“HAPPY NEW YEAR” and welcome to my first Miniatures & Musings post of 2020! I hope you all had an enjoyable time but more on Christmas, the year that was 2019 and the year that will be 2020 later.
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
I got very little done over the festive period due partly to obvious distractions and partly because I lost my mojo for a short while. With family staying over, not feeling 100% and generally knackered I couldn’t be arsed to lift a brush. The good news is my mojo is now back but the bad news is I need to get my finger out if I am to have more to post in the weeks ahead.
My offering for this week is a figure I painted once before for a small vignette. This time I painted it as a stand alone. IT is a Hasslefree figure which goes by the name of “Katie”. She’s a tough little school girl with a lot of attitude.
Christmas and New Year
Well both Christmas and the New Year have come and gone once again and now it is time to slip back into my familiar routine of mòdelling, blogging and, as befits my age, moaning! Quite simply I have reached the age where I like some sort of routine. Sad but true.
Christmas was fine but predictable. I knew what presents I was getting because I bought them myself. My family can be relied on to either not bother or buy complete shit so it is by far and away the best option. I’m sure I am not alone in adopting this approach. Annoyingly an expensive kit I ordered had a missing part which pissed me off to say the least and so now the back and forth emails begin to resolve the matter. I sense Milliput will end up providing the answer but I live in hope.
The festive television was crap as usual but a few old films I hadn’t seen in a long while and don’t have the DVD’s of were fun to watch once again. I suspect I will watch them again next year too! On a more positive note I did manage to achieve my long held ambition of getting all the letters to spell out FUCK on the Scrabble board. Unfortunatley this pissed off She Who Must Be Obeyed. I’m still not sure if this was because my mum and dad were playing as well or if it was becasue I scored 39 points thanks to a triple word score. In any event it remains my personal highlight.
New Years Eve proved most enjoyable. The new owners at the Blacksmiths Arms decided to hire a band for the evening so a dozen of us got together for a meal there first and then settled down to drinking the night away. The place was heaving and the band were excellent but the service was slow. Well that was the excuse I gave my daughter who waitresses there for why I didn’t give her a tip. When she leaves school and gets a real job she will encounter all kinds of people. I figure she should come to terms with miserable bastards like me sooner rather than later.
Finally, on the subject of Christmas presents can I remind all of you that I gave books to that they are due back at the library on the 13th January!
The Year That Was and The Year That Will Be
It had been my intention to do a little summary of 2019 and a brief look ahead to 2020. Unfortunatley time or a lack of it got the better of me so next week and/or the week after I will reflect on both.
I can however report two pieces of good news as we enter the new decade.
Firstly, it was rumoured that dirty Derek our village flasher was going to retire at the end of the year. It turns out he has changed his mind and plans to stick it out for another year. Well done Derek.
Secondly, as we all know Christmas is an expensive time of the year for us all but as luck would have it I have a meeting with my bank manager tomorrow and if all goes well I will be out of debt. I’m so excited I can barely put my ski mask on. Wish me luck!
This week TIM has been watching …
The Wedding Singer. One of the many old films to appear on TV over Christmas but one I hadn’t seen in a while. Dated in terms of fashion but a few laughs along the way together with a decent sound track.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“White Wedding” by Billy Idol. Inspired by watching The Wedding Singer and his cameo appearance in the film.
Viagra wont make you James Bond but it will make you Roger Moore!
Until next time.