Some insights into a crazy world of model soldiers, toys to some, a business to others, an amazing realm where there are no limits other than your imagination, tempered with a bit of research and history.
I hope to be attending, probably trying to be there for 10 o'clock!
Might say 'hello' in the passing then!
Great minds think alike Jim. I've just put a post up about Carronade as well!I'll be there with my little iPhone in hand taking snaps
I'll bring a proper camera but will not necessarily take better photographs.
Touch and go at the moment, depends if the Mrs gives me the day off! Sounds like some good events this year.
OK, time to call in some 'brownie' points.
Me. But I'm leaving early to go to the Musselburgh Sevens.
I think I knew that!See you there Derek!
Nope--tempting, but too far from Virginia. I might be even more tempted if the festivities including tipping over cows--I think you folks call them Raries--but still, it's 3000 miles, and that's a long way to tip a Rary.Nothing but humor from across the Atlantic,Chris
Hi ChrisWe get your humour but the real Tipperary is in a different country called Ireland and is a long way away from here, about 312 miles as the crow flies including the width of the Irish Sea.Plan ahead, you might make it one day. I am crossing the Atlantic myself next week.
Oh, I'd love to visit the UK--everywhere you look there's history. Not to mention, if it were not for current security measures and airline add-on fees, my suitcases would be filled with lead when coming home. I don't think they would make it past the screeners, though... My wife went a few years ago when my son finished a year at Oxford, and has been bugging me ever since to go back. I have to fully recover from back surgery, though. No way am I going to travel if I can hardly get around. I'd like to see Waterloo, too, as I understand there was quite a battle around there. Ah well, some day, some day.Best regards,Chris
Yes, priorities are the name of the game. Get your back sorted out first.I have done Waterloo, well certainly the British (Anglo Dutch/German) end anyway. I must go back someday and do some more.I have taken lead soldiers on airlines in Europe, hand luggage, and be prepared to open the boxes when security asks what it is.Yes, there is history everywhere. Half a mile from where I live in the graveyard where my grandfather is buried there are the graves of the German aircrew who were killed in one of the first bombing raids of 1939. They were buried with full military honours. I can also see pre-history from my front garden.Get Well ChrisJim