Come into the Garden…

“There lies an island in the midst of the Mediterranean sea, upon which, resides a gardener of much renown. She dwells alone, gliding effortlessly through the labyrinthine topiary borders and flower beds, tending to her beloved flora with the utmost dedication…  Dotted about, here and there, stand a plethora of stone statues. These masonic effigiesContinue reading “Come into the Garden…”

Trouble in the colonies

As is my want, I have been seduced by yet another interesting period in military history, that of the French & Indian Wars of the mid 18th century. This era of European colonialism spread to the four corners of the globe and in North America and Southern Canada confrontation between the French and British created sparks that lit the fireContinue reading “Trouble in the colonies”

The Necrotic Tome pt.3 ‘The Lost Slayer’

Earlier this month I attended a ‘God of Battles’ tournament at Foundry Miniatures. Jake ‘Quirkworthy’ Thornton, the designer of this excellent fantasy game, ran the day and although a petite affair it was a most enjoyable time. My Undead army project had been sitting on the back-burner since my last post in March, buried but not forgotten, and I thoughtContinue reading “The Necrotic Tome pt.3 ‘The Lost Slayer’”

Clearing House!

With the glorious weather during the last couple of weekends, no small novelty on this rainy Isle I call home, I have been engaged with getting things squared away for the summer in the home & garden and this has led to my being silent of late. Indeed there has been little time for the crafting of Hobby Rubble recently, however, I haven’t been completely idle in my hobby machinations…Continue reading “Clearing House!”

The long road to Caen

My errant mind has been wandering off again, to the battle of Normandy 1944 and more particularly the Canadian Route of Liberation from Juno beach to Caen and the bitter fighting that the 1st Canadian Corps endured in that eventful summer and beyond. I have been long interested in the Canadian war effort and have done much study in this area.Continue reading “The long road to Caen”

Thinking warm thoughts

This was the view from my kitchen door here in Nottingham, England on Sunday morning…. So, in an attempt to dispel the frozen temperatures, my hobbying activities have turned to the warmer climes of the desert…. to be a little more specific, the Sinai Desert 1967. I’ve been very interested in the Arab/Israeli conflicts of both the 21stContinue reading “Thinking warm thoughts”

Necrotic Tome pt.2 – ‘Rattling Bones’

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but there are plenty more where they came from. My ‘Grande Armée de la Mort’ is never stronger than when in the presence of death and the heat of battle!…’ Having pitted my wits against the inscrutable Quirkworthy just the other day, I feel that I have finally startedContinue reading “Necrotic Tome pt.2 – ‘Rattling Bones’”

Tales of a Wargaming Womble

It is well-known amongst my wargaming friends, that I am an incurable ‘Bitz junkie’ and will take no time in descending upon their ‘Bitz’ boxes like a ravenous swarm of locust, indeed, if they feel that they have too much ‘hobby rubble’ lying around, it’s a sure bet that they will throw it my way. Nothing is tooContinue reading “Tales of a Wargaming Womble”

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