Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
Another of my leftover and forgotten Footsore Baron’s War figures. I still have another four foot figures to do and a couple of mounted figures as well. Each one done I’ll consider a bonus but I have a sneaky feeling I’m going to get bored with these long before I finish them and if I don’t you guys certainly will. I might have to look at what else is in my pile which, with a push, I might be inspired to do. Failing that I might have to resort to buying something new. It’s a tried and tested method that has always worked in the past and I can’t see it letting me down! 😉
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
Let me say up front that I am not anti Human rights but like other policies, Health and Safety springs to mind, there are grey areas. In this instance my issue is a simple one, when does one persons human rights become detrimental the human rights of another? The latest example of this is the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Within the UK there are a number of people, not exclusively ethnic or religious groups although they do make up a large proportion from what I understand, who are refusing to have the vaccine. Personally I couldn’t care less if these individuals do not have the vaccine. If they want to risk their own lives they are more than welcome to. It is their human right to refuse the jab and if they die of Covid then they might be sadly missed by others but they won’t be missed by me. But what about the human rights of others? Are people not entitled to walk around feeling safe? Should NHS front line workers continue to be at risk just because some people won’t have the vaccine?
Ignorance and fake news has played a significant part in raising concerns over the safety of the vaccine and its side effects but hopefully most people will eventually see the light. Personally I just think the vaccine should be made compulsory but of course plenty of people will jump on the band wagon and say you can’t. That’s fine, just don’t expect the NHS to bale you out.
Give Me Five
This week I decided to choose my top 5 sitcoms. It took all of a few seconds to realise this was going to be impossible unless I split it between the UK and the US so this week I have gone with the UK and next week we can do the US. I still found it very, very difficult as so many shows have made me laugh out loud over the years. In no particular order I settled on the following:
- The Office
- Only Fools and Horses
- Fawlty Towers
- The Inbetweeners
This week TIM has been listening to …
“The Jean Genie” by David Bowie. Classic track from one of my absolute favourite performers. Sadly no longer with us but his music lives on.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Ivanhoe” starring Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. The original film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel. Thought I would sit down and watch a classic. In truth the acting is dire and the quality of the filming and effects are little better. The story is still a classic though and the young Elizabeth Taylor remains for me the most beautiful women of her generation.
If at first you don’t succeed it’s only attempted murder.