I hope you all had an excellent Christmas/holiday period and enjoyed it just the way you chose to.
Here at home has been great. I have had a very nice time and it has been based on family and food/drink. Much better than last year where I was due to be flying to the Falklands on the 28th... it all felt so surreal.
As you may well have guessed, I have shelved the hobby for the festivities and have only just unpacked one or two things to be getting on with today... namely this:
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It may not look like much at the moment... but it will end up being a vehicle for my Sharclon to travel around in. It has been languishing in a box for ages and I have only recently dug it out for some TLC. As a side note, it has been made so robustly that I reckon I could probably stand on it without it breaking (but I don't want to chance it, just in case). It will look a bit 'old school' when it is finished so it will match the Sharclon very well... I just need to find the right bits for the unconventional turret. It should also tie in nicely with the air support I have planned (there is a pun there but you'll have to wait to see it).
So... Christmas gifts. I received a small amount of extremely well targeted gifts and they were, as follows:
- A pair of dinosaur hand puppets (self assembly - card).
- An etched port glass and miniature bottle of vintage port.
- A Grumpy Cat Christmas jumper.
- A Lego Starwars kit (Shadow troopers)
- A 1/35th scale Cromwell tank kit.
- A Ladybird book of Hangovers.
- A donation made on my behalf to Shelterbox.
All things that were spot on and 'in tune' with me... something that rarely happens.
Needless to say that Christmas has been very good to me... and Boxing Day was mostly having an excellent meal in the pub where my daughter works.
Onwards an upwards... and although I have had a lovely Christmas, I won't be looking back on 2015 too favourably when we get to 2016. 2016 is going to be a massive year for me and my family as we plan our journey to a new life in a different area... and doing so as civilians rather than a Service family.
So in a few days we will all be seeing out the old year and seeing in the new one.
I wish everyone a happy New Year and hope that you spend it doing what you wish.
Roll on 2016!
See you from the height of indecision!