So, its been a long time of doing nothing hobby related at all. To be honest the last two years have seen a real decline in my activity, other than web browsing and the odd magazine purchase. Thats not to say i have done nothing, but hobby has consisted of very intermitent bursts of activity with long periods of nothing.
Tis year started off ok but soon tailed off to nothing. My hobby room has become a bit of a dumping ground for alot of stuff other than hobby items. Paints, brushes etc are scattered all over the place with no order whatsoever. The very thought of getting in there and trying to sort it out fills me ith dread. Hence I do nothing and the less I do the less I want to do.
Visits to the club have also dried up. I dont think I have been since Alumwell back in March. Again, the less I go, the less I want to go. These hobby related fugs have visited me before, but not often for such a long period. I have even contemplated selling up and moving onto other things in life. Which is daft talk I know. Once a wargamer, always a wargamer. I know this is a temporay state of affairs and even as I type this, aboard a ferry enroute to Mons, via Dunkirk the juices are flowing yet again.
Whilst I should have been packing last night, I bit the bullet and sorted the hobby room out so I can at least see the table. I have found my nice brushes and organised my paints. I have dug out some prepped figures with a view to throwing paint at them on my return home in a couple of weeks time. I have downloaded the Peter Pig catalogue to the IPad as well as the last playtest copy of 'Longships'. An order will be worked out ready to send off in August for my birthday.
So, Mons awaits before heading down to Landau in Germany. Lots of historical sites to see and motivate. I have a couple of Viking type books on the Kindle (The Burning Land from Cornwell and a Tim Severin one). Ideas around a Messines Ridge/Passchendale game remain a possibility.
Whilst away I plan on getting a couple more blog posts archived ready to publish on my return. Lets hope so any way.