The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 45)

Welcome to this weeks Musings!

After an absence of a couple of weeks, partly due to Alex’s “Fembruary challenge”, my brothers visit and posting another installment of TIM’s Ebay Adventure, a return to conventional musings.  I’m sure you can’t wait so without further ado let’s get started!


Its An Age Thing …

For the first time in a long time I have not done any modelling or painting at all.  No I have not lost interest in the hobby and neither have I been doing other things.  In fact I’ve been doing absolutely bugger all.  Why?  Well I managed to do my back in and for the best part of a week now I’ve been barely able to move.  So how did you manage to do that then TIM?  You may well ask.  There are two theories.

The first theory, and for anyone anywhere in the world who reads this blog this is the true explanation, I put my back out making love to She Who Must Be Obeyed.  It’s high time I realized my limitations and restricted myself to no more than four times a night but what can I say, I’m one of life’s givers.

The second theory, and one which has no credibility whatsoever, is that I managed to damage my back lifting the garden strimmer.

A painful trip to the doctor led to the conclusion I had a swollen disc which in turn was trapping a nerve.  I left with a prescription for some heavy duty pain killers and a couple of sheets of exercises to be done as often as possible.

Two days in and I elected to abandon the prescribed pain killers due to side effects.  Had it not been for SWMBO  I would have still been taking them but like most women and unlike most men she chose to read the prescription information leaflet.  Apparently if symptoms such as stomach pain and nausea occur you should stop taking the medication immediately.

The exercises offer a different kind of challenge.  Assuming I can actually make it to the floor in the first instance they are in fact motivational.  I’m not sure it was what the doctor had intended but I feel that if I can achieve the various positions shown on the leaflet then hope remains that I could still make it as a porn star.

Fortunately, and thanks to the aid of a whoopee cushion, I am able to sit with the laptop and blog for short periods.


Display Cases

Over the last few months I’ve really gotten into painting 28mm figures just as figures, not as part of a vignette or diorama.  Two main reasons for this, one being that I’ve been selling some on eBay, the other that I’ve simply loved doing them.  Knowing my boredom threshold I’m sure I will move on to something different in due course but for now I’m enjoying what I’m doing which after all is what it is all about.

The thing is I have started to build up a reasonable number of figures, not for selling but for my own collection and as a consequence I found myself confronted with the familiar question – to display or not to display?  I decided that if I could find the right thing to display the figures in then that would be the route I would take until such times as there was no further available display space.  I know when I’ve reached that particular tipping point because She Who Must Be Obeyed will typically say something along the lines of “well you needn’t think you are putting that anywhere!”.

I managed to find the ideal item on eBay so I bought a couple.  At £15.00 each and with free postage I thought they were good value.

Each one can hold 32 figures on 25mm bases so I bought a couple which should keep me going for a little while.

I then bought two more just to be on the safe side!


Sorry, Wrong Number!

Talking about eBay I’ve just put these up for sale.  Not sure how I managed to make such a mistake, must be another age thing.



Thought for the week? 

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


This week TIM has been listening to …

Elton John and Tiny Dancer.

Having just bought the DVD for “Bohemian Rhapsody” (and watched it twice already!) I’m now looking forward to the release of Rocket Man at the cinema.  Naturally I could have gone with any number of songs by Elton but went for the official music video for Tiny Dancer.  Partly because the early sequences features by coincidence my yellow sports car and and young blond girl I used to go out with.


This week TIM has been watching …

Fawlty Towers.  With little else to do but sit around uncomfortably I thought I would work my way through the Fawlty Towers boxed set.  Over the years there has been some very fine comedies.  Some have stood the test of time while others haven’t.  This one certainly has.

Below is a link to some top moments.


Until next time.




21 thoughts on “The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 45)

  1. Hoorah for Fawlty Towers but booooo for Elton John. Despite liking a couple of his tunes I can’t say I’m a fan. Fawlty Towers would have to be one of my alllllll time faves. I remember as a nipper in the UK a van used to do the rounds full of videos that you could hire. A concept that never came about here surprisingly. I would ask to hire Fawlty Towers just about every week I reckon hehe. My favourite was always Manuel until I was old enough to understand the jokes of Basil. So many wonderful and classic moments. I still laugh my head off today when I watch it. Sorry to hear about your back mate. If it wasn’t for the fact that my back went out about five years ago I would have absolutely taken the piss out of you and told you to drink a cup of concrete and harden the fuck up. Alas, I know the pain. For me, the worse thing was having everyone worry about me and fuss over me. I felt weak and stupid haha. I don’t do illness and can’t remember when I was last sick in bed. I’m no superman of course, more of a Batman haha. I like the cases but if you start collecting Smurfs we are done. Little cowboys and soldiers is one thing but smurfs would be the same as collecting Nazi memorabilia. I found heat packs worked a treat for my back pain. Then, as soon as I could, I put the cape back on and went and saved the world.

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    1. Haha, fortunately the smurfs weren’t included! As for Fawlty Towers I think it’s about as clever as comedy comes, so slick in just about every respect and every character plays a vital part, simply brilliant. As for manning up I did, in fact I “Cave-manned Up” which is to say I clubbed the wife over the had and told her to do everything! Of course we both know that’s a lie ;-). Oddly as super heroes go I can see you in a cape and your pants on the outside of your tights! 🙂

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  2. Sorry to hear about the back old boy ,probably time to slow down a bit ,and who one earth would fall for the garden trimmer story I ask you ! .Any exercise that requires one to lie on the floor be very wary of my old mate when I did mine eh! ah ! that’s right lifting heavy cartons, sometime ago I found I couldn’t get up again ,ended up needing assistance so that was the end of that . You may find lifting pints at the local might help ,that’s if SWMBO will take you there !.

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  3. Sorry about the back and I feel your pain. In 2005 I was having back pain and against my better inclinations I went to a chiropractor, who subsequently totally blew my L5/S1 (I was giving the quack a shot). Anyways, ended up needing discetomy and that was a bitch. But my post surgery physical therapy was great, and I have been doing the exercises ever since. I’m no porn Star, but my back issues have been minimized because of the exercises, so good luck. Are you sure that SWMBO did not do the act like the mellow chick in the Bowie song? 😜

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    1. Ouch Mark, that must have been tough. Glad you managed to get on top of it. By comparison I’ve not got too much to complain about and on a positive note it is starting to improve slowly. I’ve taken it as a warning though and told SWMBO that she needs to do more! On reflection I’m not sure that was my smartest move. 😉

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  4. The back comment almost made tea come out of my nose, so thanks for that. Sorry to hear about your injury, hope it sorts itself out quickly.
    Whoopee cushions take me back. They were the highlight of comedy when I was younger and the bane of my parents lives. My Aunt was convinced they actually went ‘whoooooopppppiiiiieee’ when you sat on them. I never said my family were normal.

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