we got carried away with the game and probably didn't take as many photos as we should have done! Anyhow, the photos above show current wip - the French Gatinois regiment for the AWI and my first Old Guard unit for 1815 (specifically the 4th Regiment of Chasseurs). I have also been finishing off and basing some of my Dixon ACW figures, a large number of which I painted in the summer of 2000. Those will appear when I return in March.
We are spending a week in New Zealand, mainly in Auckland and then on the west coast of North Island where we will be attending a wedding in Taranaki. We then head off for 2 weeks in Melbourne, where the Kiwi's sister lives. For me that will involve a meeting with the Eureka Miniatures mob and visits to as many of the surrounding wineries as I can fit in. We then head off to the countryside for more wineries and the opportunity for Hugo to run around in the sun. The poor chap has seen very little sunshine over the past few months and feeling green grass beneath his feet will also be a novel experience for him.