A very Happy New Year to all that pass by the pages of '28mm Victorian Warfare', here's to a fabulous 2022 and whatever it may bring you. For yours truly, my immediate focus is to reconnect with a hobby that has brought me so much joy and fostered friendships around the world, yet has been sadly lacking in my life of late.
2021 has not been a good year for many of us, but I am determined not to let the difficulties that it presented define who I am. That said much has changed and so it is with a degree of caution that I launch into this latest foray of the most wholesome of hobbies. Gone is the self congratulatory review of the year, simply because there has been very little to crow about, but I do hope to show a meagre increase in production over the coming months.
Changes to my role at work and difficulties with the infrastructure have caused an unprecedented level of frustration that has seen any joy stymied. As a result, I withdrew in upon myself, not seeming capable of producing anything noteworthy to share. That's not to say that 2021 was a completely devoid of hobby love and as I reacquaint myself with the intricacies of Blogger I see I have 46 draft posts! Many of these are nothing more than titles or references to ideas that I wanted to try, but nonetheless they present a tangible resource to mine in the coming months.
I am making no predictions, nor targets, just a tentative first step, back to a world of creativity that has been sadly devoid of late. With that comes the tantalising prospect or re-connecting with a great many of you that I have become to know as friends. Throughout my self imposed absence, I was truly buoyed by the many messages enquiring after my whereabouts, gestures that have inspired me to remove the virtual dust sheets from this tired old weblog. Decisions as to whether one continues with Blogger can wait, for now let me, once again, wish you all a happy and prosperous start to the year.
Happy New Year, Michael. Just brilliant to see you're posting again, and optimistic as to what the hobby may bring you over the next twelve months. Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing anything which you find the time to create/post about.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Simon, can't wait to catch up with all you have been up to.Delete
Happy New year Michael hope to see more of your work this year when your mojo returns.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and many thanks Willie, small steps at the moment.Delete
Happy New Year Michael, so good to see you blow the cobwebs away on your blog, look forward to seeing what you do hobbywiseReplyDelete
Thank you so much Dave and wishing you a very Happy New Year too. I certainly have some bits and pieces to catch up with, so I shall start with those and see where the wind takes me.Delete
Happy New year sir!ReplyDelete
Will be great to see you again at blog's pages!
Happy New Year Michal!Delete
Wishing you the best Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Bill, take care.Delete
Happy New Year Michael, let’s hope for a better 2022 all around.ReplyDelete
And a very Happy New Year to you too Peter, certainly hoping for an upturn in fortunes this year.Delete
Happy new year, I look forward to what 2022 brings us!ReplyDelete
Thank you Iain, wishing you all the best.Delete
Happy New Year Michael, you have been sorely missed! We have but to forge ahead!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Terry and that is very kind of you, I have certainly missed all of you.Delete
Happy new year. Last 18 months have been very hard. Take it 1 colour at a time, it worksReplyDelete
That sounds like a solid plan, thank you Martin.Delete
As someone who also dropped off the blogger radar last year Michael I know stepping back on can be hard but having done so just before years end I've broken the ice.Delete
I think at times we can all doubt what we're doing but the great thing about your community is we're all here to help each other through, here to hoping you can get back to blogging in the future, as your content is wonderful & a happy new year 😊
Thank you so much Frank. There has been a lot of introspection of late, but one thing that I kept coming back to was missing the contact with like minded souls. I couldn't agree more with regards to your thoughts about our community and hope I can stick around for a bit this year.Delete
And a very Happy New Year to you too Jim.ReplyDelete
And to you Michael nice to see a fresh posting from you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Stuart, I have already matched last year's posting tally so off to a positive start! 🤣Delete
We need you back mate, our standards have been slipping of late, we need you to raise them again! Seriously you have been missed, hope to see you blogging and enjoying the hobby again ASAP.ReplyDelete
Here's to you in 22' Cheers Roger.
I'm not sure about all that, but the sentiment is lovely, thank you Roger. All the best for a good year.Delete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
And a very Happy New Year to you too.Delete
Yay! Good to hear you want to give this a go again! You’ve been missed Michael, it’ll be good to see your posts popping up in my feed.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dai, have already come across a couple of glitches in Blogger that are driving me to distraction, but hopefully I can find a way around them at work.Delete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.Delete
Very best wishes to all at Awdry Towers!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Sir! Glad to see you back posting!ReplyDelete
All the very best!
I think we have all slowed down with our posts over the last year, or that is how it feels to me. No pressure, it is what it is.ReplyDelete
HNY to you Michael.
A Happy New Year to you Michael! Glad you’re backReplyDelete
Happy New Year Michael and I wish you the best. Indeed times are changing right now and you must try to seek out the joy in life.For me the hobby is one very positive thing and means a lot. I think many agree with me on this one.Great to hear from you again!ReplyDelete
Good to see you're safe and well and that you're intending to get back into gaming and blogging.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Michael! Good to see you back blogging! :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you Sir, Good to see you back on the blog, long may it continue!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Michael!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Michael! Looking forward to some nice painted figures of you!ReplyDelete
Nice to see you back Michael I avoid retrospectives or setting hard targets they just don’t work for enjoy the hobby what ever happens. That said I have projects and ideas to push forward.👍ReplyDelete
A belated Happy New Year to you and yours!ReplyDelete
Good to see you back, Michael.ReplyDelete
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Ich möchte DR. AKHERE für die wundervolle Arbeit danken, die er für mich und meine Familie geleistet hat. Ich hatte eine ernsthafte Trennung von meinem Ex, aber als ich ihn um Hilfe bat, brachte er ihn mit seinen historischen Kräften zu mir zurück und half mir auch dabei einen Job zu bekommen, da er mich verzaubert hat, hat es mir wirklich gut getan und seit ich ihn kenne, ist mein Mann mir treu geblieben Hilfe, wenn Sie mit einer Trennung oder einem Eheproblem konfrontiert sind, wenden Sie sich einfach an diesen Mann, um Hilfe zu erhalten. Er wird Ihnen helfen, alles mit seiner Macht zu regeln. Bitte kontaktieren Sie ihn über seine E-Mail: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com oder rufen Sie / whatsapp: +2349057261346 an Ihre Probleme werden gelöst