Saturday, 30 March 2019

Happy Blogday '28mm Victorian Warfare'...

...8 today!
Well no, technically the anniversary was on the 14th March, but I wasn't prepared to let the Blogday, the eighth to be exact, slip by without recognition, no by Jove!

I was starting to believe that some semblance of normality was returning to my hobby world.  I was enjoying the ‘IX Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’, posting more regularly and starting to get through the backlog of unpublished work from last year.  Sadly, real life has conspired to throw yet another metaphorical spanner into the works.
Once again, I should stress that we are both physically well, but I expect the months ahead to be demanding of time as we come to terms with what this latest challenge will mean for us as a family. I have noticed that with the onset of years that I have become more hesitant to embrace change, but I think in this instance it is exactly what is needed. So with a 'half glass full' outlook, I am determined to get back to devoting time to this most wholesome of hobbies.

The photograph above shows the paint table on, or about, the Blogday itself.  All manner of curiosities abound as I was trying frantically to get things finished before the Challenge's deadline.  As I write this some, sadly, remain incomplete, but new diversions have kept me busy and I hope to share some of those shortly.  I certainly didn't see myself assembling and painting British Paratroopers at the start of the year, but a wonderful collaboration has seen me contribute, albeit in a small way, to an extraordinary project that is due for completion this June.
So it is very much my intention that '28mm Victorian Warfare' will continue to chart my progress and I look forward to trying to get things back on track over the Easter Break.  Expect some more 'catch up' posts, but also plenty of new material from this Year's Challenge, the subject of which has a distinct Star Wars bias.  I am looking forward to hosting another summer game day here at 'Awdry Towers' and most importantly taking some time to rediscover the many splendid weblogs that I enjoy following.

51 comments:

  1. Happy to see that you've choosen this day...30th March is MY birthday! Always a pleasure to watch your gorgeous realisations Michael, happy blog anniversary...

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  2. Congrats Sir M! Happy Blogbirthday!

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  3. Happy blog day, Sir Michael!

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  4. Happy blogiversary Michael! May there be many, many more to come :)

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  5. Happy day indeed, looking forward to seeing what you have been upto.......hope the real world treats you kindly 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Matt, hoping to get back into the swing of things soon.

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  6. Happy blog day. Hope all goes well. Remember no matter how almost empty you glass is you still have some beer

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    1. Thank you Martin and a very valid point!😄

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  7. Looking forward to many more years of inspirational posts that make me feel totally inadequate. :)

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  8. Congrats! Here‘s hoping to see more of your trademark quirky ingenuity again.

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    1. Thank you Nick, hoping to get some posts up soon.

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  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  10. Great blog! Thank you so much for writing so long!

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  11. Happy blog day Michael, hope the new life move improves the situation for you. Look forward to finally meeting you in person at Salute

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    1. Thank you, as always, Dave. Your support has been tremendous.

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  12. Happy blogday, sir! I hope the coming challenge turns out successfully.

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  13. Many Happy Returns on the occasion of your Blogday good Sir! That is many years I have been coming here to the virtual Towers to be inspired and Ooh and Aah

    Best wishes with negotiating your most recent obstacles - we will be here when you are ready to return

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    1. Thank you so much Paul. I can't tell you just how much I appreciated your kind words earlier in the month.

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  14. Happy blog day! Always inspirational!
    Best Iain

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  15. Congrats on another year Micheal!

    Christopher

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  16. A bit late to the party but: "congratulations!"

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  17. Happy blog birthday and good luck going forward!

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  18. Congrats. 8 years is very impressive

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  19. Well done keeping your very interestin gblog going for so long as many I folled have fallen by the wayside.

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  20. Eight ... here's to eighty O_O ... we should be so lucky. Happy Eighth regardless :)

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  21. Congratulations Michael a great place to visit.

    Best wishes
    Willie

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