Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another Foot Sergeant from the Baron’s War range and alI I had time to get done this week. The shield design is known as a “Party Per Pal” and is a first for me. I rather like the three colour mix so may well do this design again at some point but with different colours.
Well It Made Me Laugh
On a monthly basis I check my stats with particular attention to the countries which have viewed my blog. As I’ve mentioned before I get a buzz seeing where my blog has been viewed even if it is only one view and the likely result of an accident. On the positive side I’m pleased to report Estonia, a lovely country I visited briefly a few years ago, has now been added to my list. On the negative side I noticed that my other stats have seen a steady decline.
I’m not entirely sure why my figures have fallen as there could of course be numerous reasons. Blog content could be one of course but the slow downward trend has been over many months and coincides with the ending of lockdown in the UK. There is no doubt that my stats peaked during lockdown and now it very much looks like they are returning to normal.
IPMS Scale Model World Telford
IPMS announced a while ago that they would make a decision on whether or not the Telford show would go ahead at the end of August. They have been true to their word and I was delighted to learn that the show is confirmed to go ahead in November. More details will be released in due course and doubtless there will be some inevitable changes due to Covid. The wearing of masks and the need to produce a Covid passport to gain entry are likely I would imagine and it remains to be seen just how many overseas visitors, traders and exhibitors attend. For now though all I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope things don’t get worse than they are and the show can go on. 🤞
Give Me Five
This week I thought I’d take a look at disaster movies. To some extent this is a very wide genre so I chose to restrict it to films which were either based on real events or had a “realistic” feel to them rather than, say, being Science Fiction based. In no particular order I came up with the following five.
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- Titanic (1997)
- The Towering Inferno (1974)
- The Perfect Storm (2000)
- Twister (1996)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Too Late for Goodbyes” by Julian Lennon. I have just finished reading “John”, a book written by Cynthia Lennon, his first wife, which my brother passed on to my mum who in turn passed it to me. An excellent read and quite an insight to the legend which is John Lennon and the early days of the Beatles. His son Julian had a pretty tough time and knowing he later produced a couple of albums of his own I checked out a few tracks on YouTube. Years since I had heard this and I’d forgotten just how much he looked like his dad. Spooky.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Erin Brockervich” starring Julia Roberts. This film came out in 2000 and completely passed me by. It popped up on a list of must see films so I thought I’d give it a watch, especially as it is based on a true story. All in all an excellent film and glad I sat down to see it.
The phrase “Don’t take this the wrong way” has a zero percent success rate.